Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Holmes77, Aug 5, 2022.
Who could beat a prime Holmes???
I would say have the best chance
The next tier down are the ones that would be dangerous fights also, but i favour Holmes to beat them.
Nobody, though prime Iron Mike, Holy, Lewis, and Bowe would certainly pose big problems. Fury and Vitali wouldn't be easy wins either.
I think Larry would both outfox and outwork Wlad. Wilder might get a kd, but stopped in 11.
Tyson, Lewis, Vitali, and Wlad.
Usyk and Fury would be about even odds.
Joshua, Holyfield, Thomas, Witherspoon and Bowe would be live underdogs.
I would give Usyk the best chance against prime Holmes.
I agree with you. Although there would be some close and entertaining fights
Not many imo. I like him over pretty much everyone except maybe Lewis who I think is a picked fight. The Klitschko's were big and difficult to fight but Larry always found a way to win and the Klitschko's simply didn't when they were pushed.
Uysk too me is a dangerous and intriguing figjt for Larry. I can't recall Larry ever fighting southpaw much less one as gifted as Uysk. Again, Larry was a guy that usually found a way to win.
He got stopped in the ams by a southpaw and never fought another one.
Lots of very tough fights over that 37 year period. Some would take Holmes to the very edge of oblivion. Can I make any of them a “ clear favorite?” Probably not. But picking up a couple losses against that gauntlet of guys is certainly possible
Imo Lennox would have the best shot, also Vitali because he was super awkward, but short of that, there’s no one else I would favor, certainly Mike, Holy, Bowe, Fury ect could possibly win but I wouldn’t bet on it
The top two are for sure the top two candidates ... I don't see the rest although Vitali would be the most competitive .. we saw an old Holmes more than hold his own w a young Holyfield .. Bowe wold be diced top with the jab ... Just a bad match up for Fury although who knows if the ref lets a 270 man lay all over Larry .. Wlad not enough .. I think Larry beats Lennox , too fast but a very prime Tyson who knows ?
Just keep him away from a novice Tim Witherspoon or Old club level guys like Ken Norton.
You agree with me? Hmmm I'll have to rethink my opinon!