YOU BET HE DID, a brief synopsis of Snipes below:
He first came to light when he spoiled the heavyweight plans of the excellent 175 pound champ, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
But next up he was involved in a huge controversy, when he got a very lucky decision against Gerrie Coetzee that stank the house out.
No-one, outside of the judges, thought he won that, and there were all sorts of corruption stories flying around for the next few months.
Anyway, as a result, he was seen as a real patsy going into the Holmes fight: nothing more than a light snack for Larry to feast on, as Homes tuned up for The Big One: Gerry Cooney ( and a near world record pay day ).
But what a shock Holmes got in the 7th - Snipes connected with a huge right hand and the whole boxing world held it's breath as Larry staggered to his feet and Snipes closed in.....
The Cooney meg fight looked out the window, but Holmes somehow survived a real crisis with heart and guile.
It was that fight that caused a lot of people to think the Irishman had a real chance against Holmes I think the main reason Snipes never got another shot, was everytime he'd get a decent run going, he'd go and lose the next fight. ( and maybe he fell out with King too )
Apparently he was scheduled to fight Tyson (after tyson had lost to Buster douglas) but was dropped due to the fact he wanted too much money.
Marvdave if I find out any more ill let you know