Larry Holmes began his career in the early 1970s as a sparring partner for Muhammad Ali. The first Larry Holmes appearance as a contender was in 1978 when he defeated Earnie Shavers in 12 rounds.
Holmes won his first 48 bouts as a professional heavyweight. He successfully defended his champion status 20 times. Although he ended his career at age 36, that would not be the last Larry Holmes appearance. The boxer made a series of comebacks with matches against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Oliver McCall. He finally retired at the age of 52 after defeating Butterbean in 10 rounds. His successful career was decorated with a record of 69-6, and in June 2008, Holmes was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of fame.
**Larry Holmes Speaker**
Although his successful boxing career is an obvious Larry Holmes speaker topic, this World Heavyweight Champion can also talk about the importance of hard work and discipline, and how the combination of the two can overcome physical hindrances like age.
**Larry Holmes Appearance**
A talented fighter, there was a Larry Holmes appearance in the 27th spot in Ring Magazine’s list of the 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years. A Larry Holmes appearance also came on another significant list: Ninth on ESPN’s list of the most underrated athletes in history.
**Larry Holmes Endorsement**
Larry Holmes was able to beat boxing superstars like Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Tim Witherspoon, Gerry Cooney, James “Bonecrusher” Smith, and even boxing legend Muhammad Ali – each victory proving to be a substantial Larry Holmes endorsement of his successful career.
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