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Heavyweight champ Holmes to get statue in hometown

Heavyweight champ Holmes to get statue in hometown

Former heavyweight title holder Larry Holmes is getting a statue in his eastern Pennsylvania hometown.
Organizers held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at Scott Park in Easton, north of Philadelphia.
The statue will be 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall and weigh between 600 and 800 pounds (272-363 kilograms). It will stand across the street from the restaurant and office plaza owned by the 60-year-old former champ.
The Hall of Fame boxer known as the "Easton Assassin" retired with a record of 69-6, with 44 knockouts.
Holmes used the same shovel at Thursday's groundbreaking that he used to break ground on the office plaza.
Private organizers have sold engraved bricks to raise funds for the statue. Its unveiling is expected by October.
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Updated : 2021-04-13 22:57 GMT+08:00