Larry Holmes vs. Lucien Rodriguez

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1983-03-27 : Larry Holmes 221 lbs beat Lucien Rodriguez 209 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

  • Unofficial AP scorecard: 120-107 Holmes
  • World Boxing Council Heavyweight Title (14th defense by Holmes)


  • Holmes made his pro debut in Scranton ten years earlier, for which he was paid 63 dollars. "All during my career I wanted to return to Scranton to defend my title," Holmes said. "This fight is for the people of Scranton. This is the homecoming fight."
  • A capacity crowd of 6,700 paid $700,000 to see the fight.
  • The fight was shown live on NBC.
  • Holmes won every round against Rodriguez, the European Heavyweight Champion and the 9th-ranked WBC heavyweight contender.