Date: 2nd October 1980
Venue: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Don King Productions
( 35 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 211 1/2 lbs
( 56 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 217 1/2 lbs
In the 8th defence of his WBC world heavyweight title, Holmes faced former champion, Ali, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ali's corner pulled their man out at the end of the 10th round of a totally one-sided bout.
Ali was a shell of his former self and blamed his loss on his use of Thyrolar after a member of Ali's medical team prescribed the drug during training camp due to a thyroid imbalance.