Originally Posted by Simurgh
I said I might be wrong in some aspects - but I am interested in the general picture. Although I don't give Lennox too much credit for beating that version of Tyson - people do see it as the one of the biggest Lennox's wins. Also I think Lennox himself regards that as one of the biggest.
I do agree win over Rudock is better one.
No matter what you say, Wlad's only win over a world class fighter is Haye in my opinion, Byrd would have been at best a gatekeeper in the previous era, and I don't actually think Haye would have made the jump up, heavyweight in the 90's or other previous era's would have been too competitive for him to compete in, he has actually said this himself.
I think the following fighters are better heavyweights than Haye and Byrd when Lennox fought them.
Ruddock, Briggs, Bruno, Holyfield, Tyson, Tua, Golota, Mercer
You could arguably put another few names on that list.
What do you honestly think Lewis would have done with Haye? He would have completely demolished him, it would not have lasted 6 rounds. Wlad-Haye was semi competitive, and Haye won rounds, Wlad only landed a handful of meaningful punches.