Regular price $250.00

On May 20,1985 at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada Larry Holmes fought Carl "The Truth" Williams for the IBF Heavyweight Title. Holmes won a unanimous decision in 15 rounds. Presented here is the official on-site program for the fight. The fight aired live on NBC in prime time. NBC had originally hoped to televise a fight between Holmes and Michael Spinks, the undisputed world light heavyweight champion, but negotiations with Spinks' promoter, Butch Lewis, collapsed on April 22. Williams was the IBF's eighth-ranked heavyweight contender. Ed Schuyler Jr. of the Associated Press scored the fight 145-140 for Holmes. He gave Holmes rounds 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 15. Williams was given rounds 2, 5, 6, 11 and 14. Some who saw the fight thought that Williams had won. The Toledo Blade reported: "A smattering of boos cascaded from high up in the Lawlor Events Center when it was announced that Holmes had retained his International Boxing Federation title with a unanimous 15-round decision." Offered here is an original, on site poster for this event.
This is an original, paper, on site poster which pictures both fighters. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Clean front and Corner and edge creasing. Minor edge wear. 19 1/2" x 30."

Size: 19 1/2 x 30

Condition: very good