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Larry Holmes Net Worth

Larry Holmes Net Worth is
$18 Million

Larry Holmes Bio/Wiki 2018

Nicknamed “The Easton Assassin”, Larry Holmes is a former professional fighter with an estimated net worth of $18 million. Produced on November 3, 1949 in Cuthbert, Georgia, he grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which gave birth to his boxing nickname. He was the fourth of 12 children born to John and Flossie Holmes. He dropped out of school when he was in the seventh grade to help support the family. He went to work at a car wash for $1 an hour. He later drove a dump truck and worked in a quarry.

Larry Holmes Net Worth $18 Million

Holmes was nineteen when he began boxing. On March 21, 1973, he turned professional after a 19-3 amateur record and winning a four-round decision against Rodell Dupree. In March 1978, he first gained credibility as a challenger when he upset the hard-punching Shavers. Holmes won with a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision after winning every round on two score cards and all but one on the third. His success has set up a title shot between him and WBC Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton in vegas, Nevada on June 9, 1978.

After a rematch with Spinks, Holmes retired from boxing. Yet, he made repeated comebacks but was unsuccessful in three further attempts to regain the title, the last in 1995. In 2002, he had his last fight and his career finished with a record of 69-6. He’s often ranked among the best heavyweights ever. Spinks has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and also the World Boxing Hall of Fame.

Larry Holmes was the WBC Heavyweight Champion from 1978 to 1983, The Ring Heavyweight Champion from 1980 to 1985, and the IBF Heavyweight Champion from 1983 to 1985. His left jab is rated among the greatest in boxing history. Larry made twenty successful title defenses, second only to 25 by Joe Louis. Larry won his first forty-eight professional bouts with triumphs over Shavers, Norton, Ali, Mike Weaver, Gerry Cooney, Tim Witherspoon and Marvis Frazier. Larry fell one short of matching Rocky Marciano’s career record of 49-0 when he lost to Michael Spinks in 1985.

Full NameLarry Holmes
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 3, 1949
Place Of BirthCuthbert, Georgia, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight254 lbs (115.2 kg)
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Businessperson, Actor
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDiane Holmes (m. 1979)
ChildrenKandy Holmes, Larry Jr. Holmes
ParentsJohn Holmes, Flossie Holmes
SiblingsJohn Henry Holmes, Jr., Charles Holmes, Jacob Holmes, Mark Holmes, Leander Holmes, Antoinette Holmes, Floyd Z. Fede Holmes, Redell Hurst, Pearl Holmes, Perry Holmes, Robert Holmes
NicknamesThe Easton Assassin
AwardsWBC Heavyweight Champion (1978), IBF Heavyweight Champion (1983)
NominationsMilliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
MoviesDirty Movie, Champions Forever: The Definitive Edition
TV Shows“What the Heck Were They Thinking?”
1Nelson Mandela kept a photo of Larry Holmes on the wall of his prison cell to honor Holmes for walking away from one of the richest purses ever in boxing in support of the boycott of South Africa.
2Holmes was Muhammad Ali's sparring partner for many years. The two remained close friends until the recent passing of The Greatest. To Holmes, Ali was a mentor and friend.
3A bronze statue of Larry Holmes was recently unveiled in Easton, PA. Known as the Easton Assassin, Holmes remained in his beloved hometown and lives there today. His statue stand between the Delaware River and Larry Holmes Drive.
4Lives in Easton, Pennsylvania [July 2007]
5Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y. on June 8, 2008.
6Noted for having one of the the best left jabs in heavyweight boxing.
7His title defense against Carl "The Truth" Williams was the last heavyweight boxing championship match to ever be shown on free television in America.
8World Heavyweight Champion 1979-1985. Larry Holmes won the title June 9, 1978 over Ken Norton Sr.
9Pro Record: 67-6 (43 KOs)


Mike Tyson Mysteries2016TV SeriesLarry Holmes
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest2016TV SeriesPanelist-Himself
River of Fundament2014Wake Guest
Dirty Movie2011The Judge
The Moment After1999Pawn Shop Man
Action U.S.A.1989Frankie's man
Glory Years1987TV Movie
The Fall Guy1984TV SeriesThe Cabbie
Sylvia's Girls1965


Mr. Blue Shirt: The Inspiration2016associate producer post-production


The Easton Assassin (The Larry Holmes Story)2013executive consultant


30 for 302009TV Series documentary very special thanks - 1 episode


Power Plays1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration1992TV SpecialHimself
1st & Ten: The Championship1990TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Champions Forever1989DocumentaryHimself
HBO Boxing1982-1988TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1987TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1983TV SeriesHimself
Larry Holmes v. Marvis Frazier1983TV MovieHimself
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis1982TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America1978-1982TV SeriesHimself
Muhammad and Larry1980Documentary shortHimself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself
Dinah and Her New Best Friends1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1979TV SeriesHimself - Boxer / Himself - Pro Boxer
Mr. Blue Shirt: The Inspiration2016post-productionHimself - Club owner
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - International Boxing Hall of Famer
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Ali: Icon, Activist, Fighter2015Documentary shortHimself
Cassius Ali2015Documentary shortHimself
Bellator MMA Live2014TV SeriesHimself
Blow by Blow with Larry Holmes2014Documentary short
Cavuto on Business2014TV SeriesHimself (segment "Spreading the Sheet")
Ringside2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
NBC Sports Network Fight Night2012TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
Facing Ali2009DocumentaryHimself
Thrilla in Manila2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller2007TV SeriesHimself
Ali's 652007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Out from Ali's Shadow: The Larry Holmes Story2006Video documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHimself
But Can They Sing?2005TV SeriesHimself
The Fight2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - World Heavyweight Champion
The Next Great Champ2004TV SeriesHimself
Driven2004TV Series documentary
Legendary Nights2003TV Series documentaryHimself
XXI Century2003TV Series documentaryHimself - International A.N.S.W.E.R.
The Simpsons2002TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1998TV SeriesHimself
Tuesday Night Fights1997TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story1996TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Former World Heavyweight Champion
The Mavericks2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
When Ali Came to Britain2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
What a Year2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson1993TV Movie documentaryHimself

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