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Retired Boxer Holmes Wins Pa. Parking Dispute

File photo of boxing legend Larry Holmes. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of boxing legend Larry Holmes. (credit: Getty Images)

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EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes has won a legal round in a towing dispute at his eastern Pennsylvania restaurant.

Holmes sued in January, saying a neighbor was wrongfully towing cars from a shared parking lot by his restaurant in Easton, Champ’s Corner. The Express-Times reports a Northampton County judge ruled the neighbor, Riverstar Properties, must stop towing vehicles until the lawsuit’s outcome is resolved.

Judge Leonard Zito says the city would be harmed if a restaurant owned by one of its most prominent citizens was damaged by “indiscriminate towing.” A message left for Riverstar Properties was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Holmes says the towing is hurting his business. He says he and his neighbor have a shared parking agreement.

Holmes grew up in Easton and was heavyweight champion from 1978 to 1985.

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