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40 years ago

Larry Holmes vs Muhammad Ali

Larry Holmes vs Muhammad Ali

Date: 2nd October 1980

Venue: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Larry Holmes
( 35 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 211 1/2 lbs

Muhammad Ali
( 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.

Larry Holmes vs Muhammad Ali