Originally Posted by Novirasputin
Yea its kind of easy to beat every man you faced when you fight the likes of Rahman and washed up Tyson (who even Danny williams and KEVIN ****IN McBride can beat).
The reason Lewis is behind the likes of Holyfield, Holmes, and Foreman is precisely because he beat every man he ever faced since most of the guys he beat sucked and could have been defeated by many other fighters.
Grant? Sure not his fault and all but the guy had a glass jaw and went nowhere.
There's a couple problems with your argument. No.1 Tyson was supposed to fight Lewis in 1996 but vacated his title instead of fighting him. No.2 you have Holyfield ahead of Lewis, but Lewis beat Holyfield. No.3 you say most of the guys he beat sucked, but can you name one top heavyweight from his era that he didn't fight? The only two that come to mind are Bowe(he openly ducked Lewis), and possibly Wlad(Lewis was supposed to fight him but then Wlad got knocked out by Sanders)