View Full Version : greatest heavyweight over last thirty years?


turdleburgle
08-15-2010, 03:20 AM
the guy who I selected is the greatest heavyweight of all time as far as I concerned but I know most others dont agree so I narrowed it down to the last thirty years.



I didnt make votes public so give your pick in the thread and reasons why.

sonnyboyx2
08-15-2010, 03:39 AM
Holyfield being a 4 times champion is the greater

Megamasterking
08-15-2010, 03:54 AM
Holmes for me, because he was great ! lol

CarlosG815
08-15-2010, 03:57 AM
Mike Tyson is the greatest heavyweight since Muhammad Ali.

MARKBNLV
08-15-2010, 03:58 AM
I picked Holmes but Lewis was a close 2nd.

JAB5239
08-15-2010, 04:16 AM
.....Holmes

Heeb
08-15-2010, 04:26 AM
In my opinion

1.Holmes
2.Holyfield
3.Lewis
4.Tyson
5.Wlad
6.Vitali

Toney616
08-15-2010, 08:54 AM
Larry Holmes
Evander Holyfield

-CANE-
08-15-2010, 09:03 AM
Holmes
Lewis
Holyfield
Tyson
Wlad
Vitali

Tyson and Wlad are similar in the fact they both dominated in weaker eras, although Wlad has made more defenses, the fact Tyson cleaned up and the manner of his victories places him above Wlad.

NChristo
08-15-2010, 10:13 AM
Imo it's Holmes, he's a step ahead of the rest of them.

Vadrigar.
08-15-2010, 10:47 AM
Larry Holmes, one of the ATG heavyweights.

Tyson.
08-15-2010, 12:28 PM
Has to be Mike Tyson.

Prime for prime the best heavyweight of all time second only to Ali.

SBleeder
08-15-2010, 03:06 PM
Has to be Mike Tyson.

Prime for prime the best heavyweight of all time second only to Ali.

How do his nuts taste this time of year?

Toney616
08-15-2010, 03:20 PM
Has to be Mike Tyson.

Prime for prime the best heavyweight of all time second only to Ali.
A great picture of the one and only Erik Morales
http://www.notifight.com/artman2/uploads/2/Erik_Morales.jpg

geribeetus
08-15-2010, 03:20 PM
holmes, but either wlad's getting unfairly criticized or people are biased in favor of holmes. because eddie chambers and tony thompson can't be that much worse that the likes of marvis frazier, david bey, renaldo snipes, tex cobb, or leroy jones.

Heru
08-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Tough pick... It's a tossup between Holmes, Holyfield, and Lewis.

If you go off H2H, there's a lot of variables to consider.

The_Demon
08-15-2010, 04:45 PM
It has to be holmes,followed by lewis

Heru
08-15-2010, 06:11 PM
holmes, but either wlad's getting unfairly criticized or people are biased in favor of holmes. because eddie chambers and tony thompson can't be that much worse that the likes of marvis frazier, david bey, renaldo snipes, tex cobb, or leroy jones.

Very true and I'm aware of that, but does Wlad have 1 Ken Norton level fighter on his resume?

Wlad still has to beat his version of Cooney in David Haye. One (or both) of the Klitschko's would've already been a top 20 ATG already if they would've fought each other.

1 of the best names on Wlad's resume is a past it Ray Mercer and Holmes beat a prime Mercer when he was out of his prime.

Miburo
08-15-2010, 06:48 PM
Holmes' career was as much 70s as 80s, so I'll go Holyfield or Lewis.