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Old 09-17-2007, 07:21 AM   #25
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Default Re: Sonny Liston vs. Larry Holmes

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. I’ll 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.
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