prime ron lyle vs prime larry holmes....

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by shommel, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    If they'd fought each other on the Night of the Heavyweights card in 1977, I think Holmes would've beaten him then, too.
  2. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    I would be inclined to agree with that. Holmes was green, but not near as green as Stan Ward, who gave Lyle all he could handle. I honestly wouldn't have wanted to see these two fight after 1978 cuz I think it would have been very bad for Lyle.
  3. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Holmes would convincingly out box Lyle, perhaps stopping him late. Tyson massacres Lyle similar to how he did Berbick. Lyle perhaps makes it to round 3 or 4.
  4. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta We Do Chicken Right!! Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Lyle shot the guy in self defense.
  5. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Holmes decision or more likely later type stoppage. Lyle would have a moment or two but be behind the 8 ball most of the night.
  6. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Holmes, but he may possibly get dropped at some stage like he did against Snipes or Shavers, but Id expect him the win on points or stop him late after Lyle has punched himself out
  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    This. Lyle would blow himself out in 8. Imagine Lyle fighting the Holmes that Shavers fought (first time). Hopeless.
  8. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 25, 2020
    Holmes wins but this fight would be hard like hell for him, stylistically lyle had atributes to give him a lot of problems like spoon did.

    Lyle hits harder than spoon with his right hand so i am pretty sure that he would hurt Larry badly in some point amd drop him, probably Holmes would survive the scary moments and would recover himself and would tko late a tired lyle.
  9. dawnofthedead

    dawnofthedead Member Full Member

    Nov 13, 2014
    Holmes by decision or late round stoppage, i wouldn't dismiss Lyle though, he was arguably better than Shavers who gave a good account of himself when facing Holmes though i think Holmes would pull through, one or two scares aside.
  10. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Holmes stop him. Could look similar to the Shavers fights, maybe even see Holmes rattled or even dropped.