Larry Holmes Quotes

36 Larry Holmes quotes:

"George Foreman is easier and has the bigger name and have you noticed that Foreman never calls me out or ever mentions my name? He is afraid of me like most fighters are and most people want to forget about Larry Holmes, like he never ever existed."
"I don't feel that I ever got the chance to show my very best. I felt like I was lacking something. I don't think I showed my best."
"I don't think Joe Louis could take the punches today fighting in this era."
"I think George Foreman must have gained about 350 lbs and is slow as ever."
"I won't say I won't fight again but I don't think anyone wants to fight me so I am finished and I will just continue with boxing exhibitions."
"Many activists around the country have been discussing this date."
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"Ali was a guy that had a lot of discipline. If you hung around him, you'd be able to get some of that discipline that he had. And I learned from that. He was a sweet man."
"I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter."
"I'm not in the K-1 tournament. We thought about it but they really don't want me as they feel I might get hurt so that's fine with me but I do see a lot of guys out there that I feel I can take."
"We put our life on the line to fight for them, put on a show and these guys take our money so whatever happens to Bob Arum, Don King or anyone else is fine with me."
"Bob Arum and Don King can do their thing but if I fought for those guys and they put the money up like they are supposed to then I don't have a problem."
"I came from a dirt farm, now I'm filthy rich."
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"Muhammad could take a very good punch. He was slick, he could move, he could hit, make you miss, good hand speed and combinations and one of the greatest fighters of all time in my opinion."
"The guys today are just too strong and back then they would take many hard punches to land one."
"Fighters today are much bigger, stronger and quicker and not only that but referees, judges and doctors back then were very strict and if your head got busted up the fight would be stopped."
"I always felt good about myself. I was just an average person. I always felt I could do anything anyone else could. If an average person makes up their mind to do something, they can."
"Everybody knows that I am one of the greatest fighters of all time and I would beat all those guys."
"I have a lot of friends and fans in Canada and as a matter of fact I met a fan from there that came down to my office. It was nice and we took pictures and had a nice talk."
"With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses, some of the losses were very questionable including Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark. I knew I won but they didn't give me that fight."
"You can't put those guys like Marciano or anyone else in with today's class of fighters."

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