Larry Holmes by Larry Holmes
Against the Odds

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In Larry Holmes, the reader will experience the uplifting odyssey that took Larry Holmes from a boxing nobody to a world champion. Holmes is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight champions of our time and held the title for more than seven years. But his rise to the top was hardly an easy one. He began his life as one of twelve children raised by a single mother in Cuthbert, Georgia, and had to struggle in poverty for the first sixteen years of his life. His road to champion -- from which he would net $40 million -- was one requiring doggedness and extreme courage, qualities that led people to dub Holmes "The People's Champion".Also featured in the book is an insider's look at Holmes relationship with Muhammad Ali, his views on the state of boxing in the 1990s -- including the Mike Tyson situation, his fights with Don King, and his ratings of the top boxers today. Larry Holmes is a champion in every sense of the word. He has risen to every challenge he faced -- from poverty to ridicule to naysayers -- and his life story is both inspiring and moving.
 

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Larry Holmes runs his businesses in Easton, Pennsylvania, and trains everyday. Phil Berger is the author of eight nonfiction books. He lives in New York City.
 
Published October 15, 1998 by St. Martin's Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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That fight would not take place until 1980, when the fading Ali was 39 and ""slower than Heinz ketchup."" The win did nothing for Holmes, aside from putting $5 million in his pocket.

Nov 05 1998 | Read Full Review of Larry Holmes: Against the Odds

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Larry Holmes: Against The Odds, the autobiography of the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, was co-written with journalist Phil Berger and first published in 1999.

Jan 14 2010 | Read Full Review of Larry Holmes: Against the Odds

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