Larry Holmes still holds the distinction today of being the longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in boxing history (1978-1985), second only to Joe Louis. Larry defended his title twenty consecutive times (all-in-all, fighting a total of twenty-six title bouts throughout his career) and held the record for forty-eight straight wins, next to boxing legend Rocky Marciano. Larry Holmes was always ready and eager to enter the ring, sometimes fighting nine times in one year. The "Easton Assassin" never backed down from any contender throughout his career. Larry Holmes is a proven Champion with a strong desire and heart to win.
Larry Holmes was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in December of 2007