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Larry Holmes vs Scott LeDoux

Larry Holmes vs Scott LeDoux

Date: 7th July 1980

Venue: Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Don King Productions


Larry Holmes
( 34 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 214 1/4 lbs

Scott LeDoux
( 26 - 8 - 4 )
Weight: 226 lbs

Holmes and LeDoux met at The Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, a stone's throw from the challengers home in Andover. A crowd of 6,491 were in attendance.

Holmes dropped LeDoux with a crisp right hand in the 6th round and although he survived the round he was stopped in the 7th round due to suffering a cut and swollen left eye that left referee Davey Pearl with no other option but to stop the fight at 2:05 of the round.

This fight was Holmes 7th defence of the WBC world heavyweight title he won from Ken Norton.

Larry Holmes vs Scott LeDoux