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Old 12-01-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Brain Nielsen vs Larry Holmes

In relation to the thread a few months back on Larry Holmes vs Brian Nielsen, and the decision, here is the fight. I had it 8-4 Holmes.

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Old 12-01-2007, 04:28 PM   #2
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In relation to the thread a few months back on Larry Holmes vs Brian Nielsen, and the decision, here is the fight. I had it 8-4 Holmes.

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Never saw this fight, but I'll check it out when I get the chance. Thanks for the links Bill.
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Brain Nielsen vs Larry Holmes

Nielson was a dud, makes a 49 year old look good. Watched the last round of Holmes v Bonecrusher afterwards and realised just how far Larry has slipped by the time he fought Nielson.
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Nielson was a dud, makes a 49 year old look good. Watched the last round of Holmes v Bonecrusher afterwards and realised just how far Larry has slipped by the time he fought Nielson.
He was even declining in the Bonecrusher Smith fight. His last prime fight was the ****ey fight.
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Holmes won this fight.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: Brain Nielsen vs Larry Holmes

Ugly fight. But I think Holmes did enough to win. Holmes looked so lethargic -- like he was punching underwater, and his punches didn't have much snap. But Nielsen was just a lumbering guy without a lot of skill, so he made Holmes look halfway decent.

I always got the impression from watching Holmes that he never really trained all that hard in his comeback. I think Larry would have done more in his comeback if he trained more like an up-and-coming fighter instead of as a once-great champion simply dusting off the cobwebs and going through the motions.
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:45 AM   #7
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Yes part of me thinks George and Larry insulted Boxing by using the "old timer" shtick to land fights they did not really deserve. But the other half of me is impressed they could still handle themselves against guys with good records. Against the best they were good enough to give anyone a hard time but not good enough to win. Nielsen had some good names on his record but he was not elite.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:33 AM   #8
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I had Holmes a close winner. Funny enough the American judge scored for Nielsen and the "Home Judge" Meronen scored for Holmes.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:58 AM   #9
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I agree on the view on Holmes not being in his best shape during the comeback. Surely, Holmes didīnt do much taining while preparing for the fight in Copenhagen. He showed up at Kjeld Kroghs Boxing Institute next to among others the Bredahl Brothers and Adam Holberg, the great grandson of former welterweight champion Waldemar Holberg. Holberg told me that on january 10, sparringspartners were lined up to spar with Holmes, but Holmes never did anything but desparately trying to find George Foremans telephonenumber as he realized January 10 was Foremans birthday. Holmes so much wanted a fight against Foreman and in the gymn he talked about the forecoming matchup, not versus Nielsen but against George. That day he left the gymn without lifting anything but his cellphone. No doubt, he took Nielsen very lightly and gave Nielsen the chances he never shouldīve gotten.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:08 AM   #10
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Holmes was robbed in the Nielson fight, the spinks rematch and quite possibly the Oliver McCall fight ( though not to the extent of the first two mentioned. ) Had he rightfully gotten these decisions, his record would look significantly better and he'd even have a few more title wins.
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