How tall is Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

Former American Heavyweight Boxing Champion. On his official website there used to be a Tale of the Tape section with these stats: "Height: 6 feet 3, Waist: 35 in, Fist: 13 1/2 in, Reach: 81 in, Thigh: 25 in, Wrist: 8 in, Chest: 43 1/2 in, Ankle: 10 in, Forearm: 13 in, Chest Expansion: 45 1/2 in, Neck: 17 1/2 in, Biceps: 15 1/2 in". This photo (by Duncan) is from a Collectormania Convention.

Larry Holmes is tall
5ft 8 Rob and Larry

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Average Guess (20 Votes)
6ft 2.61in (189.5cm)
Jordan87 said on 5/Jun/19
@ Leo McCarthy,

Size and height is most certainly relevant in Boxing to a certain Degree. Larry Holmes has faster hands and a better Jab Than Joshua. Joshua is 3" Taller and prime for prime would outweigh Larry by around 30 pounds.

Style wise Larry has never fought someone as Big as Joshua and Joshua has never fought someone with a Jab as good as Larry's, so that's a good question you ask.

As far as what could happen in the fight? Larry will Out-Jab Joshua but if Joshua Connects , Larry is most certainly going to the floor. Good Fight!

As Far as Height? Larry was not over 6'3". Him and Rob have the same posture and Larry doesn't even make 6'2" Now!

Great Boxer however, was in some Slugfests for sure.
Leo McCarthy said on 10/May/19
I do remember Larry Holmes being a great 👍 fighter but I really don’t know who’d win a bout between AJ An himself??????
Canson said on 11/Mar/19
As listed. Peak 6’3” maybe 6’3 1/8 at a low
Gman39 said on 10/Mar/19
Hmmm, I could have sworn I had seen Larry listed at the very specific number of 6'3.5. However, I just took a look at the Holmes vs Holyfield fight (tale of the tape) and Holmes is listed as 6'3 even. I thought that was where I had seen that figure. Either way, I think Larry was a strong 6'3. He seems to edge Foreman (the two are older men in these pics) in the pictures available when you google, 'Holmes vs. Foreman'.
Gman39 said on 10/Mar/19
I believe Larry's peak was 6'3.5. He does not seem to have lost much height. I would guess he is 6'2+ currently.
Redandgold said on 3/Mar/19
Larry Holmes fought Earnie Shavers twice.

2/25/78 was fight 1 where he was listed as 6’4 by ABC
9/28/79 was fight 2 where he was listed at 6’3 by ABC.

He was also listed as 6’4 for the Norton fight on 6/9/78.

We all know he was not 6’4
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
Rob has Holmes listed correctly. Same height as Foreman in his prime
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
@Jordan87: poster Harry Sachs had it right. Foreman peak was a solid 6’3”. I know someone else who met him in his prime at 6’3” and said that they were the exact same height. Sachs also made mention to Ken Norton Sr that he was 6’2.75. He may have dipped slightly under that to 5/8 or something but there was approximately a cm between the two and a CM between Ali and Norton
Jordan87 said on 15/May/18
Foreman was listed at 6'3" in his earlier days and people still think he is nearly 6'4". What?
McMurphy said on 19/Apr/18
Holmes with Gerry Cooney and Klitschko.
Both gerry and Wlad leaning a bit. I can see Klitschko having like 2 inches on Holmes, but not more.

Click Here
Canson said on 15/Apr/18
@Bazza: I actually don’t think Foreman was a weak 6’4”.That’s just how a solid 6’3 maybe 6’3 1/8 looks. Foreman could even Be below the mark to be honest but not buy much maybe 1/8”. But It’s because other guys are inflated around him. Ali once said that he and Foreman were the same height. That I don’t believe but half inch is plausible.
Bazza said on 14/Apr/18
@Canson- i agree.i could even buy Foreman measuring a weak 6'4 in his peak years.
Canson said on 13/Apr/18
Foreman was a solid 6’3” prime (190-191). I can agree that Holmes is the same height as he is though. Ali was a strong 6’2 guy (189cm range) peak
McMurphy said on 1/Feb/18
Holmes is the same height as Foreman 191-192 cm. 1-2 cm more than Ali.

