Like fellow heavyweight boxer Joe Frazier, Holmes once provided his voice for an episode of The Simpsons.
In recent years, Holmes has challenged George Foreman to meet him in the ring but it now looks like too many years have passed for that fight to ever happen.
Holmes autobiography, entitled Against the Odds, was published in 1998.
Holmes is the second longest reigning heavyweight champion in boxing history behind Joe Louis.
Holmes had a reach of 81 inches.
Holmes now owns and operates Ringside Restaurant in Easton PA where much of his memorabilia from his boxing days is on display.
Holmes' final fight was in 2002 when he won a 10 round decision over Eric "Butterbean" Esch.
Holmes' 1985 title defense against Carl "the Truth" Williams was the final heavyweight title bout to be broadcast on free TV.
Holmes is 6 feet, 3 inches tall.
Holmes recently appeared in the reality series But Can They Sing?
Holmes' nickname was "the Easton Assassin."
Holmes and his wife Diane have been married since 1979 and have 5 children.
Though born in Cuthbert, GA, Holmes moved to Easton, PA in 1957 and has resided there ever since.
Early in his boxing career, Holmes was a sparring partner for Muhammad Ali. He would eventually be fired for showing Ali up in the ring.
Holmes successfully defended his heavyweight title 20 times second only to Joe Louis.
Holmes sent legendary former champion Muhammad Ali to the showers in October of 1980 when Ali's corner threw in the towel after 10 rounds.
Holmes won 48 consecutive fights to begin his career which was second in ring history to Rocky Marciano's 49.
Holmes won the WBC heavyweight title in 1978 on a 15 round decision over Ken Norton.
In 1988, Holmes returned to the ring after a two year absence to face Mike Tyson and was knocked out in the 4th round.
In 1986, Holmes took a two year hiatus from boxing after his second of two controversial losses to Michael Spinks.
Holmes' trademark punch was the left jab which was regarded by most ring experts as one of the best in boxing history.
At age 45, Holmes lost a close decision to Oliver McCall in 1994 for the WBC Heavyweight title.
Holmes had 44 knockouts among his 69 career victories.
The career record of Larry Holmes was 69 wins and 6 losses.
Holmes: I came from a dirt farm, now I'm filthy rich.
Holmes: There is no quit in me.
Holmes: All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.