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Old 12-31-2010, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a Larry Holmes quote

Didn't Larry say recently that Rocky Marciano would give him fits? Something along the lines of "he threw punches from all directions" or something like that. Does anyone have this interview or quote? I think it was from last year.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
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thought he said rocky couldnt carry his jockstrap
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:08 AM   #3
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^^Yes, he said that too. But the quote I'm talking about is from 2009 or 2010. I just forgot where.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:53 AM   #4
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Larry Holmes did have some great quotes about Jeff 'Candy Slim' Merritt.

'He liked to go to wakes at funeral parlors, and tell the family members that their
deceased relative owed him money, and he was their to collect it.'

Of course, these were random vistits, and 'Candy Slim' didn't know anyone.
At 6' 5" and 225 lbs.,,,,who would argue with him.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:04 AM   #5
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I take it no one knows the quote I'm talking about?
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:06 AM   #6
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The only quote I've heard is the one tommygun referred to. I can't even imagine Holmes being complimentary about a fellow ATG heavyweight.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:49 AM   #7
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I take it no one knows the quote I'm talking about?
I know what you're talking about. It was posted in the classic a while ago, so if you search for it you might find it.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:10 AM   #8
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The only quote I've heard is the one tommygun referred to. I can't even imagine Holmes being complimentary about a fellow ATG heavyweight.
yes, holmes was a jealous ****. he think that himself is the greatest, what a joke. the greatest would not fight wars against tim witherspoon, weaver,snipes, he would not lose against michael spinks in 1985. and the greatest IN HIS PRIME would not fight a war against a past pirme ken norton.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:02 PM   #9
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yes, holmes was a jealous ****. he think that himself is the greatest, what a joke. the greatest would not fight wars against tim witherspoon, weaver,snipes, he would not lose against michael spinks in 1985. and the greatest IN HIS PRIME would not fight a war against a past pirme ken norton.
Larry Holmes is easily inside the top ten heavyweights of all time, it is not a big stretch for some to rate him at the pinnacle ,imo.
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What about this one "Ali hits like a butterfly, Frazier Stings like a bee. I've always thought Ali was a great man. But his skills inside the ring are overrated. There's a reason Frazier whooped him in 71'".
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What about this one "Ali hits like a butterfly, Frazier Stings like a bee. I've always thought Ali was a great man. But his skills inside the ring are overrated. There's a reason Frazier whooped him in 71'".
yes, he said this shit in the documentary "facing ali", i know that holmes was a good fighter but i canīt support this idiot.
he was joking about foreman,he said that george was a brute with no skill, he said that he would beat tyson, prime vs prme.he said that himself was the greatest. i would love to see a prime frazier destroying his ass.
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What about this one "Ali hits like a butterfly, Frazier Stings like a bee. I've always thought Ali was a great man. But his skills inside the ring are overrated. There's a reason Frazier whooped him in 71'".
The reasons being Ali was coming off 3 plus years of inactivity and 71 Frazier being a far better fighter than anyone Holmes ever beat
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The reasons being Ali was coming off 3 plus years of inactivity and 71 Frazier being a far better fighter than anyone Holmes ever beat
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yes, holmes was a jealous ****. he think that himself is the greatest, what a joke. the greatest would not fight wars against tim witherspoon, weaver,snipes, he would not lose against michael spinks in 1985. and the greatest IN HIS PRIME would not fight a war against a past pirme ken norton.
No, Larry didn't dominate every fighter he defended against, but he held on to the title a lot longer than some other ATG's did. Not bad, considering prime George Foreman only made 2 successful defenses!!!
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No, Larry didn't dominate every fighter he defended against, but he held on to the title a lot longer than some other ATG's did. Not bad, considering prime George Foreman only made 2 successful defenses!!!
prime foreman destroyed prime norton and 29 years old undefeated joe frazier, and he lost his belt because he faced ali the greatest of all time, holmes did beat old men, average fighters and buckets of garbage, simple. foreman would absolutely destroy spoon, berbick,snipes,weaver,cooney(and he did),spinks,shavers,norton(foreman destroyed prime norton, prime larry fought a war against past prime kenny).. foreman would ko any rival of prime holmes. and holmes would lose his belt against frazier, ali74 or even prime norton would have his chance.
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