Date: 26th November 1982
Venue: Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA
Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Don King Productions
Tv: ABC Sports
( 40 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 217 1/2 lbs
( 20 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 234 1/4 lbs
The 13th defence of Holme's WBC world heavyweight title was at The Astrodome in Houston, Texas against Randall 'Tex' Cobb from nearby Orange, Texas.
Holmes wins the fight on a unanimous 15 round decision, but, the scores probably don't reflect how one-sided the bout truly was.
Scores: Duane Ford 113-111 | Dave Moretti 113-111 | Jerry Roth 115-109.
The fight was so brutal because Cobb was so tough and Holmes so much more skilled.
Howard Cossell who was ringside for ABC Tv actually retired due to the brutality of this fight.
Cobb, when told of this, replied "If I eliminate heart disease, if I walk on water, if I come up with a cure for crippled kids, I can't imagine a greater gift to mankind. That is my greatest accomplishment."