Larry has a longer neck than Foreman, Foreman has stockier, higher shoulders. Sometimes long neck makes you look taller.
even said on 15/Jan/18
nothing under 190 cm or 110 kg
Canson said on 28/Dec/17
@Reece: 6’6.5 for Wlad is in shoes perhaps rounded a touch perhaps not. Holmes always has looked 6’3 and been 6’3”. Rob met him and so did Robert Broome a poster here on the site
Reece said on 26/Dec/17
@HarrySachs. Holmes was listed at 6-4 but not on Box Rec. I didn’t ignore you. I responded on 13 June 2017
Here is my comment
That’s Box Rec Box Reclists David Price at 6-8 but some wiki searches list him as 205cm which is 6-8 3/4 and round up to 6-9. It used to list Wlad Kiltschko is 6-6 1/2 even though he claims 6 foot 5.
Canson said on 24/Dec/17
@Redangold: Ali may have been 6’2.25 and Holmes looks every bit legit 6’3” but so does Foreman not really a strong 6’3”. Norton I can see 6’2.5. Harry Sachs said it well below
Redandgold said on 22/Dec/17
I have extensive fight footage of all of these guys. There are two fights on DVD where Larry was listed at 6ft 4. Which is a fairy tale.

1. First Shavers fight 3/25/78 pre fight
2. Norton fight 6/9/78 pre fight

I believe that Larry was around 6-2.75
Norton was 6-2.5
Foreman was 6-3.25. No more.
I believe Ali was 6-2 and not an inch more. Never looks as tall as others who claimed 6-3. Not much taller than Joe Louis.
Canson said on 9/Nov/17
@Harry Sachs: the saddest part about all of this is that inflating someone’s height is viewed as. Sign of respect or worship etc but it’s not. In my case specifically I hate when people inflate mine. I’d rather just be given my actual claim of 6’4” or 6’4 and change like I am rather than be told I’m taller. That’s like calling me a liar in the other direction which is worse imho as most guys don’t usually lie down they inflate upward
Canson said on 6/Nov/17
@Harry Sachs: I tend to notice people that do that more on this site as it stands out. He is not the only one that does it here but there are four or five others who make up measurements for people that don’t exist or that you can never locate. They also inflate every person when at least 60% if not more are already over listed by 1/2” or more. One thing is that most athletes if they have a pre draft usually won’t measire as high as it lists them as many are inflated a tad or in the Early morning. Examples John Wall I live in the DC Area and know two people who met him he’s under 6’2” by a hair not 6’2.75. My 6’3” friend had 1-1.5 and a 6’0” person I know said Wall was maybe 1.5” taller than him max. Of course Not all pre drafts are like that as I met Melo myself and he looked 198-199 in person (6’6/6’6.25). That looked a legit height for him too. But that just shows that they can be inflated and people will inflate even higher. Most people here know that already that they are not accurate. However they are all about making people taller thinking it enhances their performance. I just find that very irritating in real life and it is a pet peeve of mine when people do that and esp when people inflate others to make themselves or others taller. It’s calling an honest person a liar and it’s frustrating when I’m told no you can’t be 6’4. He’s or I am 6’4 and you’re way taller meanwhile the guy is 6’2-6’3 in many cases
HarrySachs said on 6/Nov/17
Canson you noticed that too? Reece does this for everybody he likes. Inflates their height. Then he lies about it. He said Holmes was listed at 6'4 doing the Shavers. I put up proof he was listed at 6'3 doing the Shavers fight and he has no response. He said Foreman was 6'4 even though he was measured at 6'3 when he was 19 and 6'3 when he was 28.
Robert Broome said on 19/Oct/17
I met Holmes at an HBO boxing card in Atlantic City in 2014. I’m 6’5” and he looked like he was still a solid 6’3” to me.
Canson said on 19/Oct/17
@Reece: he was never listed at anything other than 6’3”. And rob met him and listed him 6’3”. Why do you inflate everyone you comment on? You’ve done it for him Foreman Ali and Klitschko now and are the only one with wild theories that these athletes are taller than they claim or measure? Most athletes claim their shoes if you didn’t know and that’s where Foreman claiming 6’4” came from. I know because I was a college basketball player and used to claim 6’5” (not a huge stretch because I’m 6’4 3/8 in the afternoon) but today I claim 6’4 or 6’4 and change.
