This is one of the most common questions asked at the moment. I constantly am getting asked who was better. Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Evander Holyfield Well overall Lennox Lewis has the greatest legacy out of all three of these fighters. Lennox Lewis is a top 5 lock, in the list of the greatest heavyweights ever. In terms of legacy Evander Holyfield is a distant second. Mike Tyson is therefore a close 3rd.
Now in terms of peak. I would say if all three fighters had a fight at their peak. Mike Tyson would be the winner. Now in terms of career achievements and overall career merits, Lennox Lewis has by far the best career. Then we get to Holyfield who was just consistent, however he didn’t have the wins that Lennox Lewis had. So out of all three, it seems Lennox Lewis is better than Tyson and Holyfield. But all three are truly greats of boxing.