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View Poll Results: Holmes or Lewis?
Holmes, by decision 47 49.47%
Holmes, by KO 6 6.32%
Lewis, by decision 28 29.47%
Lewis, by KO 14 14.74%
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:57 AM   #166
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Holyfield was said to be shot in the mid-90's, but proved he wasn't by coming back and looking very good. Tyson and Moorer II were just two classic examples. Prior to those fights Holyfield was marked down as in the graveyard as a fighter. However he had everyone fooled and IMO those performances proved he simply had off nights inside the ring.
It's called getting old.

Holyfield wasn't completely "shot" (which implies nothing left) but he was definitely "over-the-hill" (meaning irreversibly past his prime).

Holyfield's "off nights" in the mid 90s happened because he was over-the-hill.
Holyfield's decline started around '93 or '94, clearly. Some would say earlier.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:59 AM   #167
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It's called getting old.

Holyfield wasn't completely "shot" (which implies nothing left) but he was definitely "over-the-hill" (meaning irreversibly past his prime).

Holyfield's "off nights" in the mid 90s happened because he was over-the-hill.
Holyfield's decline started around '93 or '94, clearly. Some would say earlier.
I kinda covered all that.
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