Larry Holmes

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Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949, in Cuthbert, Georgia) is a former world heavyweight boxing champion. Noted boxing historian Bert Sugar has listed Holmes as one of the greatest boxers in history.


  • If you want to get technical about it, Rocky couldn't carry my jockstrap.
  • Joe Louis was a good Heavyweight, good boxer but he was kind of in the same boat as Marciano, weighing about 190 to 200 lbs.
  • It wasn't about Larry Holmes, if I would have fought a brother I wouldn't have gotten the money I got. Give me 10 black guys and I make eight dollars. Give me Gerry Cooney and I make $10 million.
    • Larry Holmes beat Gerry Cooney the great white hope.[3]
  • When you constantly hear people talking about going the distance, going the distance, you can't help but wonder about it. I learned a lesson: next time I will fight my fight without that doubt.
    • Larry expressing himself after the Cooney fight[4].
  • I achieved something once again, I think we all want to put a mark on life. I dream, and my dreams always come true. I dreamed I was the heavyweight champion of the world. I am the heavyweight champion of the world.
    • Larry Holmes[5].
  • I didn't fight this fight for the blacks, the whites or the Spanish, I fought the fight for the people. We're all God's children. I don't see color. I'm not a racist When I look at Gerry Cooney, I just see a man trying to take my head off.
    • Larry Holmes on the Cooney fight.

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