Reece said on 9/Jul/17
Looked 192cm to me in his peak
even said on 5/Jul/17
190 cm at least when he was younger
Reece said on 13/Jun/17
That's Box Rec,I have heard it announced Holmes being 6-4 I never said he was. I think 6-3.5.
Canson said on 5/Jun/17
@Harry Sachs: Ali peak was a 189guy but agree not 6'3. Likely 6'3 out of bed 6'2.25 at his lowest tho which is prob where the 6'2.5 on his passport came from
HarrySachs said on 3/Jun/17
Click Here Larry Holmes was listed at 6'3 for the Shavers fight and Shavers was listed at 6'0. You people should just ignore Reece. He has this obsession with Ali, so he will do everything he can to make other fighters taller so he can make Ali taller. Larry Holmes was never listed at anything above 6'3, Ali was at least 1 inch shorter than Holmes and Foreman who was always listed at 6'3 barefooted in his prime. Ali was 6'2, Ken Norton was 6'2 3/4 and taller than Ali. Both Foreman and Holmes were always listed at 6'3 barefooted in their primes.
Reece said on 2/Jun/17
Donnie he was shorter in 1999 he was getting older. He was very tall in his young years like the 70s and 80s.
Donnie said on 1/Jun/17
Shook his hand in 1999 and he was at least 6'2" , Im 6'3"1/4 . I was surprised and always thought he was 6'4". Missed seeing George Foreman and heard he was same height as Larry .
Reece said on 28/May/17
Very tall in his Prime.listed as 6-4 for the Shavers Fight. I think he was 6-3.5 and 6-4 in Boxing Shoes.
Canson said on 7/May/17
Think a prime 6'3-6'3.25. He was about the same as foreman was and taller than Ali and norton
Derek said on 6/May/17
6-3.5 Prime 6-2 now
Bazza said on 4/May/17
Good listing. he looks same height as 6'3 listed Ken Norton when they fought, had the edge on Ali too. I think a strong 6'3 for Holmes in his prime and probably strong 6'2 today.
ArjunaKorale said on 2/Mar/17
I really doubt Holmes was 6 ft 4 or even 6 ft 3.5 inches tall...now a weak 6 ft 3 (190 cm) is more like it. Larry was only a fraction (a cm or so) taller than 6 ft 2.5 inch (189cm) Ali.
Height Freak said on 19/Feb/17
Holmes was a tall man in his Prime. i think he was closer to 6,4 than 6,3. my guess is Holmes is 192-193cm 6,3.5-6,4.
Reece said on 16/Feb/17
Predictions
Ali 6,3
Holmes 6,4
Foreman 6,4
berta said on 13/Feb/17
in photo both have similar posture. i think he was foot 2 with chanse of littel over when the photo was taken and was 6 ´3 at peak.
ArjunaKorale said on 13/Feb/17
You guys have slightly over estimated Larry's height. Even on sites like boxrec (a site that is notorious for adding anywhere upto 3 to 5 cm on a boxer's true height in bare feet), Larry is down as 190 cm (just about 6 ft 3) tall when he was at his fighting peak (in fact, Larry is listed at 190cm all through his boxing career & he fought well into his fifties!!!)...so it's very doubtful that he would have grown even a cm more...more like he would shrink a couple of cms or so. George Foreman, who was a fraction taller than Larry, was around that 191 cm mark...so why the hell have you guys listed Larry as 191 cm? I just don't understand! Regarding Larry's boxing career & fighting style - he was the second best heavyweight world champion ever (AFTER ALI)...he poseesed the perfect style & iron chin, in his prime, to beat a short slugger like Joe Frazier, as well as a huge & tall puncher like Foreman...Larry had the perfect boxing style to beat both of them...that I'm sure of.
Anon said on 11/Feb/17
Holmes is an easy 6'3'' in his prime, probably over.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
Peak: 190cm
Today: 188cm
Reece said on 30/Dec/16
Holmes Iooked 6'3.5 at his peak. With like 0.25- 0.5 inch boxing shoes. So 6'3- 6,3.25 barefoot. He looks 6'2 today so 6'1.5 barefoot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/16
Then Rob, could he be given a peak and current height?
Editor Rob: possibly...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Aug/16
Rob, surely he wasn't this when you met him?


