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Old 08-31-2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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As far as fastest heavyweight champs, is Larry in the top ten or top five fastest champs?
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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Top 10, argumentably top 5. With fastest 1-2's and and jabs and stuff like that he is probably a top 3.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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He was very fast both with his hands and on his feet. His jab was of the highest order, fast and hard and very accurate. He was very mobile in the ring as well. Less flashy and poetic in his moves and more functional than was Ali.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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Top 10, argumentably top 5. With fastest 1-2's and and jabs and stuff like that he is probably a top 3.
I saw a highlight reel earlier today and I think there might be a case of Larry Holmes being in the top 3 fastest Heavyweights of all time?
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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Larry was really good, with that great jab, and one of the biggest fighting hearts I've ever seen.He could be hurt or dropped, but had amazing recrupative ability.When dropped hard by Shavers and Snipes , he looked done, but quickly recovered and came right back to kick ass.
The only reason I wouldn't rate Larry in the top 5 wasn't even his fault.The problem with Larrys all time status lies in the fact that he didn't really have great opponents.Norton, yeah, but Weaver , Cooney, Shavers and Snipes weren't really great challenges.Larry never ducked anyone , but he didn't have a Frazier or Foreman like Ali did, not even a Liston or Patterson.Even Norton and Shavers were a bit past it when Larry got hold of them.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:26 PM   #6
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I saw a highlight reel earlier today and I think there might be a case of Larry Holmes being in the top 3 fastest Heavyweights of all time?

What highlight reel? Can you put the link up?
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:29 PM   #7
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Holmes in his prime would be problem for ANYONE in the history of boxing. On 'Beyond the Glory' his brother said that Larry was always the most competitive guy he ever knew. He never got a big head when he became world-famous. We have friends of the family who lived in Easton, PA during Holmes' glory years as the champ. They socialized with Holmes, their kids were friends with his kids, he was a great guy. Prickly with the media sometimes but can you blame him? I have seen a couple times Holmes and Gerry Cooney walking together on the Atlantic City boardwalk together. They are friends today and Holmes has been very generous with his time and money helping Gerry's F.I.S.T charity - Fighers Institute for support and training.
Yeah. I go to his gym, and he's in there all of the time. He is the most down to earth boxer I can think of. He prefers to be called Larry, not Larry Holmes, not Mr. Holmes, not the Easton Assasin, just Larry.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:31 PM   #8
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larry holmes vs nick wells 1972,1973,1974,1975
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:32 PM   #9
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larry holmes vs nick wells 1972,1973,1974,1975
???? what does that have anything to do with the topic?
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:39 PM   #10
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i knew that would piss u off
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:40 PM   #11
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i knew that would piss u off

It didn't, but if thats what you intended, **** you.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:41 PM   #12
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c mon bill.its football season lets be friends.go cowboys
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:44 PM   #13
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honestly yall what i like about holmes is that he could war with the best of them.if you want to watch a 15 rd fight i defiantly like watching holmes vs whoever.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:50 PM   #14
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He had outstanding speed, no question. His speed is the reason i think he beats a slow plodder like Liston.
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:50 PM   #15
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c mon bill.its football season lets be friends.go cowboys

WTF, you like the cowboys, and I like their rivals, the Eagles.


GO EAGLES!!!
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