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> Angus rips Holmes, "He'll never be an all-time great!"
post Nov 13 2008, 03:28 PM
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Harold "Harry" Angus has today announced his belief that world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes will always fall short in his quest to be recognised as an all time great.

Speaking at the press conference for Trinidad-Sky, Angus told reporters, "Larry Holmes wants to be known as a great fighter because he had some great fights and took some great fighters close. That ain't ever gonna be enough to go down as a great though. Truth is, Holmes has failed to be a dominant force for a long enough period to achieve greatness. His biggest achievement was drawing with Dipsy Gawn, then losing the following two fights. He drew, won and lost against Cuban Link Pink, he got knocked out by Alexeev, who like myself, was never a true heavyweight and most damning of all, he drew with Ice Cream Gawn and refused to grant a rematch. Yeah, he beat The Prince, but what does that mean? Deep Freeze Gawn drew with The Prince. Nothing big about that. Now he says he's got two fights left. Two fights? He needs two huge fights to get himself ranked amongst the top echelons of heavyweight greats. He's proud of his win over Lanky...yeah, good win, but Lanky boxed the wrong fight that night. Larry - I tell it how it is, you's not no great fighter son. You just ain't lived it long enough, proved it long enough and beaten the best on a consistent basis. Good fighter, yeah, I'll give him that...great fighter? Not a chance."
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