Definitely buy it at peak though
Editor Rob: he wasn't a big 6ft 3 guy, more 6ft 2 than 3
YLYL said on 28/May/16
Emil hes also about 100years old dude
Emil 183 cm said on 11/Jan/16
@Rob
He looks 6'1 here and maybe he's a tad shy of 6'2 when straightening up. But I really dont see. 6'3
ArjunaKorale said on 3/Oct/15
Sorry, Rob, but I still see Holmes at a flat 190 cm tall, rather than 191 cm. It's because I see Holmes just a fraction (like a cm) taller than 189 cm (6' 2.5") Ali. George Foreman, in turn, looks slightly taller (I think 191 cm tall) than Holmes. George certainly looked a bit taller taller than Ali when they met for instructions at the start of their super fight in Zaire.
[Editor Rob: he may well have fallen into that nearly 6ft 3 mark]
Michael said on 25/Sep/15
Holmes looks like 1,85 (6-0,75) now.
ArjunaKorale said on 15/Sep/15
Ok Rob, I can see your point...I maybe trying to be too accurate for my own good!
ArjunaKorale said on 12/Sep/15
Rob, Still don't know why Holmes has been given an extra cm! He has (usually) been listed as 190 cm (6 ft 3) tall on respected boxing sites & not as 191 cm (6 ft 3.25). Larry was the greatest heavyweight champ ever AFTER Ali in my opinion. He was a much better than Mike Tyson, & even troubled Mike for the first 3.5 rounds with his SUPER LEFT JAB before he was sent to the deck at the old age of 38! A peak Holmes would have outboxed a peak Tyson before knocking his block off.
[Editor Rob: he is listed 6ft 3, but the equivalent cm value is 190.5, so you can round that down or up, 190 and 191 are both 5mm's away from the exact 6ft 3 mark.]
CreepX said on 21/May/15
Holmes looks clearly taller than Ali:

Just google: Ali+holmes+don king. There is a few good pictures of Ali and Holmes together.

Holmes: 6'3. Ali: 6'2 1/2 Don King: 6'2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/15
Yeah, he's definitely a bit under 6ft3 today but not under 6ft2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Mar/15
Rob, maybe give him 188cm now?
Ron B. said on 19/Feb/15
yes, Larry is slouching in the photo with Rob. He looks a legitimate 6'3" to me.
[Editor Rob: I'm losing height to match him there...]
qartt said on 4/Feb/15
James B, bit unfair there, he is dropping posture (2 inches), look at there trouser line, if he stood up straight I think the top of rob's head might only reach the tip of his nose.
ArjunaKorale said on 9/Nov/14
Rob, I feel that you have overestimated Larry's height. Larry claims exactly 190 cm himself, so why give him an extra cm? This falls in line with other great heavyweights of the time (1970s and 80s) such as George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton & Muhammed Ali. Foreman (around 191 or 192 cm) was even a fraction taller than Holmes (in my estimation). And Ali (around 189 cm) was a fraction shorter than Holmes. Rob, could you please do an entry for Frazier? He's usually listed around 181 or 182 cm (5 ft 11.5), but I believe that he was actually shorter & around 179 cm (5 ft 10.5) or 180 cm (5 ft 11) at his tallest. I've viewed several films on Joe & he just doesn't seem close to 6 ft compared to Ali, Holmes, Norton & esp compared to Foreman (who completely towered Joe)!
ArjunaKorale said on 8/Nov/14
Rob, I feel that you have over estimated Larry's height. He claims 190 cms himself, so why give him an extra cm? This falls in line with other great heavyweights of the time (1970s and 80s) such as George Foreman , Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, & Muhammed Ali. Foreman (around 191 or 192 cm) was even a fraction taller than Holmes. And Ali (around 189 cm) was again a fraction shorter than Holmes. Rob, could you please do an entry for Frazier? He's usually listed around 181 or 182 cms, but could have been a fraction shorter (perhaps around 180 cm).
James B said on 19/Sep/14
Looks 6'1.5 with rob
Mon said on 13/May/14
He does not look half an inch taller than Ali in their fight. At best he was the same height as Ali. A strong 6'2'' at peak. Look at the size of his hands.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/14
Well, him appearing at that convention let alone getting snapped with you surely counts as being in the limelight?

