Vitali and Bowe have two common opponents:
Herbie Hide and Larry Donald
Bowe stopped green Hide, but he was badly hurt several times and almost KO'd by Hide. After the fight Bowe admitted he was out on his feet several times and said Hide was the hardest puncher he ever faced.
Vitali destroyed prime Hide in 2 rounds.
Bowe won a decision over green Donald.
Vitali destroyed prime Donald. He was the only man to knockdown and KO the iron chinned Donald, he floored Donald 4 times.