Thread: Larry Holmes
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:36 PM   #60
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Holmes was an all time top 10 hwt champion. He like most all others fall well below Louis in overall ability. Holmes did not have Alis overall athleticism or overall speed both of hand and especially feet. Holmes jab was certainly impressive but Alis was quicker and more accurate. Prime vs. prime Ali would outspeed Holmes for a decision win. Alis jab would catch Holmes at all angles while Holmes jab would be slipped as Ali danced side to side. Holmes best punch aside from the jab was his right hand as an uppercut and overhand. However right hands are not the punch to hit prime Ali with. Holmes hook was certainly not his best punch and I don't see it being an effective weapon vs Ali. No knockdowns here but Holmes gets battered as the fight gets into the late rounds.
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