Larry Holmes Record & Stats

Larry Holmes Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 29 years and 4 months, Larry Holmes fought 75 times with 69 wins and 6 losses. By his last professional fight on July 27, 2002, Holmes' boxing record stood at 69-6 (44 KO wins, 1 KO loss).

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Cuthbert, Georgia, U.S.
“The Easton Assassin”
Born
Nov 3, 1949
Age
73
Debut
Mar 21, 1973
Record
69-6
Rounds
579
KOs
44 (58.7%)
Height
191 cm
Reach
206 cm
Ape Index
15 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Larry Holmes' record and stats
Larry Holmes' Record

      Larry Holmes (The Easton Assassin) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Cuthbert, Georgia, U.S. on November 3, 1949. Holmes made his professional boxing debut at the age of 23 on March 21, 1973. He is a former heavyweight world champion. He is 73 years old, and will be turning 74 in 8 months and 27 days. Holmes is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights75
      Wins69
      Losses6
      Draws0
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins44
      Total Title Wins2
      Title Defenses20
      Title-Fight KO Wins15
      Losses via KO1
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      75Jul 27, 200252 Eric EschWinUD
      74Nov 17, 200051 Mike WeaverWinTKO6
      73Jun 18, 199949 James SmithWinTKO8
      72Jul 29, 199747Maurice HarrisWinSD
      71Jan 24, 199747 Brian NielsenLossSD
      70Jun 16, 199646Anthony WillisWinKO8
      69Apr 16, 199646Quinn NavarreWinUD
      68Jan 9, 199646Curtis SheppardWinKO4
      67Sep 19, 199545Ed DonaldsonWinUD
      66Apr 8, 199545 Oliver McCall LossUD
      65Sep 8, 199444Jesse FergusonWinUD
      64Mar 8, 199444Garing LaneWinUD
      63Sep 28, 199343 José RibaltaWinUD
      62May 18, 199343Paul PoirierWinRTD6
      61Apr 13, 199343Ken LakustaWinRTD7
      60Mar 9, 199343Rocky PepeliWinRTD4
      59Jan 5, 199343Everett MartinWinUD
      58Jun 19, 199242 Evander Holyfield LossUD
      57Feb 7, 199242 Ray MercerWinUD
      56Nov 12, 199142Jamie HoweWinTKO1
      55Sep 17, 199141Art CardWinUD
      54Aug 24, 199141Michael GreerWinKO4
      53Aug 13, 199141Eddie GonzalesWinUD
      52Apr 7, 199141Tim AndersonWinTKO1
      51Jan 22, 198838 Mike Tyson LossKO4
      50Apr 19, 198636 Michael Spinks LossSD
      49Sep 21, 198535 Michael Spinks LossUD
      48May 20, 198535 Carl Williams WinUD
      47Mar 15, 198535David Bey WinTKO10
      46Nov 9, 198435 James Smith WinTKO12
      45Nov 25, 198334 Marvis Frazier WinTKO1
      44Sep 10, 198333Scott Frank WinTKO5
      43May 20, 198333 Tim Witherspoon WinSD
      42Mar 27, 198333Lucien Rodriguez WinUD
      41Nov 26, 198233Randall Cobb WinUD
      40Jun 11, 198232 Gerry Cooney WinTKO13
      39Nov 6, 198132Renaldo Snipes WinTKO11
      38Jun 12, 198131 Leon Spinks WinTKO3
      37Apr 11, 198131 Trevor Berbick WinUD
      36Oct 2, 198030 Muhammad Ali WinRTD10
      35Jul 7, 198030Scott LeDoux WinTKO7
      34Mar 31, 198030 Leroy Jones WinTKO8
      33Feb 3, 198030Lorenzo Zanon WinKO6
      32Sep 28, 197929 Earnie Shavers WinTKO11
      31Jun 22, 197929 Mike Weaver WinTKO12
      30Mar 23, 197929 Ossie Ocasio WinTKO7
      29Nov 10, 197829 Alfredo Evangelista WinKO7
      28Jun 9, 197828 Ken Norton WinSD
      27Mar 25, 197828 Earnie ShaversWinUD
      26Nov 5, 197728Ibar ArringtonWinTKO10
      25Sep 14, 197727Fred HoupeWinTKO7
      24Mar 17, 197727Horace RobinsonWinTKO5
      23Jan 16, 197727Tom PraterWinUD
      22Apr 30, 197626Roy WilliamsWinUD
      21Apr 5, 197626Fred AskewWinTKO2
      20Jan 29, 197626Joe GholstonWinTKO8
      19Dec 20, 197526Billy JoinerWinTKO3
      18Dec 9, 197526Leon ShawWinKO1
      17Oct 1, 197525Rodney BobickWinTKO6
      16Aug 26, 197525Charlie JamesWinPTS
      15Aug 16, 197525Obie EnglishWinTKO7
      14May 16, 197525Ernie SmithWinKO3
      13Apr 26, 197525Robert YarboroughWinKO4
      12Apr 9, 197525Oliver WrightWinTKO3
      11Mar 24, 197525Charley GreenWinKO1
      10Dec 11, 197425Joe HathawayWinTKO1
      9May 29, 197424Bob MashburnWinTKO7
      8Apr 24, 197424Howard DarlingtonWinTKO4
      7Nov 28, 197324Kevin IsaacWinTKO3
      6Nov 14, 197324Jerry JudgeWinPTS
      5Sep 10, 197323Bob BozicWinPTS
      4Aug 22, 197323Don BranchWinPTS
      3Jun 20, 197323Curtis WhitnerWinTKO1
      2May 2, 197323Art SavageWinTKO3
      1Mar 21, 197323Rodell DupreeWinPTS

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      Statistics

      Larry Holmes is 191 cm tall (6' 3.20") with a reach of 206 cm (6' 9.10"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 15 cm (5.91"). Holmes has a 58.7% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Larry Holmes' professional boxing career spanned more than 29 years — from 1973 to 2002.

