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Larry Holmes Quotes

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Don King is a hip exploiter, an intelligent flesh peddler  (Larry Holmes Quotes) I came from a dirt farm, now I’m filthy rich  (Larry Holmes Quotes) Those guys were made for me and Muhammad because they come straight in and don’t back up but you had to watch out for his punching power but if we could have neutralized that then we would have been fine.  (Larry Holmes Quotes) Earnie hit me harder than any other fighter, including Mike Tyson. He hit me and I was face down on the canvas hearing saxophonist Jimmy Tillis  (Larry Holmes Quotes) Tyson is a lot better than I thought, a lot better. People can talk about Spinks all they want... Tyson is the true champion  (Larry Holmes Quotes) Yeah, I thought I could be heavyweight champion of the world when I was working with Ali and Joe Frazier and Earnie Shavers and all those guys. Because they were older than me and I was doing my thing  (Larry Holmes Quotes) I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter  (Larry Holmes Quotes) 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  (Larry Holmes Quotes) 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  (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  (Larry Holmes Quotes) 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  (Larry Holmes Quotes) When Don King’s fighters lose their titles they come back fighting on the undercard for peanuts. King owns all the top heavyweights and we spar against each other but we get charged for it and that comes out of our purses  (Larry Holmes Quotes) Don King was good to me through my years as champion, but I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him. He’s a wheeler dealer and you’ve got to be careful. He’s a great con artist  (Larry Holmes Quotes) I don’t owe Don King anything. I got things with my own sweat and blood. I don’t know if I’ll be associated with Don but I won’t be a slave or puppet for him  (Larry Holmes Quotes) Don King doesn’t care about black or white. He just cares about green  (Larry Holmes Quotes) 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.  (Larry Holmes Quotes) If you want to get technical about it, rocky couldn’t carry my jockstrap  (Larry Holmes Quotes) All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps  (Larry Holmes Quotes) I came from a dirt farm, now I’m filthy rich  (Larry Holmes Quotes) I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter  (Larry Holmes Quotes) This is the lying thieving mother who cut me $500,000  (Larry Holmes Quotes) There is no quit in me  (Larry Holmes Quotes) I am seeing all the guys, like Earnie Shavers, Tex Cobb, and Larry Holmes all the time  (Larry Holmes Quotes) Everybody knows that I am one of the greatest fighters of all time and I would beat all those guys  (Larry Holmes Quotes) 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  (Larry Holmes Quotes) I still feel that I am in my prime right now but I think my best fights were in my thirties  (Larry Holmes Quotes) 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  (Larry Holmes Quotes) The guys today are just too strong and back then they would take many hard punches to land one  (Larry Holmes Quotes) When you constantly hear people talking about going the distance, going the distance, you can’t help but wonder about it. I learned a lesson: next time I will fight my fight without that doubt  (Larry Holmes Quotes) I achieved something once again, I think we all want to put a mark on life. I dream, and my dreams always come true. I dreamed I was the heavyweight champion of the world. I am the heavyweight champion of the world  (Larry Holmes Quotes)
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