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Old 06-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Maybe in history? Guy had lightning like hands, amazing snap to them. A very underrated finisher.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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Are you really suggesting Larry had the fastest hands in Heavyweight history?
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Holmes had a long reach, and a "heavy jab" which he brought up from a strange angle at times.

I make prime Ali & prime Holmes and "even" fight....someone's jab will be neutralized, and then what great type of punches do they have left.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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Are you really suggesting Larry had the fastest hands in Heavyweight history?
I said for a "big man"
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #5
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I said for a "big man"
His Peak weight range was 209-215lbs...

Ali & Tyson had visibly faster hands Peak for Peak.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Well Holmes was.taller than Ali and Tyson. I think that's what he mans.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:17 PM   #7
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Holmes was the total package--minus a left hook.... Aside from his absent left hook, he was one of the very best heavies going back to 1887...... Yes, yes, Holmes lacked charisma and a personailty, but his talent to box is elite... Larry Holmes is a solid ATG top-10 ex heavyweight champion without a doubt, but I have him in my top-5....

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:57 PM   #8
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

The first tier of heavyweight champs in speed would contain Patterson and Ali. Both naturally smaller men. Patterson quite a bit so. He might be in the second tier? For 6'3+, 210+ or so guys, he's probably in the first tier.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #9
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And nobody today can honestly judge how quick fisted and footed Jimmy Corbett was... The films are too crude to get a real account of his finess..... According to the 1942 film with Errol Flynn, you'd think Corbett was a speed king.... Who knows?

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Old 06-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #10
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Holmes definitely some of the fastest hands the ehavyweight division
has ever seen. He was the total package, he could snap the
jab beautifully and had a solid chin. Great footwork imo.
Not the fastest hands though, Tyson, Ali, Ive seen limited
footage of patterson but i take these guys word about him.
you wanna see maybe the fastest check out some amateur or
Pre pro footage of Tyson you have to see it to believe it.
Holmes easily top 10 alltime.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:50 PM   #11
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Very very fast hands. Probably picked it up from working with Ali.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #12
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

My favorite HW and I also think he was the best.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Micheal Dokes had faster hands imo
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #14
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My favorite HW and I also think he was the best.

Yeah, Holmes my fav too.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #15
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Micheal Dokes had faster hands imo
This. He was fast, but not "wow" fast.
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