Lennox Lewis has revealed the best fighter he took on during his illustrious career.
Lewis fought the likes of Mike Tyson, Vitali Klitschko, and David Tua but choose Evander Holyfield as the best fighter he ever faced.
Speaking to The Ring, Lewis said:
“Evander was very talented, although I was disappointed that he used his head as a punch in those fights.”
“The word was that he was the greatest heavyweight of our era but nobody could say that until he fought Lennox Lewis.”
He continued, “In the first fight he was overconfident, singing during his ring walk, so I went after him and he was shocked to get that draw. Second time around he knew what to expect so it was a tougher fight but I still won comfortably.”
“Holyfield was the best opponent I faced in my career.”
Lewis retired in 2003 with a record of (41-2-1) having avenged both losses and beating every man he ever faced.