From Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
1983-03-27 : Larry Holmes 221 lbs beat Lucien Rodriguez 209 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- 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 WBC's 9th ranked contender.