The Easton Assassin vs the top four of today

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  1. Sanxion

    Sanxion New Member Full Member

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    Hi all

    There are many threads regarding Muhammad Ali vs the elite heavyweights of today...but what do you all think of my number 2 rated heavyweight of the last 40 years -against this group?

    Allow me to specify the 15 round format that governed the title fights during his era.

    Holmes vs Tyson Fury - Holmes by unanimous decision
    Holmes vs Deontay Wilder - Holmes by TKO round 13
    Holmes vs Andy Ruiz - Holmes by unanimous decision
    Holmes vs Anthony Joshua - Holmes by TKO round 9
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    All 4 would hit Holmes with far more right hands than Shavers and all four are far better fighters than Shavers was, AJ, Wilder and Ruiz would do real damage, all four of them would have beaten Shavers more convincingly than Holmes did.
     
  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think he'd struggle with Fury and Ruiz the most for different reasons although I'd still favour him. I need to see more of these guys vs good comp before saying they beat Holmes.

    He'd annihilate Wilder and give Joshua a much needed boxing lesson. They both have a puncher's chance, though.
     
  4. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Tony Canzoneri booted Full Member

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    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I would favor Holmes over all of them.
     
  6. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    All no problemo for the Easton Assassin. Only Fury hears the final bell but it wont be close.
    Holmes was the master of disaster
     
  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Youngest Ezzard Charles Fan Ever Full Member

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    I've always drawn similarities between Apollo and Larry
     
  8. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    He wouldn’t do it undefeated.
     
  9. ribtickler68

    ribtickler68 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Me, too. I think he would outwork Fury, even though he would have to adapt to his size. He would be too quick for Joshua and stop him late. He would pepper Ruiz all night and outclass Wilder. At least one of the last three might drop him at some point, though.
     
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  10. louis54

    louis54 Active Member Full Member

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    Holmes would soundly defeat these clowns....thanks
     
  11. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fury gives him the most issues. Deontay is a wild card. Ruiz hangs tough and has his moments. Joshua has no hope

    I still favor Holmes over each. But favor is merely a percentage over 50.
     
  12. surfinghb

    surfinghb Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That's how sad boxing has become to match Holmes with these 4 … I mean these guys have managed what? One freggin fight between all of them … how many times has AJ, Fury, and Wilder all fought each other? Holmes is on a different planet then these guys ….. They belong in General, not Classic
     
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  13. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Creed was based on Ali and Rocky was based on Wepner when he fought Ali.
     
  14. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. Full Member

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    4-0 to 3-1 for Mr. Holmes.
     
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  15. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    4 - 0

    Decision or TKO over all would not have surprised me ..
     

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