Brian Nielsen vs. Larry Holmes

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Brian Nielsen vs. Larry Holmes, referee Marty Denkin

1997-01-24 : Brian Nielsen 248 lbs beat Larry Holmes 247 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

  • IBO Heavyweight Title

Supervisor IBO, John W. Daddono

  • Weights: Holmes 247 lbs (111 kg), Nielsen 248 lbs (111.5 kg)

Post-Fight Quotes

  • "Why do they do this to me? I'm a nice guy." Holmes on the disputed decision
  • "I hadn't expected to meet an elderly man in such good condition." Nielsen on his 47-year-old opponent

Preceded by:
Nielsen vs. Hunter
IBO Heavyweight Title Fight
# 10
Succeeded by:
Nielsen vs. Steele