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Lennox Lewis vs Larry Holmes

  • Holmes by unan decision

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • Lewis by unan decision

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • Holmes by KO

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Lewis by KO

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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My bets would go for Holmes because of his jab and speed. Not to mention the ability to take a punch. Lewis mimicked Holme's style. Holmes had the greatest jab ever and if he could take Earnie Shavers best shot and get up on the count of 5, then he can survive most attacks Lewis can throw at him. It would go the distance, but my bet goes for Holmes by Unanimus decision. With the poll it is 15 rounds.
 

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I chose Holmes by Unanimous Decision... but I reckon there should've been the options of...

Holmes by Split Decision

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Lewis by Split Decision

Holmes was just so good... and should have a hell of a lot more respect Too!!!
 

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sorry bill but i take lewis by ud in this one his all round abillity was better than larrys.
 

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No it wasn't. Lewis was great for his era. Lewis had a good jab, but not as good as Larry's. Lewis had power by a heir over Holmes. Holmes had better foot work and speed. Holmes could take a better shot, and had more heart too. I don't see how Lewis could win with all of that against him.
 

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No it wasn't. Lewis was great for his era. Lewis had a good jab, but not as good as Larry's. Lewis had power by a heir over Holmes. Holmes had better foot work and speed. Holmes could take a better shot, and had more heart too. I don't see how Lewis could win with all of that against him.
Maybe if Larry turned Pro a few years earlier (he was born in 49 and turned Pro in 73)... thinks could've been a little bit different? Perhaps? Perhaps not? Anyways... I just don't want people to remember Larry Holmes as just Muhammad Ali's sparring partner, that old guy who beat Butterbean of the bitter old man (if you count late 30s as old) who got destroyed by Mike Tyson! LARRY HOLMES WAS ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE VERY BEST HEAVYWEIGHT BOXERS OF ALL TIME... right up there... definate Top 10!
 

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Holmes 38 when he fought Tyson in 88, and he came back from a 2 year retirement. So who did you vote for?
Holmes... because he is a bloody good boxer and would've been too quick for Lewis!!! :D
 

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I will have to say Lewis on this one. Prime Lewis was just about as fluid as you could get. Larry was great and all, but I see Lewis taking it too him.


There jabs were both great, Homes had more pop in his, but Lewis controled you all the same with his

Over all power -- Goes to Lewis, he hit Hard !!

Pure Skills -- Lewis once again, Lewis just had better ring presence and just looked smarter in the ring.

Defense -- Lewis

Chin -- would be homes


Lewis would win this by UD

It would be a great fight, too bad it never happened
 

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I'm talking prime Lewis vs prime Holmes. It fizzled out in the mid 90's like Holmes and Foreman. Holmes had a faster jab, he was lighter on his toes just watch him in round 4 of the Tyson fight before he gets knocked down. He was actualy controling the fight until Tysontimed the right over his jab, and that was when Larry was 38 years old and his first fight in 2 years!!! Also Larry was smarter in the ring, he wouldn't fall into traps like Lewis ocasionaly would, so my bet goes for Larry.
 

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bill1234 said:
No it wasn't. Lewis was great for his era. Lewis had a good jab, but not as good as Larry's. Lewis had power by a heir over Holmes. Holmes had better foot work and speed. Holmes could take a better shot, and had more heart too. I don't see how Lewis could win with all of that against him.
bill ive watched both fighters carrers and holmes fought a lot of scrubs, ali was past it and thats his biggest name. his fights with spinks were close but lewis would have killed spinks much the same as tyson did.

holmes was 35 when he lost to spinks lewis would have ko'd him when he was 40.
 

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No, he wouldn't. Holmes fought Shavers who hit the hardest of the century, Holmes fought Norton, nearly beat Holyfield when he was in his early 40's, he he lost by 1 point to McCall when he was 45, he beat the heck out of Butterbean when he was 52, he beat Mike Weaver when he was 51, he beat James "Bonecrusher" Smith when he was 50. He beat Roy Williams with only 8 days of notice, he he beat Jesse Ferguson when he was 43, he beat Gerry Cooney, he beat Randall "tex" Cobb, he beat Trevor Berbick, he beat Bonecrusher Smith in his prime, he beat Leon Spinks before he went crazy. Holmes was trapped in an era that was on the down side. Lewis was in the era when it sucked.
 

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apart from holyfeild these guy's were past it or bum's and id say that holyfeild won by at least 3 rounds i think the judges were being kind to larry.

by the way i hope your not saying butterbean was a credible opponent for larry no matter what age holmes was.
 

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I'm not, I'm just saying that he beat him when he was 52. If Holmes fought such terrible opposition who did Lewis fight that would beat Holmes???
 

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A Larry that was 38 coming back from a 2 year retirement, and a 43 year old Larry who gave Holyfield a run for his money.
 

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lewis was ko'ing tyson at 39 and out pointing holyfeild by6 a huge score at 37.
 

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Tyson was 33 and a shell of what he was when Larry faced him. Holyfield was past his prime too, Holyfields prime was 90-94 and Larry faced him right smack dab in the middle of it in 92.
 
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