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View Poll Results: Holmes or Lewis?
Holmes, by decision 47 49.47%
Holmes, by KO 6 6.32%
Lewis, by decision 28 29.47%
Lewis, by KO 14 14.74%
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:12 AM   #1
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Well then, my #3 and #4 heavyweights duke it out over 15 rounds. How d'yall envisage this one going? I take Holmes by narrow decision, but Lewis' combination of skillset, size and power give him a good chance for sure. Larry couldn't afford to engage in a slug fest here and very likey wouldn't survive a Shavers I type moment. If he sticks to what he does best and uses his jab and lateral movement, whilst attempting to avoid the worst from Lewis' big right hand that's his best bet of taking the 'W'.

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Old 07-24-2008, 04:25 AM   #2
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Well, Holmes had the best Jab of any hw but Lewis shouldn´t be underestimated. He also had a very good jab which isn´t that much worse than Holmes´. Imo Lewis is a bit more versatile than Holmes, together with his edge in size and power i think he would win. In the beginning it would be a war of Jabs but when Lewis sees himself beeing outgunned there he will try to make it a brawl in close range to negate Holmes´ superior jab. And there he´s the clear favourite - remember the uppercuts against Tyson and Vitali? Lewis TKO8-10 Holmes.

Holmes still is a step higher all-time-wise. I have Holmes at 4 and Lewis at 5.
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Battle of the jabs for me.

I'll take Holmes by close decision.
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Battle of the jabs for me.

I'll take Holmes by close decision.

Cheers for the reply. Where abouts in Belfast ya live, mate (if ya forgive me for being nosey)?
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Cheers for the reply. Where abouts in Belfast ya live, mate (if ya forgive me for being nosey)?
Just down off Botanic, mate.

Around the corner from the Empire.

The area is as rough as a Badger's one, but the flat itself is nice enough tbh.

Yourself?
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Holmes UD.

I think he'd fight a smart fight, stick to the jabs and work inside off the ropes when he can. He wouldn't be a bloody idiot and push for the knockout, that way lands a big risk of an overhand right, so he would stick to the gameplan and get the points win.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:13 AM   #7
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Just down off Botanic, mate.

Around the corner from the Empire.

The area is as rough as a Badger's one, but the flat itself is nice enough tbh.

Yourself?

Live in Bangor now, but was brought up down the Shore Road in Belfast and lived there till I was about 12. Hence why I've been an avid Crusaders fan all my life.
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Live in Bangor now, but was brought up down the Shore Road in Belfast and lived there till I was about 12. Hence why I've been an avid Crusaders fan all my life.
Small world!

My Dad lives up Donegal Park Avenue; y'know just up past Mount Vernon.

Sorry to hear about the Crusaders thing, shit days mate

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Small world!

My Dad lives up Donegal Park Avenue; y'know just up past Mount Vernon.

Sorry to hear about the Crusaders thing, shit days mate

Only joking

Yeah, know where you're talking about. Aye my dads mate used to own a shop around Botanic way close to the station: had to close it down as I think the trade was suffering due to other supermarkets. Hey, easy on about the Crues at least we're doing well-ish again (as opposed to three or four years ago). When you go regularly during the bad times you enjoy the relative success when it comes: we've sure had both. Support any team/s yourself, mate?
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Yeah, know where you're talking about. Aye my dads mate used to own a shop around Botanic way close to the station: had to close it down as I think the trade was suffering due to other supermarkets. Hey, easy on about the Crues at least we're doing well-ish again (as opposed to three or four years ago). When you go regularly during the bad times you enjoy the relative success when it comes: we've sure had both. Support any team/s yourself, mate?
Never really taken to any of the Irish League teams.

Bit of a glory hunter in that respect.

Big fan of Liverpool....but, of course, that doesn't tally with the glory hunter tag

You a Newcastle fan obviously? Wonder when this transfer market is gonna heat up; no one is buying anybody.
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Lewis had trouble vs good jabbers. Mercer, Holyfield and Klitschko. I think Holmes jab was a bit better than the above fighters were, and he his speed and conditioning was better.

Hard fight to call. I go with Holmes via close decision.
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Never really taken to any of the Irish League teams.

Bit of a glory hunter in that respect.

Big fan of Liverpool....but, of course, that doesn't tally with the glory hunter tag

You a Newcastle fan obviously? Wonder when this transfer market is gonna heat up; no one is buying anybody.
I'm from Liverpool, and a big Liverpool fan, plenty of people from your way support Liverpool as you will well know (we're all related, scousers and you guys!!!!).

Season's nearly here aye? Hope these signings get sorted, i'm really not optimistic at all though.

Sorry to butt in you 2!!
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I'm from Liverpool, and a big Liverpool fan, plenty of people from your way support Liverpool as you will well know (we're all related, scousers and you guys!!!!).

Season's nearly here aye? Hope these signings get sorted, i'm really not optimistic at all though.

Sorry to butt in you 2!!
Hey Teeto

I used to work over in Liverpool at the Adelphi hotel.

Nice place.

I personally wouldn't want Barry or Keane...not for the kind of crazy money that is being mentioned

This is the last I will say on the matter, for I seem to be hogging this thread with non-related personal stuff.

Back to Holmes-Lewis.
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I'm from Liverpool, and a big Liverpool fan, plenty of people from your way support Liverpool as you will well know (we're all related, scousers and you guys!!!!).

Season's nearly here aye? Hope these signings get sorted, i'm really not optimistic at all though.

Sorry to butt in you 2!!
I saw Liverpool two days ago against Hertha BSC. Pretty boring game and the only two guys of Liverppol i knew were Kuyt and Mascerano. Well, wish ya guys good luck for the next season.
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Hey Teeto

I used to work over in Liverpool at the Adelphi hotel.

Nice place.

I personally wouldn't want Barry or Keane...not for the kind of crazy money that is being mentioned

This is the last I will say on the matter, for I seem to be hogging this thread with non-related personal stuff.

Back to Holmes-Lewis.
In the Adelphi aye? Ive only been in there for a big work party one time, it's huge though isnt it?

There seems to be a bit of mixed feelings on Barry and Keane by most fans, but i do think the money for Barry they're asking for is stupid, O'Neil's just being an arsehole there.

Yea, Holmes-Lewis anyway!

I think Holmes has more of a never say die thing going on than does Lewis and that's a huge positive at the top level, but Lewis has a great haymaker right which is bad for Holmes, especially if he commits to the jab. But then again, Holmes is the slightly better boxer for me, faster and more mobiile, even in their respective primes.

One way you could see it, is that Lewis may not be able to get really outboxed badly, and that would be Holmes' way of doing this, i dont see him stopping Lewis. That thinking would favour Lewis. The other way i could see it, is that Holmes would maybe be too fast for Lewis, and would get up if Lewis knocked him down, if you take the speed into account, Holmes may very well outbox him.

I'll take Holmes to do it on poiints, hard one though.

I'm off out now, be on later though!
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