Thread: Larry Holmes
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:13 AM   #25
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Default Re: Larry Holmes

Originally Posted by Bill1234

when he was the benefactor of close, questionable, decisions like the Norton fight that's fine with Holmes,when he loses one like the Spinks fight he says he was robbed.But probably the Marciano remark did it for me.Joe Louis never said Dempsey couldn't carry his jockstrap,Hank Aaron never said that of Ruth.It is just the arrogant attitude of athletes like Holmes,Barry Bonds,Pete Rose that grate against me.
In Larry's defense, he had just lost his first pro fight, which is already pretty tough on a fighter, and soon after someone has to bring up the Marciano question. I believe if you raised the Marciano question now he would respond in a much more kindly fashion.

Are there any quotes from Larry Holmes regarding Marciano that were made a while after the Spinks fight?
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