FROM THE ARCHIVE: Super heavyweights


SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS: Eric “Butterbean” Esch (left) and Larry Holmes weighed a combined 588 pounds for their 10-round showdown in 2002, Holmes’ last fight. Esch, who got his start in Tough Man competitions and became very popular, was pretty good for such a hefty guy (334 pounds for this fight). However, Holmes could beat Esch in his sleep even at 52, his age when they fought. The former heavyweight champ won a unanimous decision. Click the image for a larger version.

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