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Larry Holmes

W L D
69 6 0
44 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 75
rounds 579
KOs 59%
 
global ID 150
US ID002835
aliasThe Easton Assassin
born 1949-11-03
debut1973-03-21 / age 23
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   190cm
reach
81″   /   206cm
residence
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
birth place
Cuthbert, Georgia, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
2002-07-27
254Eric Esch33465 2 3
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Chris Wollesen   judges: Vaughn LaPrade 97-92, Phil Kornberg 98-91, Peggy McCuen 96-93
Butterbean was credited with a dubious knockdown in the final seconds of round ten.
2000-11-17
255Mike Weaver23441 17 1
Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 0:45   referee: Fred Steinwinder III
1999-06-18
250James Smith27544 16 1
Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:00   referee: Bill Clancy   judges: Bruce FosterJoel DovenbargerDonald Thomas
1997-07-29
248Maurice Harris2059 8 2
Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: James Santa   judges: George Colon 96-95, Harold Lederman 96-94, Joe Dwyer 94-96
1997-01-24
247Brian Nielsen24831 0 0
Brondby Hallen, Brondby, Denmark
LSD12/12
 L 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Marty Denkin   judges: Erkki Meronen 116-115, Jess Andreasen 113-115, Pete Podgorski 113-116
International Boxing Organization World heavyweight title (supervisor: John W. Daddono)
1996-06-16
240Anthony Willis22615 4 0
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
time: 1:13   referee: Elmo Adolph   judges: Paul SitaC.D. JenkinsChester Comeaux
1996-04-16
243½Quinn Navarre22617 3 1
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Elmo Adolph   judges: Chester Comeaux 96-94, C.D. Jenkins 96-94, Fred Steinwinder III 97-92
1996-01-09
246Curtis Shepard22914 2 0
Moody Center, Galveston, Texas, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:41   referee: Robert Gonzalez   judges: Gale E. Van HoyDave McCulloughJames Green
1995-09-19
246Ed Donaldson233½11 4 0
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Martin Coscino   judges: C.D. Jenkins 100-91, Fred Steinwinder III 100-90, Paul Sita 100-89
1995-04-08
236Oliver McCall23125 5 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Richard Steele   judges: Chuck Giampa 112-115, Tamotsu Tomihara 114-115, Barbara Perez 113-114
WBC World heavyweight title
1994-08-09
239Jesse Ferguson242½20 12 0
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, Minnesota, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: LeRoy Benson   judges: Dick Cole 99-92, Dennis Nelson 97-94, Mark Nelson 96-94
1994-03-08
241Garing Lane25511 10 1
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Frank Cappuccino   judges: William Hutt 99-91, Robert O'Brien 99-91, Steve Epstein 98-92
1993-09-28
243Jose Ribalta23732 9 1
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Fred Steinwinder III   judges: Elmo Adolph 97-92, Bill Moran 98-90, Chester Comeaux 100-90
1993-05-18
232Paul Poirier21231 2 0
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W RTD6/10
 W  
RTD
6/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Elmo Adolph   judges: Chester ComeauxMartin CoscinoFred Steinwinder III
1993-04-13
242Ken Lakusta22321 19 1
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W RTD7/10
 W  
RTD
7/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Elmo Adolph
1993-03-09
234Rocky Pepeli24016 6 1
Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA
W RTD4/10
 W  
RTD
4/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Chester Comeaux   judges: Elmo AdolphMartin CoscinoFred Steinwinder III
Stopped on cuts between the 4th and 5th rounds.
1993-01-05
238Everett Martin23418 15 1
Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Chester Comeaux   judges: Martin Coscino 99-92, Elmo Adolph 99-91, Fred Steinwinder III 100-90
1992-06-19
233Evander Holyfield21027 0 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Carol Castellano 112-116, Chuck Giampa 112-116, Glen Hamada 111-117
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
1992-02-07
233Ray Mercer228¾18 0 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Steve Smoger   judges: Phil Newman 117-112, Eugene Grant 117-111, John Poturaj 115-113
1991-11-12
236Jamie Howe21215 13 1
Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:57   referee: Frank Santore Jr   judges: Frank SkilbredRichard HillmanHoward Reichbach
1991-09-17
236Art Card2269 3 0
Marriott World Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Peter Bartlett   judges: Frank Skilbred 100-90, Dan Ralcevich 100-88, Antonio Palermo 98-90
Card was knocked down twice in round 4
1991-08-24
238Michael Greer20042 11 3
Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:18   referee: J.J. Johnson
1991-08-13
238¾Eddie Gonzales249¼26 13 1
Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Max Parker Jr.   judges: Darrell Brown 100-90, Tom Brown 100-90, Wilson Robinson 100-90
1991-04-07
236Tim Anderson202¼25 13 0
Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, Florida, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:03   referee: Eddie Eckert
1988-01-22
225¾Mike Tyson215¾32 0 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LTKO4/12
 L 
TKO
4/12
  
