Bowe is better than Lewis ?

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  1. West of Hollywood

    West of Hollywood Active Member Full Member

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    Bowe was the quintessential shooting star. The Bowe who fought Holy 1 was great and would have done very well in a mythical round robin tournament of heavyweight greats. But after Holy 1 his light faded very fast.
     
  2. dawnofthedead

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    Bowe is better than Lewis due to how he handled Holyfield in their initial contest, that is basically what you said, right?
    Styles are often what determines the outcome of a fight & Holyfield was a good match up for Bowe, whereas Lewis would not have been.
    Using the common opponent approach, Lewis certainly handled Golota & Biggs far easier than Bowe, though that doesn't necessarily make Lewis better, nor does Bowe's handling of Holyfield.
    Bowe against Lewis is an unbelievably close match-up against two olympic boxers, both of whom could really fight & are separated by the finest of margins, it could go either way, though i think Lewis would have beaten him & Bowe knew it.
     
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  3. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bowe was a better fighter on the inside. But I have no idea who would win Bowe (Holyfield I)-Lewis.
     
  4. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    I think Lewis is indisputably a greater hw champ by a large margin. And at their best, I'd favor lewis to win.

    But i do think it's funny how many people are 100% sure that a Lewis who was less than a year from getting knocked out by Oliver McCall would have definitely beaten Bowe, who was in his brief prime at that point.

    Again, not saying Lewis doesn't win. He would have been confident while also not looking past bowe which he probably was with McCall. But even if bowe was scared of Lewis... Foreman claims he was terrified of Joe Frazier. Sometimes fear paralyzes a fighter, sometimes it lights a fire in them.
     
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  5. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    These folks likely have an agenda. It would be a 50-50 in my mind. If Bowe catches Lewis with that overhand right it is all over.
     
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  6. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    Seriously people need to actually watch the Olympics match. The stoppage is dubious. I feel like people just look at the record and see a stoppage win for Lewis and go "Lewis would have just knocked him out again."

    A fighter who was never knocked out with a lot of power. It's a tough fight for Lewis. I think he's glad it never happened. I think Bowe feels the same honestly. I think neither of them is actually that confident they would have won, and now they both get to claim it loudly while plebs like us speculate.

     
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  7. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Watching Tyrell Biggs’ fight with Bowe is enough to convince me that Lewis would beat the **** out of Bowe. Lewis could always get chinned, but the same would be true if he rematched Shannon Briggs.