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Larry Holmes vs Lucien Rodriguez

Larry Holmes vs Lucien Rodriguez

Date: 27th March 1983

Venue: Watres Armory, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Sports-Cor Inc

Tv: NBC Sports

Larry Holmes
( 41 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 221 lbs

Lucien Rodriguez
( 35 - 7 - 1 )
Weight: 209 lbs

Larry Holmes made the 14th defence of his WBC world heavyweight title at The Watres Armory in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania in front of a capacity crowd of 6,700. His challenger was Frenchman Lucien Rodriguez, the reigning European champion.

Holmes won a shutout unanimous decision in his first title defence over the new 12 round distance brought in by the WBC after the death of Duk Koo Kim in a title challenge to WBA world Lightweight champion Ray Mancini.

Scores: Abraham Chavarria 120-108 | Arsenio Garcia 120-109 | Omar Mintun 120-108.

Holmes last fight in Scranton before Rodriguez was against Obie English on 16th August 1975. He did, however, have one more fight in Pennsylvania against Joe Gholston on 29th January 1976 at Kirby Field House in Easton where he had moved to.

Larry Holmes vs Lucien Rodriguez