Who wins Joe Louis or Larry Holmes in prime

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  1. Fighting Fungus

    Fighting Fungus Active Member Full Member

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    I say Larry Holmes by decision
     
  2. jmarlow

    jmarlow Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Joe Louis by KO
     
  3. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    One of the tougher fights for Louis among all of the HW's, but I have to go with Joe via decision or KO. I would say decision due to Holmes' greatness, but Louis in his prime KO'd just about absolutely everyone (Farr and a few others aside) so it's tough to say...
     
  4. NeckBreaknAiken

    NeckBreaknAiken Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Louis never in his life dreamed of seeing a fighter with the skill of Larry Holmes.


    Larry Holmes cuts his ass. No contest.
     
  5. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I don't want to get in a pissing contest but Holmes only a couple times ever fought the caliber of opponent Louis had many many times.
     
  6. tezel8764

    tezel8764 Boxing Junkie banned

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    Larry can sneak it, but most stay on his toes.
     
  7. tobias

    tobias Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Joe Louis would sneak it I think.
     
  8. SugarShane_24

    SugarShane_24 ESB good-looking member Full Member

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    Holmes in his prime had a great chin, well, he can get dropped but he can bounce back the way he did against Shavers.

    Louis would have his moments and probably drop Holmes but he'll lose more rounds by getting out finnesed and out jabbed. Remember, Louis is not that very good against movers, and Holmes is no slouch with his footwork.
     
  9. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It's definitely something that is true, to what extent is debatable.
     
  10. Fighting Fungus

    Fighting Fungus Active Member Full Member

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    Larry Holmes is the most under rated heavy weight of all time.
     
  11. dyna

    dyna Boxing Junkie banned

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    Holmes is faster, faster on feet, greater on his feet, great skill, enough power to keep Louis tame, "ok" jab.
     
  12. PowerBack

    PowerBack Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Really? I reckon that most people have him in their top 5.
     
  13. Fighting Fungus

    Fighting Fungus Active Member Full Member

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    Very few people have him rated 1-3 and he deserves to be there. Probably the toughest match up for most heavyweights.
     
  14. MrMagic

    MrMagic Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Larry picks himself up off the canvas and wins a decision.
     
  15. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

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    As much as i hate to say it because i think hes a whiner,I like Larry in this one.