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LARRY HOLMES, The Easton Assassin...

One of my personal heavyweight favorites and in my opinion he had the best jab in boxing!


Records : 69W - 6L (44KO) = 75 Bouts

Height : 6’ 3”

Reach : 81 in.

Stance : Orthodox

Nationality : American


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

-High rated among the greatest “Jabs” in Boxing

-3rd Most Successful Title Defences in Boxing (19 Consecutive Title defenses)

-Has a winning streak of 48-0 before lossing to Spinks.

-International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee 2008

-World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee 2007

-1978 Fighter of the Year (BWAA)

-1982 Fighter of the Year (The Ring)

-1998, 5th Greatest Heavyweight of All Time (The Ring)

-Record breaking 7 KO wins in the Title defences.

-20 Successful World Title fights (20-5)

-Beat 11 World Champions (11-5)


BOXING TITLES;

-WBC Heavyweight

-The Ring & Lineal Heavyweight

-IBF Heavyweight


NOTABLE OPPONENTS;

-Earnie Shavers (Twice)

-Ken Norton

-Ossie Ocassio

-Muhammad Ali

-Trevor Berbick

-Leon Spinks

-Gerry Cooney

-Micheal Spinks (Twice)

-Mike Tyson

-Ray Mercer

-Evander Holyfield

-Eric “Butterbean” Esch



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