1985-05-20 Larry Holmes w pts 15 Carl Williams, Lawlor Events Centre, Reno, Nevada, USA - IBF

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1985-05-20 Larry Holmes w pts 15 Carl Williams, Lawlor Events Centre, Reno, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 143-142, 146-139, 146-139. Showing the champion no respect, the unbeaten Williams (215) got away well and was even out-jabbing Holmes (222¼) before the latter gradually turned things around when scoring with solid left jabs and rights to head and body. The fight had been relatively level up unto the 12th, but from thereon in Holmes showed his experience when outworking Williams. There were no knockdowns but it had been a hard fight and at the final bell Holmes’ left eye was closed while Williams carried a cut over the same eye.