Keith Holmes (boxer)

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Keith Holmes
Real nameKeith Pickett Holmes
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Born (1969-03-30) March 30, 1969 (age 50)
Washington, D.C., United States
Boxing record
Total fights46
Wins by KO25
No contests0

Keith Pickett Holmes (born March 30, 1969) 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.

Holmes is a vegan.[2]


  1. ^ Brown, Clifton (16 April 2001). "BOXING; Hopkins Lets His Fighting Do the Talking". The New York Times. p. 7. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  2. ^ "BOXING; Holmes Relies on Diet in March to Title Bout". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 Feb. 2019.

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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