Larry Holmes

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Larry Holmes
Real Name/Full Name: Larry Holmes
Gender: Male
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: 3 November 1949
Birth Place: Cuthbert, Georgia, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.91 m
Weight: 115 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Diane Holmes (m. 1979)
Children: Yes (Kandy Holmes, Larry Jr. Holmes)
Profession: Former professional boxer
Net Worth in 2022: $20 million
Social Media Link: Instagram

American heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes. He won multiple titles during the course of his protracted, decades-long boxing career. He is noted for his ferocious defense and strikes. In 1978, he won the World Boxing Council’s heavyweight championship, which he later successfully defended several times.

After starting out as a street fighter, Larry Holmes switched to amateur boxing. At the age of 24, he decided to turn pro because he was performing so well. His numerous victories during his career were proof of his outstanding boxing aptitude and skill.


The birthplace of Larry Holmes is Cuthbert, Georgia. One of the 12 kids that Larry Holmes’ mother Flossie and his Gardner-born father John Holmes raised together was Larry. In 1954, the family moved to Easton, Pennsylvania. To survive, the family was dependent on welfare.

Larry Holmes with his wife(Source: Twitter)

Holmes left school early when he was thirteen years old in order to support his family. He worked as a mechanic for car washes, a dump truck driver, and a quarry worker. Larry Holmes was not averse to initiating a fight if someone crossed him in the street. The streetfighter became an excellent boxer after deciding to pursue boxing as a career.

Height & Weight

Larry Holmes height(Source: Wikipedia)

Larry Holmes was born on November 3, 1949, and as of 2022, he will be 72 years old. He is 115 kg in weight and 1.91 meters tall.

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Professional Life

Ernie Butler, a former boxing champion, taught Larry Holmes how to punch for the first time. He assisted in honing his skills, and after winning 19 of his 22 fights, he became well-known as an amateur boxer. In 1973, he decided to turn pro.

Larry Holmes is a Professional Boxer(Source: Ringtv)

He switched trainers while getting advise from a wide range of people, including Don King. He sparred frequently with renowned fighters like Mohammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Jimmy Young but avoided high-profile fights. When he defeated Ernie Shavers in March 1978, he gained notoriety. After that, he defeated Ken Norton in a noteworthy bout by decision after fifteen rounds. He kept the WBC championship until 1983.

He subsequently won the IBF title, which he successfully defended three fights to finish his career 48-0. But in September 1985, Michael Spinks handed him a 15-round decision victory, and six months later, he suffered a similar defeat. In later fights, victories against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Oliver McCall served as a prelude to this defeat. He eventually retired in 2002 with a 69-6 record and 44 knockouts.


  • Holmes’ first notable victory was against the tough-hitting Ernie Shavers.
  • In June 1978 in Las Vegas, he defeated Ken Norton to win the title fight. In a thrilling rematch in September
  • 1979, Holmes defeated Ernie Shavers to win the heavyweight championship without a challenge.
  • He clearly displayed dignity in his 1980 matchup with the famous Muhammad Ali.
  • In 2008, Larry Holmes was admitted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Net worth & Source of Income

By 2022, Holmes’s net worth is anticipated to be $20 million. Numerous fights, including high-profile championship defense clashes against renowned fighters, have contributed to his financial success.

His primary source of money came from his boxing career. But since then, he has invested in several companies, including restaurants, nightclubs, and office complexes, where he has employed over 200 people. In addition, he co-hosts a TV show. All of the aforementioned generated a steady income and greatly raised his net worth.

A fierce boxer named Holmes turned his early hunger for a fight into a great career that lasted more than 20 years. He defeated the renowned Muhammad Ali throughout his protracted career and successfully defended his heavyweight world title.

His life and career serve as a living example of how, if someone is actively driven to do so, their humble beginnings and early failures cannot prevent them from pursuing their aspirations.

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