Sport: Undefeated and Underappreciated

The heavyweight champ is not shy, but he is retiring

With cunning and a left jab, the saw and hammer of a boxer, Larry Holmes held David Bey off last week when the latest heavyweight stranger looked strong enough to rip right through Holmes' oaken arms. For four rounds, the only undefeated-and-recognizable champion in the world seemed in awful danger. But when Bey began to fall back in the fifth and sixth, Holmes introduced his right hand, a savage tool, and started to make forceful points, how "this is a very, very hard game," and what "a hell of a job" they had. Later, Bey was able to remember only one...

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