Larry Holmes

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes Full Name: Larry Holmes
Nationality: American

Profession: WBC Heavyweight Champion
Why Famous: Known for his famous left jab, he was the WBC Heavyweight Champion from 1978 to 1983, The Ring Heavyweight Champion from 1980 to 1985, and the IBF Heavyweight Champion from 1983 to 1985. His 20 successful title defenses are second only to Joe Louis' 25.

Born: November 3, 1949 (67 years old)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cuthbert, Georgia, USA

Historical Events in the Life of Larry Holmes

  • 1978-06-09 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1978-11-10 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979-03-23 Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979-06-22 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1979-09-28 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980-02-03 Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980-03-31 Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980-07-07 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1980-10-02 Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-04-11 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-06-12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981-11-06 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1982-06-11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1982-11-26 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
  • 1983-03-27 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983-05-20 Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983-09-10 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1983-11-25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1984-11-09 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-03-15 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-05-20 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1985-09-21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • 1986-04-19 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1988-01-22 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1992-06-19 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1995-04-08 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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