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Boxing – WBC Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Carl Williams

DOG ASIDE:

Dick Enberg of NBC conducts an introspective interview with # 1 heavyweight contender Carl “The Truth” Williams at the outset of this video….followed by Enberg’s assessment of Larry Holmes assault on Rocky Marciano’s unbeaten heavyweight record….as he covers the story of the original Rocky with a wonderful perspective of his career while setting the record that The Easton Assassin was so ardently chasing…a record of 49 – 0.

To make this fight even better….Jose Feliciano sings his beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner….talk about “goosebumps” on this lil ole Chiweenie….I am one big one every time I hear his sing our National Anthem.

This fight looked to be one that The Truth could have won….especially judging by the end of the 9th round….which I am sad to say is all that I have on this video….however, Holmes went on to win by unanimous decision….running his record to 48 – 0….with just one more win to tie Rocky Marciano. I will run across the balance of this fight at some point as I am going through Bone Daddy’s boxing library….just haven’t gotten there yet….so stay tuned.

 

 

 

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