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Old 10-03-2009, 10:58 AM   #2
Bummy Davis
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Default Re: 1972 Olympic Trials Larry Holmes vs. Duane Bobbick

Holmes was hurt and too far behind...Ali called it well....Lucky for Holmes he did not have to fight Nick Wells, who KO'd Holme in the 3rd, then the 1st...Those 3 loses Holmes had were to White fighters, do you think that is why he made disparaging and adverse statements about Marciano...Funny but Wells was listed as 5"10 but he would have been better suited vs Stevenson than Bobick, because of his dynamic one punch power...He was beating Bobick but they stopped it because of a cut Wells walked into the ring with. Anyway Larry turned out to become a good pro, very connected though and ratings paid for by King (proven) Amatuer experience is always a benifit and it also can expose your weakness vs real amatuer experience. Ray Leonard was one of my favorite amatuers...Tony Ayala was impressive...Wells was a killer...Breyland.....Curry....Shaun O"Sullivan & Willie Dewitt were solid amatuers who were misguided in the pro ranks and ruined, so was Wells.....Holmes had all the best connections and solid training....Don King did him well...Holmes was Don's best projects
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