“Greatest? He didn’t have enough fights.” Larry Holmes on Fury, Usyk, Joshua and Wilder


Winner of two dozen fights for the world heavyweight title (over 90.7 kg), boxing legend from the USA Larry Holmes talked to the British media.

Currently, Larry is preparing American WBA semi-champion Trevor Bryan for a fight with British Daniel Dubois, which will take place on the night of June 11-12.

interview Holmes spoke about the WBC title holder from Britain Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs), commented on the upcoming rematch between the unified champion from Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) and former British champion Anthony Joshua (24-2 , 22 KOs), and also spoke about AJ’s career and the return of former US champion Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs).

Tyson Fury said he left the heavyweight division. He ends his sports career. Do you believe him, Larry? Do you think we won’t see Tyson in the ring again?

“I also said things like that. Look, I didn’t end my career until I was 55 or something, I don’t remember exactly. He will fight again. When it gets into your blood, you keep it.

Do you see him as the greatest heavyweight of the current era?

Well, he didn’t have enough fights. He can achieve it if he wants it badly enough. It can show that it is.

– How do you see the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk? Joshua now has a new coach, Robert Garcia. This will be the first fight with him. Can he take revenge on Alexander and what chance do you give him?

“I don’t know much about the little guy he (Joshua) fights with. Now boxing is spread all over the world. Everyone has it and everyone wants to do it. Therefore, he has a chance.

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How would you rate his career? Have you watched Anthony Joshua a lot?

“I watched Joshua a few times. I wasn’t really hooked because I wasn’t there. But they are big and strong guys, so you have to be careful what you do.

Deontay Wilder said he wants to get back in the division. Are you happy about it?

“When you don’t have enough cash, you do things like that. I have no comment on this because I did the same thing.