Larry Holmes vs. Lucien Rodriguez
1983-03-27 : Larry Holmes 221 lbs beat Lucien Rodriguez 209 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
- Referee: Carlos Padilla
- Judge: Abraham Echevarria 120-108
- Judge: Arsenio Garcia 120-109
- Judge: Omar Mintun 120-108
- 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.