Boxing, football legends hail research into brain damage

WASHINGTON (AP) Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and other athletes say they are all too aware of the toll that blows to the head can take on an athlete's brain. In remarks Tuesday during a Capitol Hill news conference on brain research, Holmes introduced himself by recounting his record - 75 fights, including 69 wins with 44 by knockout. ''My intent was not to hurt anybody...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers' Voracek 'worked over' by former boxing champ Holmes

Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek might have a little trouble finding his skating legs for Tuesday's home game against the Montreal Canadiens (24-22-4).Although healthy heading into the All-Star break, Voracek was worked over a bit on Monday by former world heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes during the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association banquet. Seated at the main...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Boxing's Larry Holmes, long underrated, now cast in bronze

Boxing great Larry Holmes has never felt fully appreciated in his Pennsylvania hometown of Easton. Decades after succeeding Muhammad Ali as heavyweight champ, Holmes is finally getting the bronze - a 9-foot bronze statue. Holmes plans to be on hand this weekend as a high school marching band leads a parade in his honor and a monument to the ''Easton Assassin'' is unveiled and...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Correction: Ali Tribute story

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) In a story Oct. 1 about a tribute to Muhammad Ali, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Larry Holmes beat Ali in 1978. The story should have said that Holmes beat Ali in 1980. A corrected version of the story is below: Muhammad Ali honored in his Kentucky hometown Muhammad Ali honored in his Kentucky hometown, with Holmes, Foreman and Shaq on hand...
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October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Former rivals, champs Holmes, Foreman unite to honor Ali

  Muhammad Ali won another round of love and appreciation for his achievements as a fighter in and out of the ring. The latest celebration of the three-time world heavyweight champion and self-proclaimed "Greatest Of All Time" featured former champions and Larry Holmes and George Foreman, two notable erstwhile opponents who gladly came to honor Ali on Thursday night in his Kentucky...
Via Associated Press
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Black In America: Chris Rock Talks Black Success, Larry Holmes And Gerry Cooney

“It’s hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once — when I was poor.” – Larry Holmes Since he came out with Bring the Pain in 1996, Chris Rock has been comedy’s most keen commentator on race in America, matched only — depending on your style — by the immortal Dave Chappelle. […] The post Black In America: Chris Rock Talks Black Success, Larry Holmes...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings of the Ring: Mike Tyson & Larry Holmes

VERONA, NY (June 4, 2014) — Turning Stone hosted “Kings of the Ring: A Conversation with Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes” today to promoted this week’s ESPN Friday Night Fights (see fact sheet below), promoted by Iron Mike Productions, at the resort casino in upstate New York. Longtime sports columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard and, Bud Poliguin, served as the...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotes & notes from Mike Tyson & Larry Holmes fan Q&A

Turning Stone hosted "Kings of the Ring: A Conversation with Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes" today to promoted this week's ESPN Friday Night Fights, at the resort casino in upstate New York. Longtime sports columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard and, Bud Poliguin, served as the moderator, asking the two Hall of Famers and world heavyweight champions a series of questions...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson & Larry Holmes to host fan discussion on June 4 at Turning Stone

Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes will participate in a live discussion at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Showroom on Wednesday, June 4, at 6:00 p.m. "Kings of the Ring: A Conversation with Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes," will feature an open dialogue between the two world-class heavyweights. They will recount their famed 1988 championship fight,reflect on their remarkable boxing careers...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-boxer Larry Holmes selling '80s-fabulous home for $1.1 million

Larry Holmes was one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all-time. “The Easton Assassin” even beat “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, though Ali was…
Via Busted Coverage
February 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

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