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Boxing Champ Larry Holmes

I'm Not Bringing Down Black People

1/28/2014 5:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Boxing legend Larry Holmes is NOT trying to hold back his race ... insisting Metta World Peace was WRONG when he painted him as someone who's dragging down black people.

Holmes is responding to a pretty intense cyber-rant by the NBA star -- in which Metta said Larry was "bringing down" the black community by criticizing Floyd Mayweather's flashy spending habits.

"Metta Peace should know a little bit about me before he makes statements," Holmes tells TMZ Sports ... "I don't wish anybody no bad luck, I only wish him the best."

As for Floyd ... Holmes says "I would like for him to be able to talk about this 25, 50 years from now, as one of the richest fighters in boxing history ... and I think he can do that."

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8 COMMENTS

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bombom40oz    

zzzz...who cares...snooze..next story.

214 days ago
2.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

Funny that a guy who took thousands of blows to the head as twice as much common sense as mayweather and metta peace together.

214 days ago
3.

Kwdrew310    

Larry Holmes would kick Mettas A**

214 days ago
4.

Dawn    

He's right. Don't hate truthfulness and honesty.

214 days ago
5.

Vote2012    

Whoooooo cares

214 days ago
6.

gar1965    

Metta World Peace is a fool. Not surprised by his uneducated remarks.

213 days ago
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TRUTH    

Larry owns damn near half of Easton, Pennsylvania. He invested his money wisely. Floyd is a disgrace to the Black communtiy with his arrogant, outlandish, foolish spending. The lifestyle he flaunts encourages the materialistic, sometimes murderous, culture which brings the Black Community down.

See Vernon Forrest.

Metta should dispense with all that Black history books crap he was talking and know that Larry was himself demonized in his prime as a Black man who spoke his mind.

When Floyd goes broke, and he will, is Metta gonna apologize to Larry, and support Floyd with his own money? I doubt it.

Keep speaking the truth Larry. Matta is a fool.

213 days ago

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