Keith Holmes (boxer)

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Keith Holmes
Real name Keith Pickett Holmes
Rated at Middleweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality American
Born (1969-03-30) March 30, 1969 (age 46)
Washington, D.C., United States
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 46
Wins 41
Wins by KO 25
Losses 5
Draws 0
No contests 0

Keith Pickett Holmes (born March 30, 1969 in Washington, DC), is an American boxer.

Holmes began his pro career in 1989 and captured the WBC Middleweight Title by scoring a TKO over Quincy Taylor in 1996. He defended the title twice before losing the belt to Hassine Cherifi in 1998, a decision loss in which he dropped Cherifi once. In 1999, Holmes landed a rematch with Cherifi and regained the belt via a 7th round TKO. Holmes again defended the title twice before losing the belt to middleweight legend Bernard Hopkins in a clear-cut decision loss in a unification tournament.[1] He continued to fight sparingly after the loss to Hopkins, and in 2005 lost an IBF Light Middleweight Title Eliminator bout against Roman Karmazin in a close majority decision.


  1. ^ Brown, Clifton (16 April 2001). "BOXING; Hopkins Lets His Fighting Do the Talking". The New York Times. p. 7. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 

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Preceded by
Quincy Taylor
WBC Middleweight Champion
March 16, 1996 – May 2, 1998
Succeeded by
Hacine Cherifi
Preceded by
Hacine Cherifi
WBC Middleweight Champion
April 24, 1999 – Apr 14, 2001
Succeeded by
Bernard Hopkins