time: 2:55   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Charley Spina 28-29, Nicasio L. Drake 27-30, Rudy Ortega 28-29
WBC World heavyweight title (supervisor: Duane Ford)
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: James Binns)
IBF World heavyweight title
1986-04-19
223Michael Spinks20528 0 0
Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LSD15/15
 L 
SD
15/15
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Joe Cortez 144-141, Frank Brunette 141-144, Jerry Roth 142-144
IBF World heavyweight title
1985-09-21
221½Michael Spinks199¾27 0 0
Riviera Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Lawrence Wallace 142-145, Dave Moretti 142-143, Harold Lederman 142-145
IBF World heavyweight title
Spinks vacated the Light Heavyweight Title immediately after this fight
1985 Upset of the Year - Ring Magazine
1985-05-20
222¼Carl Williams21516 0 0
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Jerry Roth 143-142, Al Rothenberg 146-139, Paul Gibbs 146-139
IBF World heavyweight title
1985-03-15
223½David Bey233¼14 0 0
Riviera Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO10/15
 W  
TKO
10/15
  
time: 2:58   referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Harold Lederman 87-82, Dalby Shirley 88-81, Tom McDonough 87-82
IBF World heavyweight title
Bey down twice in 8th rd.
1984-11-09
221½James Smith22714 1 0
Riviera Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO12/15
 W  
TKO
12/15
  
time: 2:10   referee: Davey Pearl   judges: Glen Hamada 109-100, Duane Ford 108-101, Henry Elesperu 108-100
IBF World heavyweight title
1983-11-25
219Marvis Frazier20010 0 0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/12
 W  
TKO
1/12
  
time: 2:57   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Duane FordJerry RothChuck Minker
1983-09-10
223Scott Frank211¼20 0 1
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/12
 W  
TKO
5/12
  
time: 1:28   referee: Tony Perez   judges: Arlen Bynum 40-35, Frank Brunette 40-36, Harold Lederman 40-36
WBC World heavyweight title
1983-05-20
213Tim Witherspoon219½15 0 0
Dunes Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Chuck Minker 115-113, Chuck Hassett 118-111, Herb Santos 114-115
WBC World heavyweight title
1983-03-27
221Lucien Rodriguez20935 7 1
Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Abraham Echevarria 120-108, Arsenio Garcia 120-109, Omar Mintun 120-108
WBC World heavyweight title
1982-11-26
217½Randall Cobb234¼20 2 0
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Steve Crosson   judges: Chuck Hassett 149-136, Chuck Minker 150-135, Arlen Bynum 150-135
WBC World heavyweight title
1982-06-11
212½Gerry Cooney225½25 0 0
Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO13/15
 W  
TKO
13/15
  
time: 2:52   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Duane Ford 113-111, Dave Moretti 113-111, Jerry Roth 115-109
WBC World heavyweight title
Cooney had 3 points deducted for low blows. Per Commission report, fight was stopped by referee when Cooney's trainer entered the ring.
1981-11-06
213¼Renaldo Snipes215¾22 0 0
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
time: 1:05   referee: Rudy Ortega   judges: Arlen Bynum 97-91, Eddie Woods 96-93, Tony Castellano 96-91
WBC World heavyweight title
Holmes was knocked down in the 7th.
1981-06-12
212½Leon Spinks200¼10 2 2
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO3/15
 W  
TKO
3/15
  
time: 2:34   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Harold Lederman 20-18, Rudy Ortega 20-19, Henry Elesperu 19-19
WBC World heavyweight title
1981-04-11
215Trevor Berbick215½18 1 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Joe Swessel 150-135, Chuck Minker 146-139, Lou Tabat 146-140
WBC World heavyweight title
1980-10-02
211½Muhammad Ali217½56 3 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W RTD10/15
 W  
RTD
10/15
  
time: 3:00   referee: Richard Greene   judges: Chuck Minker 100-90, Duane Ford 100-89, Richard Steele 100-90
WBC World heavyweight title
1980-07-07
214¼Scott LeDoux22626 8 4
Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
W TKO7/15
 W  
TKO
7/15
  
