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
( 29 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 214 lbs
( 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.