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Official Website Of Former Heavyweight Champion & International Hall of Fame Inductee
World Heavyweight Champion (Reigned from 1978 to 1985)
Amateur Record: 19 Wins 3 Loses
Professional Record: 75 Fights, 69 Wins, 6 loses & 44 Knockouts
Inducted into The International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 8, 2008
Larry Holmes started his amateur career at the age of 19. His amateur career record was 19 wins and 3 Loses, which would prove he had a talent for boxing.
In 1971 at the age of 22, Larry had the opportunity to work with Muhammad Ali, as a Sparring Partner. Larry would turn Professional 2 years later. Larry learned his trade by working with great fighters like Joe Frazier, Earnie Shavers, and Jimmy Young while fighting on their cards.
Larry's record earned him an opportunity to fight Ken Norton for the Heavyweight Title on June 9, 1978, which ignited the Champion's journey.