Re: Larry Holmes vs. Riddick Bowe
Holmes is a proven all time great, whereas Riddick Bowe will always be a question of "what if?"
Riddick 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..."