|Q&A With Larry Holmes
By David Ruff, Doghouse Boxing (May 24, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Last Friday night, Larry Holmes
was doing commentary for a new cable network names Wealth, with
co-commentator Mike Mittman. The main event had fallen through,
which put Mike Stewart, a Delaware fighter, on the main event, with
Veronica Jeffries on the semi windup; they do like her in Dover. I
asked Mike Mittman, could I do an interview with Larry Holmes, and he
kindly said yes. I gave Holmes my ten questions, and he answered
them very graciously, and he seemed very excited about coming to
Dover. They seem to have some very good cards in Dover. I hope the
network, with Larry, will come down again. Larry really doesn’t do
anything with boxing today; he just does his commentaries and a local
TV show in Easton, PA that goes nationwide.
Here are the ten questions and his
1. How many amateur fights did you
have? Did you win any titles?
22 fights, 4 Golden Gloves titles.
2. What’s your favorite book or
movie on boxing?
My book, Against the Odds.
3. Who was your favorite fighter when
you were growing up?
Ali, Frazier, Louis.
4. What do you think of the Klitschkos?
I’m not impressed.
5. Who was your toughest fight?
6. How would you change the state of
boxing today if you could?
Lot of things. I think they are
making good changes—just have to enforce them.
7. Do you have any dealings with
8. Do you think they’ll ever do a
movie about you?
9. What did you think of your bout
with Muhammad Ali?
Good fight for me. Ali was not as
great as he thought.
10. Any positive or negative thoughts
about your boxing career?
No negative. All positive.
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