Originally Posted by chloelloyd
Lewis dominated Holyfield in the first fight. 10-2. The myth of a 'shot Holyfield' is a joke.
Holyfield was no longer prime but he was definitely still an elite fighter. He got dominated and the robbery was so bad, FBI had to investigate it.
I blame Lewis for not brutally Kayoing Holyfield though. I place 100% blame on LL. I honestly believe if LL wanted to and wasn't so damn careful, he could have knocked Holyfield out. In the first fight, Holyfield was stunned and hurt numerous times.
All LL'S fault for NOT taking it out of the hands of judges. Bad mistake, because Satan Don King was up to no good.
Your quite right, Holyfield was not shot for Lewis 1. His performance in the second fight proves that.
But contrast the Holyfield from fight 2 with the Holyfield from 10 years previous. That guy was ridiculously fast and had a frightening workrate. Prime for prime......Holyfield probably beats any version of Lewis. His chin was too good in his prime to get sparked early and is workrate was too good for him to lose a decision.