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Larry Holmes was an American heavyweight boxing champion in the late 1970s and early 1980s who was known for his solid defense.
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Homes eventually returned to boxing and fought three title fights. The first of those came in 1988, when Mike Tyson felled him in four rounds. Later, he lost championship bouts to Evander Holyfield and Oliver McCall. Holmes retired for good in 2002. He finished with an overall record of 69-6, with 44 knockouts. In 2008 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
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