Home People Sports and Games Sports: Every time he makes a mistake. It was these two fights over Young which saw Ocasio face off against Holmes. In time I shall delve into the challengers of the other greats. After the Tyson loss, he had three more straight wins before retiring. Both of his arms were hurting so bad it was agony just to keep his hands up. When the judges' decision was announced, Holmes nearly passed out from pain and exhaustion as he tried to raise his arms in victory.
Larry Holmes: Unbeaten But Gets Little Respect
Cooney is a power-puncher. Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania. He later drove a dump truck and worked in a quarry. He feels he's already beaten better fighters than Gerry Cooney. Holmes is THE heavyweight champion. Granted, he did face some not so great guys, but when you fight that many challengers that often occurs, as is the case of Joe Louis, Tommy Burns and so on you do face some guys who are not all time greats. It hurt; and just when you were growing accustomed to the left hand coming at you, Holmes would time an equally potent right hook.
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Mississippi Coast Coliseum , Biloxi, Mississippi. A lot of the white girls and black girls liked me. Sometimes, he would touch you with it gently, and sometimes, he would pop a stiff fist into your face hard enough to have you staring at the lights. Mystic Lake Casino , Shakopee, Minnesota. Boxing Coverage on Sherdog.
Holmes dominated the first six rounds, but in the seventh, Shavers sent Holmes down with a devastating overhand right. Still, Holmes has verbally downplayed the impact of trainers, suggesting they never admit fault. At 13, Holmes dropped out of school to help support his family, which got by on welfare. I am Muhammad Ali, a free name — it means beloved of God — and I insist people use it when people speak to me and of me. Holmes still had plenty of advice for Joshua though to continue to improve his record of 19 wins and 19 stoppages in as many fights. In his own mind, he's satisfied he's the best. Still, a fighter must be able to harness his ego.