I think 188-189cm now is fair
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Dec/13
Then why is he listed at 6ft3, Rob?

Is it a case of poor posture whereby he's dropping a full inch?
[Editor Rob: he's not really in the limelight much these days]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/13
I've a hard time believing he'd appear 2in taller in person than Holyfield. They look almost identical.
[Editor Rob: nowadays he looks nearer 6ft 2]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/13
About 6ft2/188cm flat today
Powerhouse said on 5/Dec/13
Nope he isn't 6'3 or 6'2.
Manza said on 1/Dec/13
He is looking like 6.1 with 5.8rob
Arjuna Korale said on 1/Dec/13
Rob, could u please do an entry on Roberto Duran (Hands of Stone). I reckon he is 170 cm i.e. 5 ft 7 inches tall. However, I have even seen 5 ft 7.5 inches in a few places (I seriously doubt that coz Duran is a shortie)!
Vibram said on 26/Nov/13
Peak: 6ft3, 115kg, 10% bodyfat
Now: 6ft1.5?, 135kg, 30% bodyfat?

Looks no more than 5.5" inches on webmaster Rob. Holmes is 63 here rob?
[Editor Rob: I think he's lost a bit of height, he can look between 6ft 2-2.5 range today.]
Mike 181 said on 23/Nov/13
Great pic. Looks 6"2 here but definite 6"3 prime keep the boxing pics coming Rob. I love them!
Arjuna Korale said on 23/Nov/13
Cool pic Rob, of u & ALL TIME GREAT HOLMES! I can go with number 6 ft 3 for Holmes, but surely that is 190 (& not 191) cm? On Boxrec (a fairly respected boxing site), Holmes is down at 190 cm (& this was his peak fighting height so he would not have got any taller!) so how come you added an extra cm? Like I said, nice pic but how about an entry for Sugar Ray Robinson & Roberto Duran???
[Editor Rob: I missed duran at a convention, another I should have got.
6ft 3 is right on that mark between 190 and 191 so you will find different places using 190 or 191, just depends if they want to round up or down for the cm part.
]
avi said on 22/Nov/13
yeah def. in 6'2 zone nowadays
jeff said on 22/Nov/13
in his day he looked a tall boxer, he's maybe shrunk a little today
Archive Material said on 20/Nov/13
oe says on 31/Mar/08
i was standing next to Larry in 1999 and he was one inch or 1 and a half inches shorter than I, and i'm 6'3 1.2

BIll says on 16/Feb/08
Larry is closer to 6'4, he is a little taller than Ali who is pegged at 6'3, Larry was measured at 6'4 for the first Shavers fight. I'd say 6'3.5 is about right.

anonymous says on 11/Jan/08
fredrik, i think he is closer to among the best 6 ever. As for his height, 6`3 seems just about right. although, there are a lot of 6`3.5 billings.

Italy's finest says on 18/Dec/07
Larry is a big guy but you know what they say about big guys, the bigger you are the harder you fall. Mike Tyson knocked this guy the hell out lol. Thanks Glenn

glenn says on 19/Nov/07
anytime mamun.

Mamun says on 18/Nov/07
Thanks again for the info Glenn .

Regards
mamun

Fredrik Farhadian says on 18/Nov/07
It makes no sense comparing Holmes and Ali today. Ali has definetely shrunk in his elderly days. When they were both young, I think Holmes was slightly taller.
Maybe 6´31/2 to Ali´s 6´3. Now, as far as boxing goes, Ali was the greatest heavyweight the world has ever seen. Holmes sits comfortably among the 8 best ever.

