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…
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9 days ago  |  1 Comment

MWP Says Larry Holmes is Bringing Black Community Down

Metta World Peace didn’t appreciate boxing legend Larry Holmes’ most recent comments about Floyd Mayweather when he called him crazy, irresponsible and said he would blow all of his money. According to TMZ the NBA superstar even accused Holmes of “bringing down” the black community by his public criticism of Mayweather. After reading Larry’s quotes, Metta blasted the guy...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Holmes & Julio Cesar Chavez to attend Nevada Hall of Fame induction

Larr Holmes and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., two of boxing's greatest champions, confirmed they will be present in Las Vegas for their induction on Saturday, August 10, at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Holmes, of Easton, Pa., won the title on June 9, 1978 by defeating Ken Norton at Caesars Palace in one of the great heavyweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Comparing Wladimir Klitschko to Larry Holmes: Does Wlad stack up to the Easton Assassin?

Wladimir Klitschko receives a large, and to some degree unfair share of criticism from fight fans, particularly fight fans outside of Europe. The gripers say he is boring, because he fights out of a safety-first, robotic style. They also complain that his quality of opposition is subpar, and that the current generation of heavyweights is the worst ever. Comparing fighters from different...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxer Carl “The Truth” Williams Dead at the Age of 53

I was maybe 5 or 6 years old at the time, but I know Carl “The Truth” Williams vs. Larry Holmes was the first boxing match I ever saw. I remember it so vividly, because even Toddler Rob was scoring fights and I thought he won. When I got older, I watched the fight again and still thought he won. He has passed away from complications from throat cancer. Our thoughts and prayers...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Heavyweight Madness: The Final Four & Championship

The Heavyweight Madness Tournament has crowned a champion! Below, you will see accounts of each Final Four match and the Championship Final. The semifinals feature two exciting matches, Muhammad Ali vs. Lennox Lewis, and Joe Louis vs. Larry Holmes. Which men will advance and square off in the championship? Take a look below to see how it all plays out. Previous Rounds: Sweet Sixteen...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Holmes hospitalized, released in Pa.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes is recovering at home in eastern Pennsylvania after he was hospitalized for two days because of high blood sugar. The 63-year-old Holmes tells The Express-Times of Easton he was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem Township on Tuesday after his blood sugar spiked. He says he had felt lightheaded and drowsy and his doctor...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History (1/6): Tyson Signs a BIG Contract

On this day in 1988, boxing great Mike Tyson signed a seven-fight deal with HBO for $26.5 million. Unlike most other prize-fighters, Tyson was surrounded by trustworthy management that let him keep the majority share of that contract. In 1988, Iron Mike earned a total of approximately $35 million just through boxing; he made millions more via endorsement deals with Eastman Kodak...
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January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

George Foreman vs. Larry Holmes in 1999: Fantasy -and almost reality- fight

George Foreman and Larry Holmes both signed a contract to finally meet in the ring of the Houston Astrodome, slated for January 1999. Big George ultimately bailed when the promoters failed to pony up enough cash to make Foreman's $10 million purse. The two aged greats went home with the non-refundable deposits, and the idea of a Foreman vs. Holmes clash was never revived...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Larry Holmes remembers Joe Frazier

Boxing legend Larry Holmes said he felt like he was in a cloud when he heard the news that former heavyweight...
Via Boston Herald Sports
November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

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