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Old 08-27-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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What the Hell was Larry thinking on that one? Even a 15 year old Mike Tython could come up with better insults than that.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Chris, this is the best thread you've ever opened.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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u rly Xpect Holmes 2 cope with d 1 singel gr8est truest poet ?

u jaj him bai d haiest standards eveilebel .

ol yor post sez iz : Holmes iz les den 10 aut of 10 in poetry .

i sei : not sach e big dil

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Old 08-27-2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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I prefer "Poopyhead."
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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Chris, this is the best thread you've ever opened.
I believe a "thank you" is in place: thank you.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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What the Hell was Larry thinking on that one? Even a 15 year old Mike Tython could come up with better insults than that.
Well, Larry was never the sharpest knife in the drawer, actually a ****ing moron (see Marciano remarks).

Larry was just as tormented soul, first Ali, then Cooney, then later in life he became haunted by Foreman.

A sad individual indeed.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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u rly Xpect Holmes 2 cope with d 1 single gr8est truest poet ?

u judge him by d highest standards available .

all your post sez iz : Holmes iz les den 10 aut of 10 in poetry .

i sei : not sach e big dil
Typing that must've taken a lot of effort.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #8
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Larry always walked around with a chip on his shoulder. Never gracious and quick to insult. I think if he would have carried himself better he would rank higher all time.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #9
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Cooney is the man..
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #10
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Larry tried to trash talk like Ali.......He was awful at it. Some of the stuff he said during the lead up to the Cooney fight was terrible and not even close to being witty or funny. To his credit he did say at the post fight pres conference that he wasn't Ali and wasn't going to try to be anymore.

Holmes has grown on me over the years great fighter who had the misfortune of following in the shadow of Ali.

Wish there was more footage from the build up to that fight online as it was on every tv channel and newspaper across the States just about everyday in the month leading up to the fight. Was a huge huge deal in the Summer of 1982.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #11
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That, in a nutshell was Larry's problem as champion. Always trying to be funny and witty like Ali, and always coming up way short. He was not funny, was not a good looking guy, yet he continued his cheap Ali imitation. No charisma at all and couldn't sell tickets to save his life. That said, he was still a great fighter, but he spent too much time trying to be somebody else instead of just being himself
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:15 PM   #12
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I don't think Larry was the most articulate Champ or the best rhymer for that matter. He also had a Hopkins like racial overtone which may have been to compensate for getting stopped 3 times by White Nick Wells 2x and Duane Bobick in the amateurs (called DQ but Holmes was rocked and held after warnings. I like Larry but you are right Chris, I remember the only thing he could come up with for the 6" Marvis was to call him a midget
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #13
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u rly Xpect Holmes 2 cope with d 1 single gr8est truest poet ?

u judge him by d highest standards available .


all your post sez iz : Holmes iz les den 10 aut of 10 in poetry .


i sei : not sach e big dil



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Typing that must've taken a lot of effort.
Taught at the Sonny Liston School of Typing (Forrest City, Arkansas)
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #14
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Anyone see the Holmes street fighting footage?
Haha saw some of it years ago forgot who he
was feuding with but funny stuff. I feel like
Larry was the type of dude that you couldn't
Just walk up to and say whats up youre a
phenomenal fighter. I always felt like
hed say get the f*** out of my face.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #15
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"Looney Cooney" was pure genius.
Holmes was a genius.
He also brought us .....

Leon "Stinks" Spinks
Tex "Slob" Cobb
Mike "Diva" Weaver
David "Gay" Bey
Scott "Wank" Frank

and Ray "Worser" Mercer ..



I mean, let's be honest now, he was clearly better than Ali.
"Rabbit" doesn't even rhyme with Patterson !
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