Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by mr. magoo, Oct 7, 2021.
The Witherspoon who fought Holmes vs the Holyfield who fought Dokes. How does this go ?
Tim by 10th round TKO.
I think Tim would have found Holy's style and speed consternating. But Holy just wasn't a great heavy in 89, while Tim started peaking with Holmes. Holy would befoozle him in the beginning, then start getting worn down by Tim's right hand.
Holyfield wins on heart and work rate. Maybe by tko.
That Witherspoon takes Holyfield, Spoon hit hard enough to really bother Holy.
Witherspoon hurts Holyfield and possibly stops him.
Similar to Bowe/Holyfield
Not sure on this one. Tim was a really good heavyweight though.
Holy via dec ….
Holyfield a teeny bit too classy even at that point. Decision in a really really good fight.
The version of both fighters were young but top conditioned and balance out as a comparison .. Witherspoon at his best was a terrific fighter although to me a career underachiever .. tricky, good defense, very good size, speed, big right hand power, terrific chin .. Holyfield was an exceptional fighter but at times rose or sunk to the level of his opposition .. that said, best for best I do feel Holyfield , who proved he could rumble with the best Riddick Bowe, could survive , out punch and outpoint Witherspoon in a hell of a fight even if the best Tim showed up ..
tough fight. Wow.. Evander just on his skill, but Tim would give him a great run. Anything could happen.
I'm going Witherspoon by tough grueling decision win.
Holyfield. Witherspoon always had a bad workrate, even against Holmes. I watched that fight recently and gave Larry 8 rounds. Holmes was outlanding him like 3 to 1. Holy does the same, with Tim having some really good moments and hurting him at times.
Holyfield on work rate and edge in footwork
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