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Old 07-06-2007, 05:10 AM   #7
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Default Re: Holyfield vs Bowe 1

Originally Posted by achillesthegreat
Holyfield has never been the most intelligent and has always had fight in him. He has always had trouble trying to control that urge, even if the guys are MUCH bigger than him.
I haven't seen Holyfield/Bowe II since it aired live, but I was perfectly able to tune out the Fan Man incident, and saw Holyfield's display as a very intelligent and resourceful performance in regaining the title.
Fact is Bowe did win and against a great fighter. I don't think its overrated. It showed what Bowe could be at his best.
What's important from my perspective, is that Bowe came off the deck in the rubber match, and prevailed. It was also gratifying after the match to observe the respect shown by Bowe to Holyfield, a refreshing change from all the latter day self-aggrandizing parroting of Ali, and trash talking. Bowe acknowledged openly that by the example of his public conduct, Holyfield elevated Bowe. To get noticed, be different.
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