Thread: Larry Holmes
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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Larry was really good, with that great jab, and one of the biggest fighting hearts I've ever seen.He could be hurt or dropped, but had amazing recrupative ability.When dropped hard by Shavers and Snipes , he looked done, but quickly recovered and came right back to kick ass.
The only reason I wouldn't rate Larry in the top 5 wasn't even his fault.The problem with Larrys all time status lies in the fact that he didn't really have great opponents.Norton, yeah, but Weaver , ****ey, Shavers and Snipes weren't really great challenges.Larry never ducked anyone , but he didn't have a Frazier or Foreman like Ali did, not even a Liston or Patterson.Even Norton and Shavers were a bit past it when Larry got hold of them.
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