Hélène says on 17/Nov/07
Glad to see Mr. Holmes smiling. Of course, most people posing and conversing with him, would want him to be -- more so, than just common folk.

glenn says on 17/Nov/07
thanks mamun.he was ok.not overly friendly.yes,he does look taller than ali.but im not sure how much ali mightve shrunk.

Mamun says on 16/Nov/07
That's a very nice picture Glenn ! When was this picture taken and was he
a nice person ? Did he look taller than Ali to you ?
Regards
Mamun

Danimal says on 16/Nov/07
He looks 6'2"???? Lilo, there is more than 6" there.

lillothomas says on 15/Nov/07
in the pic he look 6-2 but he is leaning toward glenn. He is 6-3 if stand straight . so rob got him right

glenn says on 15/Nov/07
thanks lynn.i bumped into him at a motown party i wasnt interested in.spur of the moment.glad i went.did good.

Big T says on 14/Nov/07
Thanks Rob. I actually feel silly now. Believe it or not I am actually very good with basic maths (working numbers out in my head) but that was just an embarrassing error

Lynn says on 14/Nov/07
Great pic Glenn,

one of the greatest boxing champion of all time.

Viper says on 14/Nov/07
Now that is a big man.
Anonymous says on 14/Nov/07
Always given as 6'3'' in his fighting days and looked it. When he fought Ali I think he was slightly the taller of the pair.

Big T says on 14/Nov/07
It's slightly less than 190.5cm

[Editor Rob:

75in * 2.54 = 190.5

]

Big T says on 13/Nov/07
Holmes is actually listed 6'3", and is now 58 years old but doesn't appear to have lost any height. He must have kept himself in ok shape because he kept fighting big fights in his 40s and even had a win over Butterbean a few years ago at the age of 52.

In his prime he was a 220lber, but he weighed 254lbs for his last fight and probably more now.

btw, imo 6'3" is 190cm and not 191cm...sorry to be pedantic but yeah

[Editor Rob: since it's 190.5cm it could be rounded to either.]

Atoadaso says on 13/Nov/07
He's been listed at 6'4" before. Boxrec (boxer database site) has him same as here, 6'3". I was given the impression in him prime days of 6'4". Looks 6'3" in the picture with Glenn - his head is large. May have been a little taller in his prime.

[Editor Rob: he's 6ft 3 on his official site.]
lookuptothetallpeople says on 13/Nov/07
with out a doubt 6'3.5

Danimal says on 13/Nov/07
I see at least 6'4". He's slouching to fit into the picture.

glenn says on 13/Nov/07
me too.i didnt think he was that tall.i thought 6-1.never saw him before.

Lynn says on 13/Nov/07
Never thought he is so tall.

glenn says on 13/Nov/07
seemed 6-2ish with his posture.in the pic i see 6-3. 6-4 is extreme.

nick says on 12/Nov/07
at the top of the picture it is around 6'1.5 so 6'3 looks really good for Larry

OutBenchThis says on 12/Nov/07
Considering his posture isn't great in this pic, looks a weak 6'3" (189cm-190cm)

Danius says on 12/Nov/07
looks it if he straightens his back

Elio says on 12/Nov/07
I'm seeing an absolute minimum of 7 inches between him and Glenn here. Perhaps he might be leaning towards 6'4" if he was completely straight. Depends on what shoes he had on I suppose. What was your opinion Glenn?

Derek says on 12/Nov/07
He looks to be slouching a bit, but he probably would be 6'3" if he stood straight.

ras says on 12/Nov/07
First! He does look that height. And very massive too
joe said on 31/Mar/08
i was standing next to Larry in 1999 and he was one inch or 1 and a half inches shorter than I, and i'm 6'3 1.2
BIll said on 16/Feb/08
Larry is closer to 6'4, he is a little taller than Ali who is pegged at 6'3, Larry was measured at 6'4 for the first Shavers fight. I'd say 6'3.5 is about right.
anonymous said on 11/Jan/08
fredrik, i think he is closer to among the best 6 ever. As for his height, 6`3 seems just about right. although, there are a lot of 6`3.5 billings.
Italy's finest said on 18/Dec/07
Larry is a big guy but you know what they say about big guys, the bigger you are the harder you fall. Mike Tyson knocked this guy the hell out lol. Thanks Glenn
glenn said on 19/Nov/07
anytime mamun.
Mamun said on 18/Nov/07
Thanks again for the info Glenn .