time: 2:05   referee: Davey Pearl 60-53   judges: Harold Lederman 60-53, Richard Steele 60-53
WBC World heavyweight title
1980-03-31
211Leroy Jones254½24 0 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
time: 2:56   referee: Richard Greene   judges: Chuck Minker 70-62, Art Lurie 70-64, Duane Ford 70-63
WBC World heavyweight title
A detached retina forces Jones to temporarily retire from boxing.
1980-02-03
213½Lorenzo Zanon21525 4 2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO6/15
 W  
KO
6/15
  
time: 2:39   referee: Ray Solis   judges: Chuck Minker 49-44, Art Lurie 49-45, Harold Buck 48-46
WBC World heavyweight title
1979-09-28
210Earnie Shavers21159 7 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO11/15
 W  
TKO
11/15
  
time: 2:00   referee: Davey Pearl   judges: Al Miller 98-91, Lou Tabat 98-89, Harold Buck 98-90
WBC World heavyweight title
Holmes was down in the 7th.
1979-06-22
215Mike Weaver20219 8 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO12/15
 W  
TKO
12/15
  
time: 0:44   referee: Harold Valan 107-101   judges: Tony Castellano 106-102, Harold Lederman 106-103
WBC World heavyweight title
Weaver was down once in the 11th round.
1979-03-23
214Ossie Ocasio20713 0 0
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO7/15
 W  
TKO
7/15
  
time: 2:38   referee: Carlos Padilla   judge: Art Lurie
WBC World heavyweight title
1978-11-10
214½Alfredo Evangelista208¼23 2 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO7/15
 W  
KO
7/15
  
time: 2:14   referee: Richard Greene   judges: Duane FordHal MillerHarold Buck
WBC World heavyweight title
1978-06-09
209Ken Norton22040 4 0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Harold Buck 143-142, Joe Swessel 143-142, Lou Tabat 142-143
WBC World heavyweight title
1978-03-25
210Earnie Shavers21054 6 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Davey Pearl   judges: Harold Buck 120-108, Joe Swessel 120-108, Dave Moretti 119-109
WBC Heavyweight Title Eliminator
1977-11-05
212Ibar Arrington20222 3 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 1:38   referee: Ferd Hernandez
1977-09-14
211Fred Houpe19912 1 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 0:47   referee: Buddy Basilico
1977-03-17
210Horace Robinson2175 2 0
Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1977-01-16
208Tom Prater20717 3 1
Aboard USS Lexington, Pensacola, Florida, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Jay Edson 6-0   judge: Eva Shain 7-0 7-0
1976-04-30
205Roy Williams238½23 4 0
Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Bunsa
1976-04-05
207¼Fred Askew20615 12 1
Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:18   referee: Terry Moore
Askew was dropped three times in the main event bout of the evening.
1976-01-29
206Joe Gholston19715 9 2
Kirby Field House, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1975-12-20
210Billy Joiner20510 10 3
Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:29
1975-12-09
209Leon Shaw210½9 9 1
DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1975-10-01
203Rodney Bobick22034 5 0
Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:46   referee: Enrique Jimenez   judges:  TagaroAlfredo QuiazonArtemio Cruz
1975-08-26
209Charlie James1865 5 1
Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1975-08-16
209Obie English15 5 0
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1975-05-16
203Ernie Smith2053 3 0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
time: 1:45
1975-04-26
200Robert Yarborough2038 7 3
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
W KO4/0
 W  
KO
4/0
  
time: 2:58
1975-04-09
203Oliver Wright12 8 0
Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W TKO3/0
 W  
TKO
3/0
  
1975-03-24
205Charley Green13 14 0
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1974-12-11
208Joe Hathaway2 3 0
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO1/8
 W  
TKO
1/8
  
time: 2:47
1974-05-29
199Bob Mashburn2157 6 2
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
1974-04-24
206Howard Darlington2091 19 1
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO4/6
 W  
TKO
4/6
  
time: 2:23   referee: Joe Salci
1973-11-28
203Kevin Isaac1882 0 0
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
time: 1:05
Holmes knocked down in second round
1973-11-14
204Jerry Judge14 3 1
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1973-09-10
196Bob Bozic12 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1973-08-22
201Don Branch1 6 0
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1973-06-20
201Curtis Whitner0 2 0
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO1/4
 W  
TKO
1/4
  
time: 2:14
1973-05-02
202Art Savage209debut
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO3/4
 W  
TKO
3/4
  
time: 1:32
1973-03-21
202Rodell Dupree2 2 0
Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
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