Originally Posted by Duodenum
Liston had a better corner than Eddie Futch and Ray Arcel?
Where training regimens are concerned, Holmes sometimes blew hot and cold, but he actually overtrained for Witherspoon, in his desire to forget he was primarily a boxer, and try to take Awful Timmy out.
Larry went 15 rounds with Norton, Berbick and Cobb, finishing strongly in all three. Sonny never went beyond 12 rounds, although he was fine at the end against Machen. Still, his performance against Machen was not quite up to the standard of Holmes' 12 round shutout of Shavers.
This is exactly why I think Holmes could win the fight pending that he is able to survive the opening rounds of Liston's onslaught. Holmes could take him into the later rounds and dance circles around Sonny. However, I'm still firm in what I say. This fight could go either way. Holmes has been dropped before, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Holmes lose in the beginning as much as I believe he could also win that fight by decision.