Originally Posted by Mintcar923
Perhaps you are right as my memory may be a bit hazy...LOL! I guess you could say it was for the lineal WBO belt
I do think it's awesome that Holmes and Foreman were still able to compete at their advanced ages. I suppose it's a quality that some boxers have but most don't.
I have been watching a bit of Larry's earlier fights and he did have immense boxing skills. I think a lot of people overlook him being he happen to come immediately after Ali. In a way that was a shame. It would have been really interesting if he came upon the title picture in the early '70's. Funny, you had mentioned the McCall fight. I met Oliver a few days after the Holmes fight and we became friends. I'd bring my boxing tapes over his house as we were neighbors at that time. His brother and I would talk about boxing for hours on end!
As far as Foreman, he actually did win the "true" heavyweight title. It was an unbelievable moment back in '94. Just think, if he'd have never come back I doubt he'd have as much respect and popularity as he has now. God works in mysterious ways!!
Really? You're friends with Oliver McCall? Did he ever explain his nervous breakdown to you in the Lennox Lewis rematch? Or did that not even come up in conversation? Or did anyone ever ask McCall about that in an interview?