Originally Posted by Duodenum
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
But don't you think Liston would actually be smart enough to work past his speed disadvantage and still land some possible KD bombs? Or would that turn into frustration like what happened against Ali?