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Description : Here we have a super rare vintage onsite poster from 20th May 1985 from the Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada USA, for the WBC heavyweight title defence between reigning & defending champion Larry Holmes pitted against contender Carl "The Truth" Williams, it was Holmes 3rd defence of his IBF crown.

Larry Holmes, on his quest for history, ran into the future and almost stumbled. But in a fight that the venerable 35-year-old champion overcame what sometimes look like a 25-year-old version of himself and scored a unanimous decision over Carl (The Truth) Williams. There were no knockdowns, but Holmes hurt Williams in the ninth round with wicked body shots and in the 14th with a solid right uppercut to what turned out to be not such a questionable chin.

The champion, now unbeaten in 48 fights, had to battle back to win on the scorecard of Judge Jerry Roth of Las Vegas, who gave Holmes the final four rounds to arrive at a 143-142 margin on the 10-point system. Paul Gibbs of Seattle and Al Rothenberg of Virginia Beach, the other judges, each had it 146-139, Williams put the lie to all the jokes about his self-given nickname. For long periods, the 6 1/2-1 underdog, with only 16 previous pro fights, out-jabbed the jabber and out-boxed the boxer. And like Holmes, one of his role models, he showed great courage and recuperative powers while taking the champion the full 15 rounds for the first time since Nov. 26, 1982, when Randall (Tex) Cobb lost a one-sided decision.

Postage: £10.00 Special Delivery... £20.00 International.

Condition : Very Good/Minor handling & suface wear, small crease to upper right-hnad corner/framed 4 display only!
Size : 30in x 19.5in
Price : £300.00

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