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Old 06-03-2012, 08:27 PM   #16
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

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Micheal Dokes had faster hands imo
fook...someone always beats me to my answer.

a peak dokes was mad fast....pity the peak didnt last long
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #17
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Very very fast hands. Probably picked it up from working with Ali.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #18
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

He had good snap for a pear shaped HW.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #19
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Larry Holmes certainly had fast hands. He was very economical with them. He would shoot crisp one-twos and slide over and repeat. Just a smart fighter. Huge Heart.

Holyfield is celebrated for his heart but Holme had just as much.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:20 AM   #20
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Great fighter with fast hands, and a monster in a H2H scenario. Too bad he didn't have much of a left hook!
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #21
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Larry had very fast hands for someone his size.But Michael Dokes and Greg Page could be said to be faster, especially Dokes, who did have that ,oh wow, factor.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #22
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

His hands were extremely fast, period ... right up there with Ali and Patterson .. I remember multiple title defenses on HBO where Ray Leonard as commentator raved over Larry's hand speed ... he was a gifted fighter ...
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #23
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Arguably,,,,,,

The fastest hard left jab,,,,,,
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #24
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Patterson
Ali/Louis
Holmes

Of the top tier champs.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #25
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Tend to think his handspeed was closer to Holyfield's than the speed of Tyson, Patterson, and Ali.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #26
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

His handspeed while he was shot still could raise a lot of eyebrows. Weaver II for instance.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:33 AM   #27
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Larry Holmes 1980 versus Muhammad Ali 1967,,,,,,,,,

That would have been a 'speed fight'.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #28
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Tend to think his handspeed was closer to Holyfield's than the speed of Tyson, Patterson, and Ali.
He was as fast as Holyfield when he fought him at age 42 ..
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #29
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Did the initial poster ever hear of Ali, Tyson, Dokes, Louis, and Patterson? Greg Page? They were all faster than Holmes. So Patterson and Tyson weren't "big"? "Big" deal.

Holmes was great, but I am surprised anyone would start a thread with him as their prime example of having the fastest hands for a big man. Ali will always be the quintessential example of fast hands for a big man.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #30
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Default Re: Larry Holmes...Some of the fastest pair of hands for a big man?

Tony Tubbs also had comparable hand speed to Larry Holmes, but his jab wasn't as effective as Larry's was.Pinklon Thomas wasn't that bad in this area also.
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