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Larry Holmes Says Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua And The Current Crop Of Heavyweights Couldn’T Compete In His Era That Included Mike Tyson And Muhammad Ali

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Holmes insists that Fury, Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Oleksandr Usyk would have no chance of beating the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman Earnie Shavers, Ken Norton, or himself.

“These fighters of today, I don’t knock them. I don’t wanna knock them, but they couldn’t stand up against us,” Holmes said.

 

This is not the first time Holmes has taken shots at todays heavyweight fighters as he recently accused them of lacking the fundamentals.

“They don’t have no skills, they throw punches like this [from their waist] for a jab, you don’t throw a punch like that, you throw straight.
“You can’t hit me with that right hand because this hand’s here to protect me.
“They don’t know how to throw a one-two, and move out to protect yourself.”

Fury has established himself as the current king of heavyweight boxing but Holmes is not impressed by the 6ft 9inch Englishman, who moves really well considering his size.

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“He’s gotta move like Larry Holmes, that’s what he’s gotta move like,” Holmes said about Fury.
“You’ve got to give punches, you shouldn’t take punches. And that’s what he does, he takes punches.
“I guess that’s what he wanted to do, prove to people that he can take a punch.
“The game of boxing is hit and don’t get hit.”

Holmes concluded by claiming today’s heavyweights don’t want to fight each other and are only motivated by money, whereas in his era the best fought the best.

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