Originally Posted by CzarKyle
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.
Yes, Holmes was dropped before, but in all instances, it was by somebody with superior handspeed to Liston. (Shavers had long arms, and badly underrated handspeed. Still the knockdown rounds were the only rounds Snipes and Shavers won against Larry in the 32 combined completed rounds they boxed against him.) Like Cooney, Sonny didn't have the speed to reach Holmes enough to take him out