Legendary heavyweight about modern boxing: “Americans have become small”


Former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes believes British fighters dominate the division because of their size. But “American guys are small now,” laments the legendary fighter of the past.

Holmes held the WBC heavyweight title from 1978 to 1983, defeating a wasted Muhammad Ali in 1980. He is fiercely adamant that in his era, the current tops would have been easily killed. But now, he says, Joshua would have knocked out peak Tyson.

But in terms of WBC champion Tyson Fury, 72-year-old Holmes jokes that there should be a “size limit” on such hefty heavyweights.

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“American boys are little now. These guys coming from there [Великобритания]seem like giants! They are taking over. I can’t blame them. They are big boys and they make the most of it. There must be a law or size limit. Maybe 195 cm. I don’t know what they eat, but they eat what gives hoo height, ”Holmes quotes
Daily Mail.

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