Regards
mamun
Fredrik Farhadian said on 18/Nov/07
It makes no sense comparing Holmes and Ali today. Ali has definetely shrunk in his elderly days. When they were both young, I think Holmes was slightly taller.
Maybe 6
H said on 17/Nov/07
Glad to see Mr. Holmes smiling. Of course, most people posing and conversing with him, would want him to be -- more so, than just common folk.
glenn said on 17/Nov/07
thanks mamun.he was ok.not overly friendly.yes,he does look taller than ali.but im not sure how much ali mightve shrunk.
Mamun said on 16/Nov/07
That's a very nice picture Glenn ! When was this picture taken and was he
a nice person ? Did he look taller than Ali to you ?
Regards
Mamun
Danimal said on 16/Nov/07
He looks 6'2"???? Lilo, there is more than 6" there.
lillothomas said on 15/Nov/07
in the pic he look 6-2 but he is leaning toward glenn. He is 6-3 if stand straight . so rob got him right
glenn said on 15/Nov/07
thanks lynn.i bumped into him at a motown party i wasnt interested in.spur of the moment.glad i went.did good.
Big T said on 14/Nov/07
Thanks Rob. I actually feel silly now. Believe it or not I am actually very good with basic maths (working numbers out in my head) but that was just an embarrassing error
Lynn said on 14/Nov/07
Great pic Glenn,

one of the greatest boxing champion of all time.
Viper said on 14/Nov/07
Now that is a big man.
Anonymous said on 14/Nov/07
Always given as 6'3'' in his fighting days and looked it. When he fought Ali I think he was slightly the taller of the pair.
Big T said on 14/Nov/07
It's slightly less than 190.5cm

[Editor Rob:

75in * 2.54 = 190.5

]
Big T said on 13/Nov/07
Holmes is actually listed 6'3", and is now 58 years old but doesn't appear to have lost any height. He must have kept himself in ok shape because he kept fighting big fights in his 40s and even had a win over Butterbean a few years ago at the age of 52.

In his prime he was a 220lber, but he weighed 254lbs for his last fight and probably more now.

btw, imo 6'3" is 190cm and not 191cm...sorry to be pedantic but yeah

[Editor Rob: since it's 190.5cm it could be rounded to either.]
Atoadaso said on 13/Nov/07
He's been listed at 6'4" before. Boxrec (boxer database site) has him same as here, 6'3". I was given the impression in him prime days of 6'4". Looks 6'3" in the picture with Glenn - his head is large. May have been a little taller in his prime.

[Editor Rob: he's 6ft 3 on his official site.]
lookuptothetallpeople said on 13/Nov/07
with out a doubt 6'3.5
Danimal said on 13/Nov/07
I see at least 6'4". He's slouching to fit into the picture.
glenn said on 13/Nov/07
me too.i didnt think he was that tall.i thought 6-1.never saw him before.
Lynn said on 13/Nov/07
Never thought he is so tall.
glenn said on 13/Nov/07
seemed 6-2ish with his posture.in the pic i see 6-3. 6-4 is extreme.
nick said on 12/Nov/07
at the top of the picture it is around 6'1.5 so 6'3 looks really good for Larry
OutBenchThis said on 12/Nov/07
Considering his posture isn't great in this pic, looks a weak 6'3" (189cm-190cm)
Danius said on 12/Nov/07
looks it if he straightens his back
Elio said on 12/Nov/07
I'm seeing an absolute minimum of 7 inches between him and Glenn here. Perhaps he might be leaning towards 6'4" if he was completely straight. Depends on what shoes he had on I suppose. What was your opinion Glenn?
Derek said on 12/Nov/07
He looks to be slouching a bit, but he probably would be 6'3" if he stood straight.
ras said on 12/Nov/07
First! He does look that height. And very massive too.

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