Holmes was defending his title as the new world champion against Ali who was coming out of a short-lived retirement in an attempt to become the first four-time World Heavyweight Champion. This was to be the second to last fight of Ali's career. Holmes dominated Ali from start to finish, winning every round on every scorecard. At the end of the 10th round, Ali's trainer, Angelo Dundee, stopped the fight. It was Ali's only loss without "going the distance" for a judges decision.
After the win, Holmes received recognition as World Heavyweight Champion by The Ring magazine. Ali blamed his poor performance on thyroid medication which he had been taking to help him lose weight (he weighed 217-1/2, his lowest weight since he fought George Foreman in 1974), but it also left him drained for the fight.American professional boxer Larry Holmes, competed from 1973 to 2002. His left jab is rated among the best in boxing history.
He is the only boxer to have knocked out Muhammad Ali, and the only man still alive to have beaten Ali. Holmes ended his career with a record 69 wins and 6 losses, all of these in title fights. He is frequently ranked as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, and has been inducted into both the international Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. American professional boxer Muhammad Ali, nicknamed The Greatest, is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th Century.He is frequently ranked as the best heavyweight boxer of all time. He beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He remains the only 3 time lineal heavyweight champion.
He is the only boxer to be named The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year six times. He is one of only three boxers to be named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. At the end of the 20th Century, he was also crowned Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated. Ali was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in its first year and held wins over seven other Hall of Fame inductees during an era that has been called the golden age of heavyweight boxing. His joint records of beating 21 boxers for the world heavyweight title and winning 14 unified title bouts stood for 35 years.
In 1984 he made public his diagnosis of Parkinson's syndrome, and he died on June 3, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "billa5564" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.