FH: Larry, what's good?
LH: I'm feeling good. I've been in the gym.
FH: Word on the street is, you've called out Cuban Link?
LH: Yes. He impressed me vs. The Prince. He destroyed him, he took his title back in devastating fashion. He's a worthy champion for sure.
FH: He has a tough fight lined up vs. former champion Lanky "Maxy" Gawn. What do you think of that fight and what if Gawn wins?
LH: Listen, Lanky ain't been the same since I whooped him. Lanky just beat his son. That was a big win. But Cuban Link is better than Gawn Jr. I respect Lanky tremendously but all the fans know the deal...I ruined Lanky Gawn. You have to remember. He was coming off a long layoff...he wasn't prepared for me. I was fighting top guys on a regular basis at the time. I punished him. If he DOES beat Cuban Link..then theres no point in me coming back because I've arleady beaten Lanky. I'll see what happens from there. IF Cuban Link is as good as I THINK he is...he'll have his way with Lanky. Cuban Link couldn't keep my name out of his mouth. He wants to take names. I told him to build a legacy..well he's building one. If the kid REALLY thinks he has what it takes to beat me, then have his promoter call me up and we'll work this out from there. Lanky is EASY work for him.
FH: Will you fight a tuneup in the minetime?
LH: Maybe I will. I might fight a tomato can.
FH: You told us you didn't have the heart or hunger to fight anymore?
LH: I did. But since losing to Dipsy Gawn and getting beat up by Alexander Alexeev, I've wanted to show the world who the fuck Larry Holmes was, you know what I mean? I'm gonna make all the fans, the writers, everyone, call me KING. But Cuban Link has to do HIS part and not fuck things up against Lanky Gawn. If he losses, then he's simply not as good as I thought he was.
FH: Anyone else you have in mind?
LH: Only Cuban Link. And maybe Cyrus "Iron" Virus. No one else.
FH: Thank you Larry.