Larry Holmes

Born: Nov. 3, 1949

heavyweight champion (WBC or IBF) from 1978-85; successfully defended title 20 times before losing to Michael Spinks; returned from first retirement in 1988 and was KO'd in 4th by champ Mike Tyson; launched second comeback in 1991; fought and lost title bids against Evander Holyfield in '92 and Oliver McCall in '95; beat Eric “Butterbean” Esch in a one-fight comeback in 2002; pro record of 69-6 and 44 KOs.

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