Which of these guys had the best 5 year run?

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  1. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tyson 1986-1991
    Bowe 1992-1997
    Holyfield 88-93 94-99
    Lewis 1997-2002

    Quality and quantity of wins as well as losses

    With everything taken into account what run was the most impressive and dominant?
     
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  2. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    I think it was LL, despite the Rahman KO loss which he avenged in style.

    Avenged the McCall loss, but that fight should have never taken place of course.
    Brutalized Golota, who only lost to Bowe twice because he measured bodyshots the same as Mares and Salido.
    KO'd roidmonster Briggs, Mavrovic might be one of the most underrated of the decade, beat Holy twice but got robbed once, dominated Tua who only had lost a razor thin decision against the mythical Ibeabuchi (I thought that was a draw), avenged the KO loss to Rahman by KO and then went on to KO a well past it Tyson... That's a resume.
     
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  3. heerko koois

    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tyson also beat prime Ruddock twice !
     
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    Eggman Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Mavrovic.....what a chin. Shame he had to retire. Definitely had more to give
     
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  6. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    For me it's between Tyson and Lewis as well.
    I would say Tyson had the better 5 year run with consistent dominant performances over guys that other ATGs were struggling with.

    But lewis, for me is above him in terms of legacy and total body of work
     
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  7. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I meant to post this thread in the classic section
     
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  8. Big Ukrainian

    Big Ukrainian Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Holyfield's run from 1993 to 1998 was more impressive. I don't know why TS had choosen his run from 1994 to 1999
     
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  9. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You can pick any 5 year stretch you want for Holyfield
     
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    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Thanks for the mistake, everyone here could use more like it!
     
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  11. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tyson, when you start being compared to Sonny Liston....
     
  12. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    1987-92 would be his best stretch.
    Or possibly 1986-91 even.

    To unify cruiserweight to become undefeated champion and then move up and win the undisputed heavyweight championship as well, that's impressive.
    The most impressive run from the guys you've named.
     
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    sid Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lewis for me,Bowe drops his belt in Lewis bin for that he's last on list.
     
  15. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I was thinking about just heavyweight runs but if you include his cruiserweight wins culminating with the win over Douglas then that is terrific as well
     


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