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Larry Holmes vs Ossie Ocasio

Larry Holmes vs Ossie Ocasio

Date: 23rd March 1979

Venue: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Tv: ABC Sports

Larry Holmes
( 29 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 214 lbs

Ossie Ocasio
( 13 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 207 lbs


Holmes faced Puerto Rico's Ocasio in front of a 5,376 crowd at The Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion in the second defence of his WBC world heavyweight title.

The champion knocked his challenger down four times in the 7th round before referee Carlos Padilla ended matters at 2:38 of the round.

Ocasio scored two 10 round decision wins over Jimmy Young to get this opportunity and went on to win the WBA world cruiserweight title in 1982.

Larry Holmes vs Ossie Ocasio