Date: 6th November 1981
Venue: Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: Don King Productions
Tv: ABC Sports
( 38 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 213 1/4 lbs
( 22 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 215 3/4 lbs
A crowd of 14,103 packed into The Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to see if Snipes (22-0-0) could upset the odds and relieve Holmes of his WBC world heavyweight title in his 11th defence.
In an exciting fight, Snipes dropped the champion with a chopping right-hand in the 7th round. While attempting to get up Holmes pitched forward into the corner post. After he got to his feet, he managed to recover and in the 11th round, he caught the challenger with his own right hand which pitched Snipes into the corner where Holmes pounded away until referee Rudy Ortega ended the fight at 1:05 of the round.