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In a professional boxing career spanning 29 years and four months, Larry Holmes fought 75 times with 69 wins and 6 losses.
Holmes retired from professional boxing with a record of 69-6, which included one world-championship elevation, two world-title wins, and 20 successful title defense fights at the heavyweight weight division. He had a 58.7% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 44 of his total 75 fights being knockout wins, 15 of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Holmes' career was a 4th round KO loss to Mike Tyson in a heavyweight title fight.
His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Eric Esch on July 27, 2002.
Some of Holmes' best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton), Leon Spinks, Carl Williams, Tim Witherspoon, Ray Mercer, Trevor Berbick, and Alfredo Evangelista.
|75||Jul 27, 2002||52||Eric Esch||Win||UD|
|74||Nov 17, 2000||51||Mike Weaver||Win||TKO6|
|73||Jun 18, 1999||49||James Smith||Win||TKO8|
|72||Jul 29, 1997||47||Maurice Harris||Win||SD|
|71||Jan 24, 1997||47||Brian Nielsen||Loss||SD|
|70||Jun 16, 1996||46||Anthony Willis||Win||KO8|
|69||Apr 16, 1996||46||Quinn Navarre||Win||UD|
|68||Jan 9, 1996||46||Curtis Sheppard||Win||KO4|
|67||Sep 19, 1995||45||Ed Donaldson||Win||UD|
|66||Apr 8, 1995||45||Oliver McCall||Loss *||UD|
|65||Sep 8, 1994||44||Jesse Ferguson||Win||UD|
|64||Mar 8, 1994||44||Garing Lane||Win||UD|
|63||Sep 28, 1993||43||José Ribalta||Win||UD|
|62||May 18, 1993||43||Paul Poirier||Win||RTD6|
|61||Apr 13, 1993||43||Ken Lakusta||Win||RTD7|
|60||Mar 9, 1993||43||Rocky Pepeli||Win||RTD4|
|59||Jan 5, 1993||43||Everett Martin||Win||UD|
|58||Jun 19, 1992||42||Evander Holyfield||Loss *||UD|
|57||Feb 7, 1992||42||Ray Mercer||Win||UD|
|56||Nov 12, 1991||42||Jamie Howe||Win||TKO1|
|55||Sep 17, 1991||41||Art Card||Win||UD|
|54||Aug 24, 1991||41||Michael Greer||Win||KO4|
|53||Aug 13, 1991||41||Eddie Gonzales||Win||UD|
|52||Apr 7, 1991||41||Tim Anderson||Win||TKO1|
|51||Jan 22, 1988||38||Mike Tyson||Loss *||KO4|
|50||Apr 19, 1986||36||Michael Spinks||Loss *||SD|
|49||Sep 21, 1985||35||Michael Spinks||Loss *||UD|
|48||May 20, 1985||35||Carl Williams||Win *||UD|
|47||Mar 15, 1985||35||David Bey||Win *||TKO10|
|46||Nov 9, 1984||35||James Smith||Win *||TKO12|
|45||Nov 25, 1983||34||Marvis Frazier||Win *||TKO1|
|44||Sep 10, 1983||33||Scott Frank||Win *||TKO5|
|43||May 20, 1983||33||Tim Witherspoon||Win *||SD|
|42||Mar 27, 1983||33||Lucien Rodriguez||Win *||UD|
|41||Nov 26, 1982||33||Randall Cobb||Win *||UD|
|40||Jun 11, 1982||32||Gerry Cooney||Win *||TKO13|
|39||Nov 6, 1981||32||Renaldo Snipes||Win *||TKO11|
|38||Jun 12, 1981||31||Leon Spinks||Win *||TKO3|
|37||Apr 11, 1981||31||Trevor Berbick||Win *||UD|
|36||Oct 2, 1980||30||Muhammad Ali||Win *||RTD10|
|35||Jul 7, 1980||30||Scott LeDoux||Win *||TKO7|
|34||Mar 31, 1980||30||Leroy Jones||Win *||TKO8|
|33||Feb 3, 1980||30||Lorenzo Zanon||Win *||KO6|
|32||Sep 28, 1979||29||Earnie Shavers||Win *||TKO11|
|31||Jun 22, 1979||29||Mike Weaver||Win *||TKO12|
|30||Mar 23, 1979||29||Ossie Ocasio||Win *||TKO7|
|29||Nov 10, 1978||29||Alfredo Evangelista||Win *||KO7|
|28||Jun 9, 1978||28||Ken Norton||Win *||SD|
|27||Mar 25, 1978||28||Earnie Shavers||Win||UD|
|26||Nov 5, 1977||28||Ibar Arrington||Win||TKO10|
