Date: 10th November 1978
Venue: Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Don King Productions
Tv: ABC Sports
( 28 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 214 1/2 lbs
( 23 - 2 - 1 )
Weight: 208 1/4 lbs
Holmes knocked out Evangelista in the 7th round whilst making the first defence of the WBC world heavyweight title he had won from Ken Norton 5 months earlier.
The fight was staged at The Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada in front of a 5,300 crowd. Evangelista entered the fight as a 4-1 betting underdog. He was the reigning European champion with a 23-2-1 record.
Referee Richard Green counted the Spaniard out at 2:14 of the 7th round.