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View Poll Results: Who would win?
Larry Holmes 24 52.17%
Are you kidding? Mike Tyson will murder him in 2 rounds now! 22 47.83%
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:24 AM   #16
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Why do you always do this? What is so hard about doing a poll correctly?
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:36 AM   #17
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well i can't help that so people are going to have to deal with it. 11 people already picked for tyson so they must've read my post.
Yeh you could have, if you done it right first or even better never made a repeat of a thread that has been on here about 9,999 times.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:51 AM   #18
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Cotto20 is back I see
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:10 PM   #19
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Holmes 60-40.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:37 PM   #20
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Holmes was too strong mentally ... no doubt Tyson may have scored a knockdown along the way but he was not stopping a prime Holmes early and I see Larry doing a number on him as the rounds progressed ... Holmes by decision ...
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:38 PM   #21
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Tough one to pick. Both guys have things in their arsenals/style which work in their advantage that make it difficult.

The biggest things that work in Tysons favor in this matchup are his right hand and their actual fight. Holmes could be hit with right hands from top notch right hand punchers, and Tyson was a top notch right hand puncher. This was the shot that initially put Larry down, and I can see that happening to any version of Holmes. Also, in their fight Larry fought very negatively the first 3 rounds, then came out to win in the 4th. The result? He was knocked out. Of course, a prime Holmes trying to win is different than a grandfather Holmes trying to win.

Holmes has the style edge in this matchup, however. Larry has all the tools that those who extended and troubled Tyson had, which are good lateral movement, quick feet, durability, a top notch jab, and a good boxing brain. Larry basically has all the tools necessary to defeat Iron Mike.

Tough one to pick. You have Holmes having all the tools to defeat Tyson but at the same time I can't get the image of Tyson splitting Holmes gloves and landing that dynamite right hand out of my head either. Holmes would be hit with this shot no matter what version was fighting imo. This fight essentially comes down to can the ultimate finisher finish off the ultimate survivor when he has him hurt?
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:58 PM   #22
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Tyson 55-45
Great fight, regardless of ending.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #23
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it was an accident. and it isn't a big deal. so just vote for tyson if you think he will win, it doesn't matter.
I know it's not a big deal, but you've done this pretty much every time you've done a poll. What's so hard about it?
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:28 PM   #24
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i am going with holmes but he would have to get off the floor at some point which i think he would to jab and hold at times to a close decision win but this is a very close fight and one i could see tyson winning but i just favour holmes
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:49 PM   #25
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Prime vs. Prime? I'll take Holmes by decision or late round KO. Both men are ATGs for sure.

When they did fight in '88, Holmes had not fought in 2 years or won a fight in 3. He was out of shape and didn't take the fight serious... he even recorded an album during training.

When Holmes fought Holyfield in '92 he was much better prepared. Holmes had won 6 fights in a row including a near shut out vs. a previously undefeated Ray Mercer! This version of Holmes would have last longer than 4 rounds vs. an '88 Tyson IMO.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:02 PM   #26
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Even though Larry fought for many years after,he was definitely past it when he lost to Tyson.Don't forget Larry lost twice to an ATG lightheavyweight,but only good heavyweight Michael Spinks twice before the Tyson fight.And Larry never beat an A level fighter again from the Spinks fights on.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:53 PM   #27
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Teddy Atlas has talked about how Cus taught Mike to beat Holmes long before Mike even turned pro. At the time, they figured Larry might be who they would have to win the title from. Whether or not that would translate to real life is up for debate, but just throwing that out there. Atlas talked about the timing when Larry was susceptible to the right hand.

Judging from their fight, maybe Cus was right.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:26 PM   #28
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I think the thread can basically be simplified to this......

POST ROONEY - Holmes wins

BEFORE ROONEY'S DEPARTURE - Tyson wins...
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:00 PM   #29
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The way the poll is worded, I had to vote for Holmes.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:07 PM   #30
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Same outcome probably in six or eight rounds. Guys like Holmes and Spinks and even a lighter younger Holyfield never had the style to put enough heat on Tyson to keep him off of them regardless of their very good technical skills.
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