Trust me, Pete, you're not alone in that type of frustration....it's become a common occurrence......it stems from either some folks just won't or can't read or follow a posted point, or they intentionally skew or selectively debate someone's offerring so they can maintain their own position....in some cases they don't bother to read the whole post and get stuck on what they perceive to be the "gist"..............and then we're off to the races gleefully disputing the follow ups. By the time you get to clarify or reiterate what you really meant, the point is lost completely or it just starts another cycle of blather.
I understood what you said the first time.....if that's any comfort. Tyson dropped Larry like a prom dress, after slapping the "piston like jab of Holmes" out of the way like it was coming from a golden glover. No one did anything like that to Ali, even in his worst showings against Holmes & Berbick. I also understood it to be just a small point when considering the title of "Greatest" to be included in the many other factors at hand.
Four web pages of posts later, I wish I had just stayed with my first comment:
Was Larry Holmes….”The Greatest”?