That one time Larry Holmes fought a Super Heavyweight

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  1. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Who said that?
     
  2. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    It didn't seem that the 43lb weight advantage or the 3 inch in height helped Leroy that much. It must be confusing to these younger fans who think their significant factors. No magical powers in those gloves at 254lbs. Dunkiin Donuts taking this hard.
    Ill be flying my Dunkin Donuts flag at half mast today.
     
  3. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Vitali would probably be a worse matchup for Holmes than Fury Stylistically. Fury is only a nightmare for stiff plodders or conventional fighters that plant their feet 24/7 looking to land powerpunches
     
  4. ETM

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    Wendy's? Burger King? Fast food on every corner. He could eat worse but lift weights. Fit him for a piano box.
     
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  5. fists of fury

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    Leroy Jones isn't the best example. He was competent, nothing more.
    Also he didn't have much of a punch for a big guy, and he just didn't have the handspeed or boxing ability to complete with Holmes.
    Essentially, he was just big, with middling ability.
     
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  6. Man_Machine

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    And, the magic of sports science today would mean that the iron he was pumping had been forged in a dragon's breath.
     
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