Originally Posted by Robbi
He was very uncomplete. He held inside, wasn't good up close, and he also seldom punched to the body.
However, he was excellent at what he could do; Ring generalship, combination punching, boxing ability, accuracy, etc. He was also mentally tough and durable.
You think Holmes would have displayed better in-fighting at a late stage of his career against Frazier in Manilla like Ali had? Ali's in-fighting ability gets often overlooked because he held exponentially more as he became more and more of a shot fighter and also happened to run up against the greatest HW in-fighter ever.