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. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which led to his boxing nickname of the "Easton Assassin". Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, held the WBC heavyweight title from 1978 to 1983, the Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles from 1980 to 1985, and the inaugural IBF heavyweight title from 1983 to 1985. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Holmes has received more than 4,262,272 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Larry Holmes is the 24th most popular boxer (up from 26th in 2019), the 2,026th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,730th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Boxer.

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Among boxers, Larry Holmes ranks 24 out of 324Before him are Roberto Durán, Carlos Monzón, László Papp, Teófilo Stevenson, Ingemar Johansson, and Ken Norton. After him are Nino Benvenuti, Jack Johnson, Max Baer, Lennox Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard, and John L. Sullivan.

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Among people born in 1949, Larry Holmes ranks 91Before him are Mick Taylor, Zoia Ceaușescu, Ken Wilber, Lasse Virén, Peter Agre, and Bo Xilai. After him are Klaus Fischer, Brad Davis, Valeriy Borzov, Victor Garber, Ric Flair, and Axel Honneth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Holmes ranks 2,026 out of 15,968Before him are Ronnie Coleman (1964), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Edwin G. Krebs (1918), George H. Hitchings (1905), Lionel Stander (1908), and Ian Somerhalder (1978). After him are Bob Cousy (1928), Linda Evans (1942), Tod Browning (1880), Moby (1965), Hilary Swank (1974), and Lee Krasner (1908).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Larry Holmes ranks 17Before him are Rubin Carter (1937), Evander Holyfield (1962), Jack Dempsey (1895), James J. Braddock (1905), Floyd Patterson (1935), and Ken Norton (1943). After him are Jack Johnson (1878), Max Baer (1909), Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), John L. Sullivan (1858), Archie Moore (1916), and Henry Armstrong (1912).