Who gave Holyfield his toughest fight at Cruiserweight

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  1. Eye of Timaeus

    Eye of Timaeus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Or did he look unbeatable? The only fight I saw was him vs qawi.
     
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  2. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  5. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Dwight Muhammad Qawi.

    That was a modern classic example of the torch passing from an aging great fighter to an emerging great. In the alphabet era, a lot of prized prospects try to tackle the weakest beltholder to get their first championship, but Evander beat a legit Hall of Fame fighter in Qawi to become a world champion.

    If you're not familiar with Qawi, check out his footage. He had two wins over Matthew Saad Muhammad, he stopped Leon Spinks, Mike Rossman, and plenty of others.
     
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  6. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Qawi beat him. 9-6.
     
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  7. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dwight Muhammad Qawi, in 1986, what a classic fight.
     
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  8. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Qawi gave him his toughest fight period. He was absolutely pushed to the limit in the first fight.
     
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  9. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Qawi is clearly the answer, so I would nominate his fight against Booze early in his career as a runner up perhaps...unfortunately I can’t find the fight on you tube or I would include a link.
     
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  10. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    yep, now I know why you never post scorecards lol! Hope you are ready for festivus because I have some grievances with you my friend!
     
  11. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Qawi won that fight going away bud. The old Duva/favorite corrupt Larry Hazzard rigamoral. You know I am right!!!!!
     
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  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This one guy named Qawi.
     
  13. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I was at Holy-Qawi I ... man what a freaking fight.

    Has to be it.
     
  14. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Qawi.. It would have been interesting seeing him fight Cooper at cruiserweight, but it might have gone the same way as the heavyweight bout.
     
  15. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The Qawi fight was the pre steroid Holyfield, a draw in that fight wouldn't have been out of the question.
     
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