Thirty-five years ago, Larry Holmes said he did the impossible when he won the WBC Heavyweight boxing championship.
Now there is a plan to honor the man who beat Ken Norton on June 9, 1978.
It's a night Holmes says he will always remember.
"I wanted to prove not only to Kenny Norton that I could beat him, but to all the people in the Lehigh Valley that said I couldn't fight," said Holmes, who appeared in Bethlehem Thursday night to support his grandson, who is also a boxer.
The fight between Holmes and Norton has been ranked as one of the Top 15 fights of all time by Boxing Magazine. The final round has been ranked in the top five of all time.
"He didn't give and I didn't give, but going into that 15th round I thought I was four or five rounds ahead of him and come to find out I was just inches, seconds away from him," Holmes remembered.
Now Congressman Matt Cartwright has introduced legislation to honor Larry Holmes and his accomplishments.
Cartwright said, "Larry has devoted himself to growing the community economically and through his meaningful community service throughout his life."
The legislation is co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent.
The night of the bout will always be one that Larry Holmes and all his fans will remember.
Holmes said it was, "the hardest fight I ever fought. The best fight I ever fought."
Holmes held the title for seven and half years. His record is 69 wins, 6 losses and 44 wins by knockout.