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13 rounds of fury. Two boxers underrated by history.
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Larry Holmes is an underrated champion that defended the title 13 times and won his first 48 matches.

Gerry Cooney is a generally nice guy that made Larry Holmes a lot of money. 
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And who knocked Ken Norton and Ron Lyle stiff as boards in seconds. If you watch this fight, Cooney had a lot of skills. Reminds me of the modern over-sized heavyweights of today.
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And this fight was very close. If Holmes didn't have great conditioning and great chin, he'd have been a KO victim.
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And who knocked Ken Norton and Ron Lyle stiff as boards in seconds. If you watch this fight, Cooney had a lot of skills. Reminds me of the modern over-sized heavyweights of today.


Yes, he beat two heavyweights that were ten years past their prime.

He tried to beat another one, a guy name George Foreman, guess how that went for him. 

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His momentum had faded by the Foreman fight. If he would have beaten Holmes, he would have had some staying power.

I'm NOT making light of Holmes. He was my favorite heavyweight as a kid, by far, and the best of his era. Note even close. Of course his era was the past-their prime Ali heavyweights, and the likes of Mike Weaver, Pinklon Thomas, Trevor Berbick, etc. Still, cannot fault Holmes for the era he happened to land in. 

Love me some Larry Holmes.
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