Originally Posted by ArtThouFurious?
Anybody that's deeply familiar with the Holmes era has to be facepalming at these posts. Holmes can probably be considered the GODFATHER & architect of modern day cherrypicking. Although he's never passed up on a fight with the Heavyweight equivalent of a Manny Pacquiao, there were several times during his reign where he chose to take on lesser fighters over more qualified, more experienced & higher ranked fighters in his division.
Floyd is easily a greater more accomplished boxer than Holmes and it's not really all that close. And that's meant as no knock against Holmes seeing as though he's one of my top 10 personal favorite boxers of all time.
Ok.. But what do you think would have happened to Floyd if he got hit flush with a Ernie Shavers right hand...?