Sunday, July 15
noon-5 p.m.

In support of Who Shot Sports, the Allentown Art Museum invites you to come out and hear firsthand stories from legendary boxer Larry Holmes about his life and career. Entry to the exhibition is free today.

3–5 p.m.
Film screening and Talk Back with Larry Holmes
In October 1980, as Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight for an unprecedented fourth heavyweight title against his friend and former sparring partner Larry Holmes, documentarians Albert and David Maysles filmed an intimate look at Ali trying to convince the world and perhaps himself that he was still “The Greatest. At the same time, they documented the mild-mannered and undervalued champion Holmes as he confidently prepared to put an end to the career of a man for whom he had an abiding and deep affection. Larry Holmes will visit the Allentown Art Museum from 3 till 5 p.m. to introduce ESPN’s 30/30 Muhammad and Larry documentary and host a Q&A session directly after. Free entry, but seating is limited so come early.


Larr
y Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American boxer who competed from 1973 to 2002. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which gave birth to his boxing nicknamethe Easton Assassin.” Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, held the WBC heavyweight title from 1978 to 1983, The Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles from 1980 to 1985, and the inaugural IBF heavyweight title from 1983 to 1985. He made 19 successful title defenses, placing him third all time behind only Joe Louis at 25 and Wladimir Klitschko at 22. He also holds the record for the longest individual heavyweight title streak in modern boxing history. Holmes is one of only five boxersalong with Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Leon Spinks and Trevor Berbickto defeat Muhammad Ali; he is the only one to have stopped Ali.

 

ALSO IN THE MUSEUM TODAY

 

Noon–2 p.m.
Teen Photography Workshop
Teens can learn from a local photographer about the principles of photography and develop their own unique photographic perspective. Two very special guests will assist with the day’s activities: Lehigh Valley Steelhawks player Dante Holmes and professional NBA player Darrun Hilliard. Free, but space is limited; to reserve call Isaiah at 610-432-4333 x136.

darrun_hilliardNBA player Darrun Hilliard
dante_holmes  Lehigh Valley Steelhawks player Dante Holmes

 


2 p.m.
Free guided tour of Who Shot Sports


Sergio Martinez by Howard Schatz, from his book At the Fights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing. On display in Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present, organized by the Brooklyn Museum.