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Larry Holmes
October 30, 1949 -
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

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.


I still feel that I am in my prime right now but I think my best fights were in my thirties.


I don't think Joe Louis could take the punches today fighting in this era.


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


I was probably the best that ever walked this earth. And I could take a punch. I could deliver a punch. I didn't have the hardest punch in the world but my punches were sharp and they were crisp. And if you took too many of them, you would be knocked out.


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.


We put our life on the line to fight for them, put on a show and these guys take our money so whatever happens to Bob Arum, Don King or anyone else is fine with me.


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


I'm not in the K-1 tournament. We thought about it but they really don't want me as they feel I might get hurt so that's fine with me but I do see a lot of guys out there that I feel I can take.


With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses, some of the losses were very questionable including Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark. I knew I won but they didn't give me that fight.


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.


My fans know the name Larry Holmes and that he always gave it his all.


I think George Foreman must have gained about 350 lbs and is slow as ever.


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


Mike Tyson would have been a good sparring partner for me and Muhammad Ali because Tyson was a fast fighter and he could punch and throw good combinations.


I came from a dirt farm, now I'm filthy rich.


All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.


One of the best ones out there was a guy named Howard Cosell. He was the best.


Those guys were made for me and Muhammad because they come straight in and don't back up but you had to watch out for his punching power but if we could have neutralized that then we would have been fine.


George Foreman is easier and has the bigger name and have you noticed that Foreman never calls me out or ever mentions my name? He is afraid of me like most fighters are and most people want to forget about Larry Holmes, like he never ever existed.


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