Larry Holmes Record & Stats

Larry Holmes Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 29 years and four 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).

Cuthbert, Georgia, U.S.
“The Easton Assassin”
Nov 3, 1949
Mar 21, 1973
44 (58.7%)
191 cm
206 cm
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15 cm
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      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 four months and 25 days. Holmes is a Hall of Famer.

      Fight Record

      Total Fights75
      KO Wins44
      Total Title Wins2
      Title Defenses20
      Title-Fight KO Wins15
      Losses via KO1
      75Jul 27, 200252Eric EschWinUD
      74Nov 17, 200051Mike WeaverWinTKO6
      73Jun 18, 199949James SmithWinTKO8
      72Jul 29, 199747Maurice HarrisWinSD
      71Jan 24, 199747Brian NielsenLossSD
      70Jun 16, 199646Anthony WillisWinKO8
      69Apr 16, 199646Quinn NavarreWinUD
      68Jan 9, 199646Curtis SheppardWinKO4
      67Sep 19, 199545Ed DonaldsonWinUD
      66Apr 8, 199545Oliver McCallLoss *UD
      65Sep 8, 199444Jesse FergusonWinUD
      64Mar 8, 199444Garing LaneWinUD
      63Sep 28, 199343José RibaltaWinUD
      62May 18, 199343Paul PoirierWinRTD6
      61Apr 13, 199343Ken LakustaWinRTD7
      60Mar 9, 199343Rocky PepeliWinRTD4
      59Jan 5, 199343Everett MartinWinUD
      58Jun 19, 199242Evander HolyfieldLoss *UD
      57Feb 7, 199242Ray MercerWinUD
      56Nov 12, 199142Jamie HoweWinTKO1
      55Sep 17, 199141Art CardWinUD
      54Aug 24, 199141Michael GreerWinKO4
      53Aug 13, 199141Eddie GonzalesWinUD
      52Apr 7, 199141Tim AndersonWinTKO1
      51Jan 22, 198838Mike TysonLoss *KO4
      50Apr 19, 198636Michael SpinksLoss *SD
      49Sep 21, 198535Michael SpinksLoss *UD
      48May 20, 198535Carl WilliamsWin *UD
      47Mar 15, 198535David BeyWin *TKO10
      46Nov 9, 198435James SmithWin *TKO12
      45Nov 25, 198334Marvis FrazierWin *TKO1
      44Sep 10, 198333Scott FrankWin *TKO5
      43May 20, 198333Tim WitherspoonWin *SD
      42Mar 27, 198333Lucien RodriguezWin *UD
      41Nov 26, 198233Randall CobbWin *UD
      40Jun 11, 198232Gerry CooneyWin *TKO13
      39Nov 6, 198132Renaldo SnipesWin *TKO11
      38Jun 12, 198131Leon SpinksWin *TKO3
      37Apr 11, 198131Trevor BerbickWin *UD
      36Oct 2, 198030Muhammad AliWin *RTD10
      35Jul 7, 198030Scott LeDouxWin *TKO7
      34Mar 31, 198030Leroy JonesWin *TKO8
      33Feb 3, 198030Lorenzo ZanonWin *KO6
      32Sep 28, 197929Earnie ShaversWin *TKO11
      31Jun 22, 197929Mike WeaverWin *TKO12
      30Mar 23, 197929Ossie OcasioWin *TKO7
      29Nov 10, 197829Alfredo EvangelistaWin *KO7
      28Jun 9, 197828Ken NortonWin *SD
      27Mar 25, 197828Earnie 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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      World Titles

      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 DivisionWorld Titles Held
      HeavyweightWBC, IBF, The Ring


      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. Of his total 44 KO wins, 19 were in the early rounds, 17 in the mid rounds, and eight in the later rounds. He has seven first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

      Larry Holmes' 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.

      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 and Ken Norton), Leon Spinks, Marvis Frazier, Alfredo Evangelista, Ossie Ocasio, and Carl Williams.

      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 20 years, 10 months, and 13 days since this fight.

      Career Highlights

      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.

      • June 12, 1981: Holmes successfully defends the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles against Leon Spinks, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • April 19, 1986: Larry Holmes loses to Michael Spinks via 15 round split-decision. He was fighting for the IBF and The Ring heavyweight titles.

      • June 19, 1992: Larry Holmes loses to Evander Holyfield via 12 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles.


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