been watching a lot of old holmes fights, and growing up I always remembered him as a boring ali wannabe, but after further review, I find him a lot more interesting to watch than ali. does anyone else think the same?
It was a jibe at how much of a hyped up event it was. A total mismatch in hindsight, at the time though wasnt Cooney being touted as a major challenger?
Yes, Cooney was being touted as a major challenger at the time, and off the top, I think Holmes was only about an 8 to 5 favourite (or thereabouts) going in, in addition to a bunch of the "experts" picking Cooney to win in the boxing mags and whatnot.
Still, I thought it ended up being quite competive, with Holmes starting well and then obviously drowning Cooney late in the fight. But from about the 3rd to the 10th, I thought Cooney was quite competitive in the fight, and also won his share of rounds through that portion of it.
It was close coming in around the 9th or 10th.. Then Cooney faded and Holmes dropped the gauntlet on his arse.
sidenote: Cooney went on Friday Night Fights and Atlas reviewed his fight with Holmes. Teddy Atlas though Conney was winning before the stoppage? Now, I haven't seen the fight in ages. Do you guys agree with his assessment? I don't.
Cooney went on Friday Night Fights and Atlas reviewed his fight with Holmes. Teddy Atlas though Conney was winning before the stoppage? Now, I haven't seen the fight in ages. Do you guys agree with his assessment? I don't.
No.....It was competitive and a pretty good fight to watch ( I watched it live from a closed circuit Jai Lai theatre in Florida)....but Larry was in command. Larry seemed to have a healthy fear of Cooney's hook and as such it seemed as though he was overly conservative with his combos....Cooney was loading up and waiting on the big shot. He never really created the opening he would need to hurt Holmes.....Larry took him into the late rounds and Cooney's legs just melted on him....Cooney won a few rounds but it was Larry's fight. Others may see it differently.
Sharkey, this man is a quality poster when it comes to old school Boxing.
I was starting to think so to, King. I mean, I'll admit to only seeing a few of his posts in other threads, but it looked like they were all very solid to me, as are the ones he posted in this thread.