Originally Posted by tobkhan
Holmes by UD.
Listonīs jab was nearly as good as Holmesī but Holmesī was much faster and so he would get it off first. I expect Holmes to imitate Ali and use his feet to stay away from Liston - Holmes wasnīt as fast with his feet as Ali but faster than Liston. I expect Liston to still catch Holmes more often than he did Ali but in the end Holmes would prevail with a clear UD, something like 9-6.
This is how I see it. Holmes via decision. He was quicker, and smart enough to know where and when to engage with Liston. Ill mention two X factors that swing in Holmes' favor in this fantasy fight.
Liston had issues with cuts. Holmes had a great jab and a way of marking up his man.
Holmes would not be intimidated as much as Liston's other opponents. Intimidation was a major weapon of Liston's.