      Holmes made his debut against Rodell Dupree at the age of 23 on March 21, 1973, defeating Dupree via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 47 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 34 wins via stoppage.

      Holmes had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on June 9, 1978 after 27 professional fights, against Ken Norton for the heavyweight WBC title. He defeated Norton via 15 round split-decision to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Holmes has won two world titles at heavyweight. He was elevated as world champion once. For all the details about Holmes' world title wins and defenses refer to "Larry Holmes World Titles".

      Some of Holmes' best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton), Leon Spinks, Marvis Frazier, Alfredo Evangelista, Mike Weaver, and Ossie Ocasio.

      Larry Holmes had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career — five of them in title bouts and one in a non-title bout. He suffered his first loss against Michael Spinks via 15 round unanimous decision on September 21, 1985, which ended his 48-fight win streak. He has been stopped once and lost five times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Larry Holmes' losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Eric Esch on July 27, 2002. Holmes won the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 20 years, 6 months, and 11 days since this fight.

      Holmes retired from professional boxing with a record of 69-6, which included 44 knockout wins and one loss via knockout, and two title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2008.

      Career Highlights

      Larry Holmes fought a total of 75 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and was known for his great performances. These nine fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Ken Norton

        A 28-year old Larry Holmes (27-0, 19 KO) had his first world title fight against Ken Norton for Norton's WBC heavyweight belt. Norton was 34 years old with a record of 40-4. Norton was on a three-fight win streak with 32 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Holmes had a 3 cm reach advantage over Norton.

        Holmes defeated Norton via 15 round split-decision to win the WBC heavyweight title.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Alfredo Evangelista

        A 29-year old Larry Holmes (28-0, 19 KO) faced Alfredo Evangelista, who was 23 years old with a record of 23-2-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Evangelista was on a nine-fight win streak with 18 KO wins. Holmes was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 21 cm reach advantage.

        Holmes defeated Evangelista via 7th round KO to retain the WBC heavyweight title.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Ossie Ocasio

        A 29-year old Larry Holmes (29-0, 20 KO) faced an undefeated Ossie Ocasio, who was 23 years old with a record of 13-0 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Ocasio was on a 13-fight win streak with 9 KO wins. Holmes was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 18 cm reach advantage.

        Holmes defeated Ocasio via 7th round TKO to retain the WBC heavyweight title. He handed Ocasio the first loss of his career, and put an end to Ocasio's 13-fight win streak.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali

        A 30-year old Larry Holmes (35-0, 26 KO) faced Muhammad Ali, who was 38 years old with a record of 56-3 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Ali was on a one-fight win streak with 37 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Holmes had a 8 cm reach advantage over Ali.

        Holmes defeated Ali via 10th round RTD to win the vacant Ring Magazine heavyweight title and retain the WBC heavyweight title.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Leon Spinks

        A 31-year old Larry Holmes (37-0, 27 KO) faced Leon Spinks, who was 27 years old with a record of 10-2-2 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Spinks was on a two-fight win streak with 8 KO wins. Holmes was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage.

        Holmes defeated Spinks via 3rd round TKO to retain the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Marvis Frazier

        A 34-year old Larry Holmes (44-0, 31 KO) faced an undefeated Marvis Frazier, who was 23 years old with a record of 10-0 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Frazier was on a 10-fight win streak with 6 KO wins. Holmes was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage.

        Holmes defeated Frazier via 1st round TKO to retain the Ring Magazine heavyweight title. He handed Frazier the first loss of his career, and put an end to Frazier's 10-fight win streak.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Michael Spinks II

        In an immediate rematch, a 36-year old Larry Holmes (48-1, 34 KO) faced an undefeated Michael Spinks, who was now 29 years old with a record of 28-0. Holmes had lost to Spinks in their last fight. Holmes was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage.

        Spinks defeated Holmes via 15 round split-decision.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Evander Holyfield

        A 42-year old Larry Holmes (54-3, 37 KO) faced an undefeated Evander Holyfield, who was 29 years old with a record of 27-0 in a undisputed heavyweight championship bout. Holyfield was on a 27-fight win streak with 22 KO wins. Holmes was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 9 cm reach advantage.

        Holyfield defeated Holmes via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • Larry Holmes vs. Mike Weaver II

        In a rematch, a 51-year old Larry Holmes (67-6, 43 KO) faced Mike Weaver, who was now 49 years old with a record of 41-17-1. Weaver was on a one-fight losing streak. Holmes was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 8 cm reach advantage.

        Holmes defeated Weaver via 6th round TKO.

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