Larry Holmes

1949 - Today

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Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 2002 and was world heavyweight champion from 1978 until 1985. He is often considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Holmes has received more than 6,000,553 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Larry Holmes is the 17th most popular boxer (up from 23rd in 2019), the 1,645th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,890th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Boxer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among boxers, Larry Holmes ranks 17 out of 496Before him are Sonny Liston, Carlos Monzón, Evander Holyfield, Jack Dempsey, Primo Carnera, and Roberto Durán. After him are Teófilo Stevenson, Rubin Carter, László Papp, Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, and Vitali Klitschko.

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Among people born in 1949, Larry Holmes ranks 87Before him are Gary Ridgway, Svetislav Pešić, Valeriy Borzov, Peter Agre, Paloma Picasso, and Bei Dao. After him are Annie Leibovitz, Quini, Josephine Chaplin, Joachim Sauer, Twiggy, and Han Duck-soo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Holmes ranks 1,645 out of 20,380Before him are Eddie Cochran (1938), Cleveland Abbe (1838), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Elisha Gray (1835), Art Tatum (1909), and Wes Studi (1947). After him are Annie Leibovitz (1949), Jack Black (1969), Diane Arbus (1923), William Morris Davis (1850), Lee J. Cobb (1911), and William Tecumseh Sherman (1820).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Larry Holmes ranks 13Before him are Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Evander Holyfield (1962), and Jack Dempsey (1895). After him are Rubin Carter (1937), Floyd Patterson (1935), Ken Norton (1943), James J. Braddock (1905), Jack Johnson (1878), and Sugar Ray Leonard (1956).