‘Both Those Guys Beat Mike Tyson’: Jorge Masvidal Shares ‘Greatest Heavyweight Boxing Match’ Drawing Intense Fan Reactions

Published 10/23/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Jorge Masvidal of the United States fights against Nate Diaz (not pictured) of the United States in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Jorge Masvidal continues his run on FB. Despite his career in MMA, he has a great interest in boxing. Quite frequently, ‘Gamebred’ takes to Facebook and shares videos and articles related to boxing. In one of his recent posts, Masvidal shared Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield bout. In the year 1999, Lewis and Holyfield met twice. The first fight was in MSG, and the second was at Thomas & Mack Center.

While the first fight was a draw, Lewis won the second fight via decision. Apart from the two distinct boxers involved, what added excitement was the fact that the first fight included three titles, and the second included four world heavyweight titles on the line.


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Jorge Masvidal captioned the post, “People call this the greatest match of all times at heavyweight (surprised emoji).” What was really interesting about the two events was that both the fighters with respect to time, took a piece of ‘Iron‘ Mike.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After Masvidal shared the post, several fans reacted to it. Fans discussed whether Holyfield vs. Lewis bout, deserved to be called the greatest heavyweight boxing match of all time.

Boxing world reacts to Jorge Masvidal sharing Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield

A user disagreed. They said, “David Tua vs. Ike Ibeabuchi is still the greatest heavyweight boxing I’ve ever seen.” The Ibeabuchi vs. Tua fight took place in 1997. Ibeabuchi beat Tua via decision.

Similarly, another reacted by saying, “Holyfield was an amazing natural Cruiserweight, a bit small for the heavyweights, still an amazing talent and heart. But I would not classify this as the best fight ever.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 9: Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson fight for the WBA Heavyweight tittle at the MGM Grand Garden on November 9, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holyfield won the fight with a TKO in the 11th round. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

In the same vein, another commented by saying, “Good fight but not in the class of Ali vs. Frazier thrills in Manila.”


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Likewise, another fan said, “Brilliant fight. Holyfield with his style made Lewis look exciting. But not one of the greatest.”

Meanwhile, one fan said, “Both those guys beat Mike Tyson.”


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What do you have to say about Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield? Do you think this bout is the greatest heavyweight fight of all time? Let us know in the comments below.



Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar