1983-09-10 Larry Holmes w rsc 5 (12) Scott Frank, Harrah’s Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC

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1983-09-10 Larry Holmes w rsc 5 (12) Scott Frank, Harrah’s Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBC. Referee: Tony Perez. After coming through a tough defence against Tim Witherspoon, when Holmes (223) took on the plodding Frank (211¼) he was in total control from the opening bell when jabbing and belting the inept challenger as and where he liked throughout. The only time Holmes was hurt came in the second round when two heavy rights to the head got through, and by the fifth, Frank, having soaked up a systematic beating, had nowhere to go. Dropped by a countering right uppercut, Frank claimed that he had been thumbed in the right eye. Ignoring the protest the referee completed the mandatory ‘eight’ count before sending Frank on his way, only to stop the fight moments later when the latter was covering up on the ropes and making no attempt to fight back. At the time of the stoppage, recorded at 1.28, Frank was virtually unable to see out of either eye as well as carrying damage to his right ear.