Holyfield vs Lewis 1993

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  1. Nigel_Benn

    Nigel_Benn Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If Holyfield had beaten Bowe and defended the undisputed heavyweight championship against Lewis in 1993, who wins?
     
  2. Nigel_Benn

    Nigel_Benn Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think Lewis TKO late.
     
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  3. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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  4. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Agree. I’m not comfortable choosing a winner either way
     
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  5. slash

    slash Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    1st fight: Lewis decision win
    2nd fight: Holyfield KO win
     
  6. Rakesh

    Rakesh Member Full Member

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    A double question for everyone here, what was the main difference between a 93' Holy and a 99' Holy fighting Lewis? What main assets did he lose/fade during the time that could've put Lennox is a tough spot?
     
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  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lewis was still kind of raw in 93. Holy by a majority decision.
     
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  8. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    In 1993 I'd pick Holyfield by decision. Lewis was still some years from his peak
     
  9. Fergy

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    Holyfield would have gotten a close decision win back then.
    Lewis still raw. Very good, good enough to beat Mason, Ruddock and Tucker, but Holy the much more experienced at that time.
    Holyfield wins but he knows he's in a fight.
    Lewis goes away to rebuild, Holyfield to fight Moorer.
     
  10. JohnThomas1

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    Holyfield i think would beat Lewis in 93. Lennox's raw power and ability would have made it awkward but he was also very flawed and his camps where far from world class. His best chance would have been via his power and catching Holyfield but that wouldn't be overly likely.
     
  11. Sangria

    Sangria You bleed like Mylee Full Member

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    Tough one to call. Lennox wouldn't be as cautious in '93 and neither would Holyfield. And Holy has the fight or 2 fights with Bowe so that experience is obviously helpful.

    The late 90's Holyfield was far more patient and calculating which was something he gained from big fight heavyweight experience. So Holy in '93 was really the prototype for the latter success.

    So I pick Holyfield, 51/49. Barely.
     
  12. Reinhardt

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    Holyfield wasn't as patient in 93 as he was later, I agree, Lewis has the power to hurt Holy and stop him
     
  13. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    Lennox The Lion Lewis
     
  14. White Bomber

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    Lewis by KO
     
  15. White Bomber

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    No chance for a Holyfied KO.
    He wasn't that roided yet, and Lewis was faster back then