Originally Posted by luke
Holmes vs Tyson 86-87
tyson would have always beat holmes, his power jab is not a good weapon against tyson, if you use a power jab you have to take a step towards your opponent, and if you miss your one step closer to them, and you will be open on one side, and maybe off balance, i think holmes whole style is wrong for tyson.
I disagree that Tyson would beat Holmes prime vs. prime but opinions are like assholes... and most of them stink.
Anyway, about Holmes "power jab"... Holmes jab was never a weakness and it wouldn't be a weakness vs. Tyson. Oh wait, they did fight in '88... was it the Holmes power jab that helped Tyson win?
Look, Holmes knew how to throw a proper jab. His jab was hard, fast, accurate, and steady. He defended counters well and he was rarely off balance after throwing it until well into his 40's.