Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 2002. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which led to his boxing nickname of the "Easton Assassin".

Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, held the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title from 1978 to 1983, the "Ring" magazine and lineal heavyweight titles from 1980 to 1985, and the inaugural International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title from 1983 to 1985. Holmes is the only boxer to have knocked out Muhammad Ali and the only boxer still alive to have defeated Ali.

Holmes fought for the final time in 2002, aged 52, with a win against the 334lb Eric "Butterbean" Esch, and ended his career with a record of 69 wins and 6 losses, with all of his losses coming in world title fights. He is frequently ranked as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and has been inducted into both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame.

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