Evander Holyfield calling out Riddick Bowe to his face for not fighting Lewis

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Once Lewis signed with Steward Bowe`s career stated going downhill, I feel Lewis wwas a better fighter at that stage.
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tucker was finished by the time Bowe was champ, he was nowhere near the level he was at in `87, his fight against Lewis was really poor.
     
  3. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I just can't see Tyson getting past the jab. The uppercut would murder him imo.
     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    But Lewis beat him in the Olmpics.
     
  5. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lewis became a great fighter with Steward, whereas I felt he was very one dimensional (with an especially **** poor jab imo) before then.

    And I semi-agree, Lewis post-Steward would have been a terrific match for Bowe. Lewis became the whole, ATG fighter he had the potential to be.

    It amazes me Futch didn't find it in either him or Bowe to push him MUCH harder. Futch is a great trainer.
     
  6. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You probably already know that the Pros are a different story. Look at Howard Davis Jr, Tyrell Biggs....you can probably name at least a dozen yourself, my friend.
     
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  7. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Bowe has recently admitted he just did whatever his promoters told him to, on a side note, all three boxers here were wooden as hell!
     
  8. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Bowe as a Pro was like night and day in terms of quality when compared to him as an amateur imo, Mark.

    I think this is something you know about as well.
     
  9. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Thanks for sharing that, man. Made my morning. Bowe was the MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I respectfully have to disagree. Tyson didn't have the heart of any of the top ten heavyweights, he never once rallied back from a knockdown to win (for instance). When Tyson got knocked down the fight was basically over.

    Watch Holmes-Witherspoon 1 (or geez, Holmes-Snipes, Shavers II, Weaver 1...on a differnet tack, Foreman/Lyle). Larry was out in the ninth round, for a few seconds it looked like he was looking for a place to fall. He fought his heart out to get back in the fight, and he did.

    I do have Tyson in my top fifteen ATGs though, mostly because there never was a more ferocious fighter than Mike Tyson before 1989. He was a terrible (in the good way) force of nature that hadn't happened that intensely before or since. I wonder if all that youthful intensity is what made him so burnt out in a relatively short time.
     
  11. RulesMakeItInteresting

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    I do agree here. Frank would have made Holy's job easier. That said, Frank had the kind of firepower to knock Holy down...I just can't see that happening in my mind. They'd have to stop the fight with Bruno half-senseless by round nine.
     
  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    You make it sound like there's been one since
     
  13. Grapefruit

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    I'm glad evander did, Bowe must forever pay for his folly.
     
  14. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I stand rightfully corrected.
     
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  15. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It was meant to be a joke