Anyone who didn't follow boxing would never know that Larry Holmes was one of the greatest athletes in history with a 48-1 winning streak that led him to beat Muhammad Ali and claim the title as World Heavyweight Champion. His struggles and determination on the path to success have led him to be one of the most humble celebrities in history.
Larry Holmes still holds the distinction today of being one of the longest reigning world heavyweight champions in the history of boxing, second only to Joe Louis. Larry defended his title twenty consecutive times as a champion; he was not afraid of any challenger and never turned down any contenders.
While Larry was busy proving himself in the ring, he also was building a well-respected reputation outside of the sport. His philanthropic heart was seen throughout the world by people who sought Larry’s help. The Champ’s celebrity status has never impacted his sincere love and respect for his fans.
Larry's innate professional skills have also paved the way for him to enter the entrepreneurial arena. His savvy business sense is seen through his extensive real estate holdings, lucrative investment strategies, numerous enterprises and wide array of product endorsements.