Plenty of people have Holmes ranked in their top 5. It ain't exactly an unheard of idea, as you are trying to make it sound. I'm not much of a list maker, but I'd probably have him around there, myself. Where do you rank him? Holmes is one of the finest boxers that has ever worn the HW championship belt, with a keen intellect. He would train/spar accordingly, and whup the southpaw, simple as that.