Originally Posted by good right hand
even the esb classic consesus its very evenly split,
i have never seen the fight myself and i also hear that larry had his hands full with another good fighter named carl "the truth" williams.
see the best round on youtube. be advised that angelo dundee, the one commenting, was a bit upset with holmes for recently thrashing on the ghost of ali - so he may overexaggerate it. measure how many shots spoon lands in the beginning - and then don't let that make you overlook the thrashing that holmes gives back. the fact that he made a big comeback in the round with an equal thrashing - makes me give the round to him - he was even plus had the last word.
a lot of people make a big deal out of this in an effort to hold holmes the champion at very high standards and make sure not to give him too much credit. he clearly but closely won the fight.