As we all know, both fights ended in inconclusive fashion with Vitali pulling out due to a torn rotator cuff in the Byrd fight, while he was ruled out by a cut against Lewis.
Both fights, also, were put together at late notice; Byrd stepping in at a weeks notice, while Vitali had double that time to prepare for Lewis.
Lewis was a comfortable favourite; Byrd a big underdog.
Lewis was out of shape but matched up to Vitali physically; Byrd was massively outsized.
Lewis was fighting in LA as the home fighter; Byrd had to travel to Germany.
It's generally accepted Lewis took 2 of the 6 rounds against Vitali, and Byrd managed 2 of 9.
Lewis inflicted the damage to force the stoppage; Vitali opted to not carry on against Byrd
I'm certain I know what win will be deemed better, but how big do you believe the gap is between them?