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Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd WBC Heavywt Title Fight – Trevor Berbick Vs Larry Holmes – With HBO Broadcast

Trevor Berbick was a Jamaican Canadian heavyweight professional boxer…..who competed from 1976 to 2000….and won the WBC heavyweight title in 1986 by defeating Pinklon Thomas….then he lost it in his first defense in the same year to Mike Tyson…..and was also the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali…. defeating him in 1981…..when The Greatest was sadly way past his prime.

Larry Holmes is an American former professional heavyweight boxer that competed from 1973 to 2002…. who won his first 48 professional bouts….including victories over Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Earnie Shavers, Mike Weaver, Gerry Cooney, Tim Witherspoon, Carl Williams and Marvis Frazier….while falling one short of matching Rocky Marciano’s career record of 49–0 when he lost to Michael Spinks in 1985.

Holmes retired after losing a rematch to Spinks the following year….which like their 1st title fight, we here at ImaSportsphile don’t agree with the judges decisions….and we have watch both fights over and over…..and there is no way that Spinks took The Easton Assassin’s title.  After repeated comebacks…. where Larry Holmes was unsuccessful in three further attempts against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Oliver McCall….all in attempts to regain the heavyweight title….with the last being in 1995…. as Larry Holmes fought for the final time in 2002….against the 334 lb Eric “Butterbean” Esch….and thus ended his career with a record of 69 wins and 6 losses….for he is ranked as a legend of boxing and one of the greatest heavyweights of all time here at ImaSportsphile.  

Larry Holmes was inducted into both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and World Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

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