Ken Norton vs. Larry Holmes

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1978-06-09 : Larry Holmes 209 lbs beat Ken Norton 220 lbs by SD in round 15 of 15

  • WBC Heavyweight Title
  • Weights: Holmes 209, Norton 220
  • Referee: Mills Lane
  • Judge: Harold Bock 143-142 | Judge: Joe Swessel 143-142 | Judge: Lou Tabat 142-143
  • Promoter: Don King
  • The September 1998 issue of The Ring magazine listed the final round of this bout as one of "The 12 Greatest Finishes of All Time."
  • Holmes vs. Norton is ranked as the 10th greatest heavyweight fight of all time by Monte D. Cox, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO).
  • The 1998 Holiday Issue of Ring ranked Holmes # 5 and Norton # 22 in "The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time."
  • Larry Holmes continued as World Heavyweight Champion until 1985. Holmes is the second longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing, behind Joe Louis.