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Larry Holmes

Read through the most famous quotes from Larry Holmes

I don't really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life.

— Larry Holmes

#be happy #business #care #continue #enjoy

I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter.

— Larry Holmes

#hard #hard working #i #killer #mercenary

It's hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once - when I was poor.

— Larry Holmes

#being #black #ever #hard #i

Ali was a guy that had a lot of discipline. If you hung around him, you'd be able to get some of that discipline that he had. And I learned from that. He was a sweet man.

— Larry Holmes

#ali #around #discipline #get #guy

All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.

— Larry Holmes

#pimps #promoters

Bob Arum and Don King can do their thing but if I fought for those guys and they put the money up like they are supposed to then I don't have a problem.

— Larry Holmes

#don king #fought #guys #i #king

Everybody knows that I am one of the greatest fighters of all time and I would beat all those guys.

— Larry Holmes

#beat #everybody #fighters #greatest #guys

I always felt good about myself. I was just an average person. I always felt I could do anything anyone else could. If an average person makes up their mind to do something, they can.

— Larry Holmes

#always #anyone #anything #average #average person

I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter.

— Larry Holmes

#i #i am #quick #smarter #still

Fighters today are much bigger, stronger and quicker and not only that but referees, judges and doctors back then were very strict and if your head got busted up the fight would be stopped.

— Larry Holmes

#bigger #busted #doctors #fight #fighters

About Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes Quotes

Did you know about Larry Holmes?

In their fight previews Sports Illustrated and Time put Cooney on the cover not Holmes. On October 2 1980 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas Holmes defended his title against Ali who was coming out of retirement in an attempt to become the first four-time World Heavyweight Champion. Lastly boxing tradition dictates that the champion is introduced last but the challenger Cooney was introduced last.

Holmes retired after losing a rematch to Spinks but made repeated comebacks and was unsuccessful in three further attempts to regain the title the last in 1995. He is frequently ranked as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. He grew up in Easton Pennsylvania which gave birth to his boxing nickname The Easton Assassin.

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