Max Schmeling vs. Larry Holmes

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  1. Melankomas

    Melankomas Prime Jeffries would demolish a grizzly in 2 Full Member

    Dec 18, 2022
    Who would win in a 15 round fight in their primes?
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  2. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Schmeling had a dangerous right hand see the 1st Louis fight, and that's a punch that Holmes could be vulnerable to. But I like Holmes by decision where he may have a few scares along the way.
  3. janitor

    janitor VIP Member Full Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Most will probably pick Homes, and that is in no way a bad pick, but Schmeling would be very problematic for him, from a stylistic standpoint.
  4. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2021
    I'd pick Holmes via UD as well but it would be interesting to see what inroads smart Max could make into Larry's comfort zone and how well he could put the right hand over.
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  5. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo VIP Member Full Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    I would make Larry Holmes a heavy favorite. But Max Schmeling is a game and crafty opponent for almost anyone. He was a highly disciplined worker and intelligent boxer
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  6. RockyJim

    RockyJim Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    If Renaldo Snipes could deck Holmes and hurt him...
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  7. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Yet Holmes recovered in 30 seconds and went on to batter Snipes and control the rest of the round.

    How about this one "if Gipsy Daniels can KO Schmeling in 1 round then......"

    Honestly let's be real I can't see either man stopping eachother, though I can see Schmeling maybe dropping Holmes and having success with the right hand.
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  8. ThatOne

    ThatOne Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2022
    Are there any boxers born after 1940 you like?
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  9. ThatOne

    ThatOne Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2022
    And Kevin Isaac. S--- happens.
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  10. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 4, 2016
    This would be a good chess match for a few rounds. I think Larry eventually comes on and takes a UD though a late stoppage isn't out of the question.
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  11. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Philadelphia Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Holmes for me. His jab would just punish Max far wore then Louis's did in there first bout. Holmes utilizes the jab much more than Louis and Louis had Max's eyes practically closed. Holmes wide UD or he sneaks in a fast rt cross or uppercut and stops him
  12. TBI

    TBI Active Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2015
    Holmes too big, too aggressive, too long.

    Holmes outboxes Max.
  13. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Holmes destroys him. KO3.
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  14. Raheem

    Raheem Member banned Full Member

    Jan 28, 2023
    If we're talking Marques of Queensbury regulations I'd pick Holmes by mid rounds stoppage, probably ref saving Schmelling from further brutality as he crumpled to the floor.
    Is there a standing 8 count?
    3 knock down?

    I really favor Holmes in this fight. He had the superior tools and the proper style to give Schmelling nightmares.
  15. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Holmes by late ko.
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