Date: 31st March 1980
Venue: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Don King Productions
Tv: ABC Sports
( 33 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 211 lbs
( 24 - 0 - 1 )
Weight: 254 1/2 lbs
In the 6th defence of his WBC world heavyweight title, Holmes faced the 254lb, Leroy Jones, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada and entered the ring as a 12 to 1 favourite in a fight shown live on ABC-TV.
Holmes toyed with his challenger, spearing him with his withering jab until both eyes were badly swollen.
In the 8th round referee, Richard Green stopped the contest at 2:56 of the round as Holmes battered Jones in the corner.