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Larry Holmes Statue - Easton, PA

Larry Holmes was the fourth of 12 children born to John and Flossie Holmes. In 1954 his family moved to Easton, PA. To help support his family, Larry dropped out of school in the 7th grade to work at a car wash for $1.00 an hour. He later drove a dump truck at the Lehigh Valley quarry. At the age of 18 he began boxing.

“The Easton Assassin'', Larry’s nickname, was the boxing heavyweight champion from 1978-1985. He has a record of 44 knockouts and a 69-6 total record.

On December 13, 2015, a statue created by Brian Hanlon was unveiled in Easton, PA. It is a 8.5-foot statue, which casts Holmes firing his piston of a left jab. The statue stands on a four-ton granite block that tells Holmes' life story.

Located at: Scott Park, Larry Holmes Drive, Easton, PA

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