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Old 11-30-2012, 01:30 PM   #13
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Default Re: Why did Larry Holmes struggle against good jabbers?

Originally Posted by McGrain View Post
Which fighters didn't struggle with great jabs? Mercer, Holyfield and Bruno all troubled Lewis greatly with their jabs, for example. A fighter with a cracking jab is hard nut to crack.
I know many great heavyweights struggled against fighters with great jabs like Ali against Norton, Liton against Ali, Lewis against Mercer and Bruno, but I was looking for a reason why McGrain. I think Stevie hit the nail on the head though, Holmes being so big headed about his own abilities (rightfully so, after all, he was one of the greatest heavyweights of all time) that at times he may have used it to much.

Also on the point of the Carl Williams fight. He may not have been outmanned by Carl, but he still only just s****ed by him, in fact, I think last time I scored it I came out with a draw.
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