1980 Larry Holmes vs 1974 George Foreman

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  1. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    My gut says Foreman, my head says Holmes. One thing I'm sure of is that it wouldn't go 15 rounds. For me this one has always hinged on whether Foreman exerts to much energy failing to finish Holmes, or if he can methodically breakdown him down when he has him hurt. It might surprise you, but I don't think Foreman has to go looking for Holmes all that much in this fight
     
  2. Knights107

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    Obviously if holmes try to slug it out he will knocked out.. if he plan like vs norton.

    I pick big george.
     
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  3. Phil_Ivey_76

    Phil_Ivey_76 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Holmes... GREAT MATCH UP THO.
     
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  4. swagdelfadeel

    swagdelfadeel Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Holmes KO12. This Foreman fought stupidly and neglected the jab. However the Foreman from the year before, the one who blitzed out legends like Frazier and Norton does the same to Holmes. Foreman TKO7.
     
  5. Contro

    Contro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Depends if Holmes can pull the trigger as quickly in the middle of the ring as ali did, keeping george of balance with sharp 1-2s until george starts slowing down. If Holmes cant stun Foreman and get some respect He gets mauled. Zaire Ali was a better spoiler and survivor than peak holmes.
    50/50
     
  6. clark

    clark Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Foreman would have knocked Holmes out. Holmes never faced that league of fighter.
     
  7. Xplosive

    Xplosive Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I always go back and forth on this one. Sometimes I say Larry, but today I say George. I just have my doubts that Holmes survives the early on-slaught the way Ali did. Ali ate some bombs from Foreman that I just don't see Larry absorbing. Holmes recovered very well when hurt, but Foreman, like Tyson, was absolute death once he got a guy hurt.

    Foreman in 7.
     
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  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You sit exactly where i do.
     
  9. dawnofthedead

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    Holmes was extremely durable and it's unlikely he gets stopped early., he survives a torrid opener to slowly work his way in to the fight and frustrates Foreman with his jab and movement, similar to the way in which Jimmy Young did, Holmes by either unanimous decision or late round stoppage, though Foreman will have had his moments.
     
  10. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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  11. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It’s for idiotic posts like this that this tool was booted off these boards.
     
  12. Knights107

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    I wonder why holmes struggle vs norton besides foreman KO norton 2.

    4 years earlier if i not false.
     
  13. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My head says that Holmes stops a tired out Foreman in around the 10th round. My heart says that Holmes stops a tired out Foreman in around the 10th round.
     
  14. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Larry was a notch above George in skills and consistency. George had great wins, but Larry had everything else. Jab, right hand, technique. I always thought he was a better all around fighter, but George was exciting.
     
  15. Ken Ashcroft

    Ken Ashcroft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Big George and the Easton Assassin. Sounds like a 1970s gangster movie.
     


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