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Old 09-20-2007, 12:57 AM   #61
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Indeed there are many stories.

But going into the second Williams fight, Liston was said to be 26 (1960), going into the Clay fight, he was said to be 29 (1964). It was only after he was humiliated, he all of a sudden was 35, etc....
So how old do you think he was when he fought Clay?
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:56 AM   #62
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Since most reliable sources have him born in 1932, i would go with 32 years old.

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Old 09-20-2007, 10:19 AM   #63
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No way in hell was Listons Jab better than Holmes.
Liston may have had more power in his jab. But Larrys had more snap.more speed, controlled the fight better with it,used it as a defensive weapon to his advantage better and was more accurate with it.
Holmes is the better all around fighter period.
You cant question Holmes heart you can Listons.
i agree that as much as holmes had somthing called a jab he had a left hand that did everything it was a tool not a punch.
liston was a deadwieght powerful left cross
holmes used it as a way of doing stuff inside the ring.


why so many people say who has the best jab they say holmes becuase his use of it.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #64
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I am biased about this,I like Liston,I don't care for Holmes at all.I think it would be a good fight,I do think Holmes had an advantage with the jab through out his career.In this fight he would not,and the fact that the shorter man has the reach on him would bother him.Liston's jab power of punch makes this a very tough fight for Holmes.I think Sonny would win.

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