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Larry Holmes hospitalized this week

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EASTON, Pa., (KNOE 8 News) - Former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes is recovering at home in eastern Pennsylvania after he was hospitalized for two days because of high blood sugar.

The 63-year-old Holmes  he was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem Township after his blood sugar spiked. He says he had felt lightheaded and drowsy and his doctor sent him to the hospital.

He returned to his Palmer Township home Thursday afternoon and says he's taking medication and following his doctor's instructions to lose weight and eat right. He says blood sugar problems run in his family.

Holmes grew up in Easton and was heavyweight champion from 1978 to 1985.

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