I Love New York: Larry Holmes vs. Mike Weaver

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I Love New York: Larry Holmes vs. Mike Weaver
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Date: 
Friday, June 22, 1979
Location: 
New York, NY
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
Heavyweight
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Heavyweight Championship
Referee: 
Harold Valan

Official Judging
Harold Valan 107 - 101
Tony Castellano 106 - 102
Harold Lederman 106 - 103

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Larry Holmes hangs on to his WBC Championship and undefeated status in a thriller against unheralded Mike Weaver. After controlling the opening rounds, a mouthy Holmes wins a back-and-forth third round. Stunned early in the fourth, Weaver comes back and appears to send Holmes to a glove, the champion holding himself up by the ropes with his free hand; however, Referee Harold Valan fails to call it a knockdown. Holmes regains control in the second half of the fight until he starts talking to Weaver in the tenth, to which the challenger responds by wobbling him in the final seconds. With the crowd now behind him, Weaver trades bombs with Holmes the entire eleventh round until a Holmes uppercut collapses him sideways into the ropes with only seconds left. Weaver barely pulls himself to his feet by the ropes in time to be saved by the bell, but he is finished as Holmes beats on him against the ropes in the twelfth. With the challenger failing to punch back, Valan stops a heavyweight classic.




Fan Cards: I Love New York: Larry Holmes vs. Mike Weaver


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LARRY HOLMES
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
107
MIKE WEAVER
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
8
102


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LARRY HOLMES
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
107
MIKE WEAVER
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
101


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LARRY HOLMES
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
107
MIKE WEAVER
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
101


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LARRY HOLMES
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
106
MIKE WEAVER
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
8
102


Comments

rorschach's picture

In the early going of Holmes title reign it was few and far between he got to see a great fight.

rorschach's picture

This was one of them.

Weaver won a few rounds in a row off work rate.

Holmes was never in any danger.

Larry Holmes dominated for years.