Foreman vs. Holmes: a fight for the aged

...birthday party planned: It will be at the Astrodome, Larry Holmes is invited and there's going to be a fight. The two...Holmes' championship career lasted from 1978-1985. "Larry Holmes was a second-rate fighter sparring for (Muhammad...

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'Fight of the Aged' called off

...between ex-heavyweight champions George Foreman and Larry Holmes never got any further than that. The 12-round match...on Nov. 5, 1994, seemed anxious for the fight. "Larry Holmes was a second-rate fighter sparring for (Muhammad...

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Holmes gets his due: Spot in hall

...that could stand beside the greatest in his sport. Yet Larry Holmes always seemed to have to justify himself as a champion...Zanon, Scott Frank and Ossie Ocasio, Brophy said. "Larry Holmes was probably the most under-appreciated heavyweight...

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Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks hospitalized

...I knew I could beat him after watching his fights."Spinks would get one more chance at the title in 1981 against Larry Holmes, only to be stopped in the third round. He would never become the heavyweight champion again but fought until 1995...

Ex-heavyweight champion Ken Norton dies at age 70

...and was declared champion by the World Boxing Council. But on June 9, 1978, he lost a bruising 15-round fight to Larry Holmes in what many regard as one of boxing's epic heavyweight bouts and would never be champion again.Norton finished...

Muhammad Ali among thousands at Frazier's funeral

...celebration" of Frazier's life. He died last week of liver cancer at 67. Also attending were former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and promoter Don King.His body ravaged by Par kinson's disease, Ali was accompanied by members of his family and...

Boxing: Hopkins an ageless wonder looking to future

...making mandatory defenses against fighters you've never heard of anymore." Hopkins joined former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes as a fighter with 20 defenses. Joe Louis had 24 straight during his career, but only a handful of fighters have ever...

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With Lewis retirement, suddenly it's heavyweight season

...between on a card at Madison Square Garden. About the only heavyweights not fighting are oldsters George Foreman and Larry Holmes, though both say they want back in the ring, too. The winner of the Klitschko-Sanders fight will likely be considered...

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...Esch will have less of a weight advantage in Saturday night's 10-round fight against former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. At Friday's weigh-in, Esch, 35, pushed the scales to just 334 pounds, 21 less than the 355 pounds he weighed...

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Madison Square Garden heaven for heavyweights

...list." The list includes such great heavyweight champions as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Larry Holmes and Ezzard Charles. Then there were Sugar Ray Robinson, Benny Leonard, Henry Armstrong, Willie Pep, Sandy Saddler...

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