Originally Posted by Cojimar 1945
Is this even up for debate. Holmes failed to face many of his best contemporaries. Lewis missed a few but seems to have faced more of the best heavyweights of his era.
Holmes oppossition in 1975-1977 was not spectacular. He should have stepped up in competition much earlier than he did.
He fought Roy Williams in 76, broke his hand on his head, so he wasn't able to fight for the rest of that year. He tried to get a fight with Foreman, but Foreman ducked him, and later ducked him in the 90's. Larry failed to face 2 of the best contemporaries, and 1 of them was pretty much all politics. He almost got a fight with Coetzee, but the fight was cancled a few weeks before fightnight.