I think if Holmes had staggered towards Ref Rudy Ortega, during the count from 6 to 9, Ortega, could very well have acted in the manner that Garcia acted when Lewis was on unsteady feet and practically falling into the Ref.
But Lar was on Steady feet, right after the turn buckle head butt, almost immediately, with clear eyes.
As far as the stoppage, COULD the ref allowed it go on a for a few more punches? Sure. But Snipes was OUT of it and not punching back what so ever.
I think the crowd reacted as Snipes did, when he snapped out of it, when the ref stopped it: C'mon, Let it go.
But Letting it go, simply results in Snipes getting hammered on.
Renaldo had the opportunity to continue hammering on Larry, when HE rose in the 7th. But he ended up getting his own ass kicked instead.
THere was NO turn around in sight in the 11th round. Holmes was not tired or hurt or slowing down. He would have simply sustained what he was doing when Ortega stepped in. And that would only have gotten Snipes.....More knocked out.