|25||Sep 14, 1977||27||Fred Houpe||Win||TKO7|
|24||Mar 17, 1977||27||Horace Robinson||Win||TKO5|
|23||Jan 16, 1977||27||Tom Prater||Win||UD|
|22||Apr 30, 1976||26||Roy Williams||Win||UD|
|21||Apr 5, 1976||26||Fred Askew||Win||TKO2|
|20||Jan 29, 1976||26||Joe Gholston||Win||TKO8|
|19||Dec 20, 1975||26||Billy Joiner||Win||TKO3|
|18||Dec 9, 1975||26||Leon Shaw||Win||KO1|
|17||Oct 1, 1975||25||Rodney Bobick||Win||TKO6|
|16||Aug 26, 1975||25||Charlie James||Win||PTS|
|15||Aug 16, 1975||25||Obie English||Win||TKO7|
|14||May 16, 1975||25||Ernie Smith||Win||KO3|
|13||Apr 26, 1975||25||Robert Yarborough||Win||KO4|
|12||Apr 9, 1975||25||Oliver Wright||Win||TKO3|
|11||Mar 24, 1975||25||Charley Green||Win||KO1|
|10||Dec 11, 1974||25||Joe Hathaway||Win||TKO1|
|9||May 29, 1974||24||Bob Mashburn||Win||TKO7|
|8||Apr 24, 1974||24||Howard Darlington||Win||TKO4|
|7||Nov 28, 1973||24||Kevin Isaac||Win||TKO3|
|6||Nov 14, 1973||24||Jerry Judge||Win||PTS|
|5||Sep 10, 1973||23||Bob Bozic||Win||PTS|
|4||Aug 22, 1973||23||Don Branch||Win||PTS|
|3||Jun 20, 1973||23||Curtis Whitner||Win||TKO1|
|2||May 2, 1973||23||Art Savage||Win||TKO3|
|1||Mar 21, 1973||23||Rodell Dupree||Win||PTS|
* World-title fight
Larry Holmes (The Easton Assassin) is a 74-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Cuthbert, Georgia, U.S. on November 3, 1949. He is a former heavyweight world champion. Holmes was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2008. His professional boxing career spanned more than 29 years — from 1973 to 2002.
Holmes made his professional boxing 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.
He 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".
Holmes had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.
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 21 years, 4 months, and 12 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Holmes' fights refer to "All of Larry Holmes' fights".
Holmes fought a total of 75 times during his professional career, which includes 26 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and was known for his great performances in his fights. These six fights are the highlight of his career.
June 9, 1978: Holmes wins his first world title by defeating Ken Norton via 15 round split decision. He is now the WBC heavyweight world champion.
November 10, 1978: Holmes successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Alfredo Evangelista, winning the fight via 7th round KO.
October 2, 1980: Holmes wins The Ring heavyweight title from Muhammad Ali, by beating Ali via 10th round RTD.
April 11, 1981: Holmes successfully defends the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles against Trevor Berbick, winning the fight via 15 round unanimous decision.
June 12, 1981: Holmes successfully defends the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles against Leon Spinks, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.
February 7, 1992: Larry Holmes beats Ray Mercer via 12th round unanimous decision.
Holmes was a heavyweight world champion. He has held three world titles at the heavyweight weight division, one of which was a vacant title win and one of which was a championship elevation, the other was a lineal championship win.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Heavyweight||WBC, IBF, The Ring|