20/05/1983 Two world Heavyweight champions defend their titles the same night
Michael Dokes vs Mike Weaver first fight controversy
Larry Holmes vs Tim Witherspoon
In September, 1983, Holmes successfully defended the WBC title for the sixteenth time, knocking out Scott Frank in five rounds. Holmes then signed to fight Marvis Frazier, son of Joe Frazier, in November, 1983. The WBC refused to sanction the fight against the unranked Frazier.