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Old 09-16-2007, 09:52 PM   #22
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Default Re: Sonny Liston vs. Larry Holmes

I like Sonny in this one.

Not only was his jab powerful and his reach long but he also threw his jab long by rolling his shoulder as it was nearly at full extension.
The big thing in this fight for me is that I dont think Holmes had the head movement of Ali, he may technically have better defence but Ali kept Liston off rhythm by making him miss and timing him as he fell in from rediculous angles. Holmes is more orthodox and even if Sonny doesnt land clean he still hits Larry on the arms and gloves and can still keep balanced and throw the combinations he was unable to against Ali. I just cant see Larry making him miss 5 or 6 shots in a row by rolling his head.
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