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Larry Holmes calls for ‘size limit’ in boxing after ‘giant’ Tyson Fury’s win over Dillian Whyte

LARRY HOLMES jokes there should be a size limit in boxing after the “takeover” of British fighters.

The former WBC heavyweight champ watched 6ft 9in “giant” Tyson Fury defend his belt against 6ft 4in Dillian Whyte last weekend.

Towering Tyson Fury defeated Dillian Whyte last weekend

Larry Holmes reckons his generation of heavyweights were better than the current crop

Holmes, 72, reckons that Americans are “too little” these days – and that they could need help from a rule change to get back to the top.

He told the Gary Newbon Sports Show: “American guys are little now.

“Those guys coming from over there (UK), they seem like they’re giants! They are taking over.

“I can’t blame them. They are big boys and they are making something out of themselves.”


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The American then quipped: “There should be a law or a limit on the size you can be. Maybe 6ft 5in max.

“These guys are growing man.

“I don’t know what they are eating but they are eating something that is making them grow.”

Despite watching Fury dominate, 6ft 3in Holmes reckons that his generation of heavyweights would have reigned supreme over the current crop.


The 69-6 puncher, who held the WBC belt between 1978 and 1983, continued: “The greatest fighters that have ever fought were those that boxed in the 70s and when I was fighting.

“You had the Muhammad Alis, the Kenny Nortons, the Joe Fraziers.

“You had all the great guys out there.

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“If you beat those guys, that’s how you got your recognition.

“I had to do that to get my recognition. I had to beat these guys.”




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