Larry Holmes Quotes


36 Larry Holmes quotes:



"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."
"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."
"Everybody knows that I am one of the greatest fighters of all time and I would beat all those guys."
"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."
"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 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."
"I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter."
"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 really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life."
"I don't think Joe Louis could take the punches today fighting in this era."
"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."
"I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter."
"I still feel that I am in my prime right now but I think my best fights were in my thirties."
"I think Ali was a fan of mine, even though he never said it. A lot of fighters thought I was pretty good. Nobody every really spoke different on that. But a lot of fighters thought I was good so."
"I think George Foreman must have gained about 350 lbs and is slow as ever."
"I was probably the best that ever walked this earth. And I could take a punch. I could deliver a punch. I didn't have the hardest punch in the world but my punches were sharp and they were crisp. And if you took too many of them, you would be knocked out."
"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."
"I would think about the outcome. Visualize sometimes. Because it never comes out the way you want it to. Fight the way I know how to fight. Whatever comes up, comes up."
"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."
"It's hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once - when I was poor."



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