Larry Holmes (born November 3, ) is an American former professional boxer who After compiling an amateur record of 19–3, Holmes turned professional on March 21, , winning a four-round decision against Rodell Dupree. Early in Total fights:
Larry holmes amateur fights
Amateur Career. Holmes had an amateur record of He was a sparring partner for Muhammad Ali from to According to Holmes, he had "about eleven amateur bouts" when he started working with Ali.Career Overview · Amateur Career · IBF Heavyweight Champion. Holmes, a street fighter in his youth, entered organized boxing at a youth centre in Easton, Pennsylvania. He won 19 of his 22 fights and several titles before.
Sep 25, - The men Larry Holmes faced in his reign as world heavyweight champion, Before turning pro, Bey had an impressive amateur record which. Larry Holmes — Boxer, businessman Larry Holmes , "the Easton Butler agreed and Holmes went on to win nineteen of the twenty-two amateur bouts he This win set the stage for Holmes to fight Ken Norton for the World Boxing.
As an amateur, Holmes compiled a record and advanced to the Olympic Trails. He turned pro in and gained valuable experience while sparring. Apr 2, - Learn more about Larry Holmes, an American heavyweight boxing champion honed his skills in the ring, winning 19 of his 22 amateur fights.
Oct 11, - Heavyweight legend Larry Holmes spoke to GQ about his friendship and the next thing I knew I was fighting in the amateurs and heading for. Jun 8, - Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of Larry Holmes winning the WBC March 21, After a amateur record (including competing in.
Oct 10, - Former heavyweight champion of the world Larry Holmes was typically a special edition Muhammad Ali watch in memory of the late fighter. the cream coloured ring to time amateur boxing which are two-minute rounds. Nov 1, - Without a long and thorough amateur background, Holmes cut his teeth as a young fighter in the gym, serving as a sparring partner for many of.
Holmes and his family moved to Easton, Pennsylvania in where Larry Holmes began his boxing fights. Jan 8, - The impact of Muhammad Ali's career on Larry Holmes cannot be Ali saw Holmes fight as an amateur and invited Holmes to training camp in.
Holmes and his family moved to Easton, Pennsylvania in where Larry Holmes began his boxing fights career. As an amateur, Holmes compiled a Feb 21, - Leading up to the fight, there was a lot of animosity between Norton and Duane Bobick floored Holmes (as an amateur) and Larry held on.