Re: Larry Holmes vs. Rid**** Bowe
Holmes is a proven all time great, whereas Rid**** Bowe will always be a question of "what if?"
Rid**** Bowe was taken apart by Andrew Golota. Make all the excuses you want, but it happened. Not just once, but twice. Golota threw those fights away by being a headcase.
Larry has all of the skill and attributes to do the same, while possessing a much stronger mentality, to say the least. It's like pitting a boy against a man.
Bowe could make it a rough night for Larry, but I wouldn't feel confident picking him as a winner. Not at all. If you pick Bowe, you have to make allowances: "well, if it's the Bowe that fought Holy in the first fight, then maybe..."