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View Poll Results: The Last time an American was considered the best HW.
Early 90's Holyfield Bowe fight days 5 35.71%
Mid 90's After Holyfield beat Tyson 4 28.57%
Late 80's Tyson Days 3 21.43%
97-98 0 0%
LAMONT BREWSTER 2 14.29%
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:11 PM
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Default When was the last time an American was considered the best Heavyweight in the world?

I'm looking at the records and despite Lewis being upsetted by Rahman that year in 2001, he was still considered the best. It was widely regarded as a 'freak upset' and it was. After Lennox left, Vitali took over, then Wladimir.

So when was the last time an American was considered the best?

Ring got Holyfield ranked #1 in 1997, that's some bull**** and obvious lie. Holyfield in 1997 went life and death with Vaughn, Lewis knocked out a Prime Golota (who destroyed Bowe) in 30 seconds. Lewis was also 4 times as active.

I say back in 1996, right after Holyfield beat Tyson

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Old 07-29-2012, 05:14 PM
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Actually I forgot about Brewster, because Wladimir back then wasn't highly regarded at all. So after Lamont knocked Wlad out, I guess he could be considered #1. If Vitali had retired at the time.

That being said, Samuel Peter had a nice run for a year or so during the same time. So can Brewster be considered to be better that year then a Prime Peter?
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Not to condemn him completely but there are strong and persistent rumors which suggest that Holyfield was a steroid cheat. So who was considered the best prior to him, Tyson?
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Not to condemn him completely but there are strong and persistent rumors which suggest that Holyfield was a steroid cheat. So who was considered the best prior to him, Tyson?
Tough to say. I don't know if you follow HW History cuz I'm just here every now and then.

But in the early 90's There was a 4 men 'super 4' HW Tournament.

Holyfield vs Bowe, Lennox vs Ruddock. Bowe and Lennox won, Bowe chickened out of the Finals. So I guess you can say Bowe was the best, but if he was the best why did he run from a green Lennox? So I don't know. Tough to decide.

If you feel Bowe was scared of Lennox, then there is no way you can say Bowe was the best HW. So you have to go back to Tyson 80's Days back when the US **** Blocked the rest of the world from HW Fighting.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:21 PM
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Tough to say. I don't know if you follow HW History cuz I'm just here every now and then.

But in the early 90's There was a 4 men 'super 4' HW Tournament.

Holyfield vs Bowe, Lennox vs Ruddock. Bowe and Lennox won, Bowe chickened out of the Finals. So I guess you can say Bowe was the best, but if he was the best why did he run from a green Lennox? So I don't know. Tough to decide.

If you feel Bowe was scared of Lennox, then there is no way you can say Bowe was the best HW. So you have to go back to Tyson 80's Days back when the US **** Blocked the rest of the world from HW Fighting.
Only loosely. How did the US ****-block the rest of the world from HW fighting? did they refuse to fight foreign fighters or something? I know Bruno went over for a fight in the 80s.
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Tough to say. I don't know if you follow HW History cuz I'm just here every now and then.

But in the early 90's There was a 4 men 'super 4' HW Tournament.

Holyfield vs Bowe, Lennox vs Ruddock. Bowe and Lennox won, Bowe chickened out of the Finals. So I guess you can say Bowe was the best, but if he was the best why did he run from a green Lennox? So I don't know. Tough to decide.

If you feel Bowe was scared of Lennox, then there is no way you can say Bowe was the best HW. So you have to go back to Tyson 80's Days back when the US **** Blocked the rest of the world from HW Fighting.
Holyfield was the last number one from the US. And the united states never blocked the rest of the rest of the world, that was their own politics that prevented them from fighting.

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If you feel Bowe was scared of Lennox, then there is no way you can say Bowe was the best HW. So you have to go back to Tyson 80's Days back when the US **** Blocked the rest of the world from HW Fighting.
Do you know what the best Heavyweights in "the rest of the world" (by which I'm supposing you mean the Soviet Bloc)? Oh yeah, that's right: The best Heavyweights in "the rest of the world" were getting KTFO by Americans in the Olympics :cool9:

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