No one said the fight was clearly in Lyle's favor. It was close. No one said it was one sided and Bugner simply sat there getting battered. No one said he was more challenging style wise than Frazier or Ali. Bugner simply said it was the most painful. He did in fact take a relatively long layoff after this match, and his return bout was against an inexperienced complete nobody who lost 2 of his last 4 so the story checks out. Foreman said Lyle was the hardest he'd ever been hit. Shavers also acknowledged that Lyle was one of his most painful affairs and Lyle was in fact the only person to knock Shavers out cold for the full 10 count. So there is nothing crazy about Bugner listing him as the 2nd hardest hitter be faced and that it was the most painful fight. He was 6'3 with longer arms than Frazier so he had an easier time landing consistently on Bugner. He was a very brutal puncher even if he lacked finishing ability and skill. A very heavy handed jacked prison brawler. We can SEE the red welts on his body so him needing to go in an ice tank isn't far fetched whatsoever. Like I tried to explain to you, the grueling pain from body shots is not always apparent on film.