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Old 03-25-2012, 09:55 AM   #31
gentleman jim
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Default Re: Jack Johnson or Larry Holmes

I always rate greatness on a H2H basis because we can argue about level of competition, when they were in thier actual primes etc.. until the cows come home. With that being said, I wonder who would win if Johnson and Holmes fought each other at thier HW best. I lean toward Holmes due to his advantage in height and reach and particularly....the jab. It was hard, fast and punishing. Plus Larry threw combinations...probably more than what Johnson was accustomed to dealing with and the existing footage we have of Jack bears this out. I'm not saying it would be a cakewalk for Holmes but that he would win. Sorry if I got off topic here but I was wondering if anyone out there agrees with me.
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