1979-03-23 Larry Holmes w rsc 7 (15) Ossie Ocasio, Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1979-03-23 Larry Holmes w rsc 7 (15) Ossie Ocasio, Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Although the awkward Ocasio (207) set the champion a few problems early on, by the fourth round he was out of ideas after stinging left jabs began to set him up for solid rights. For the next couple of sessions Ocasio somehow weathered the storm, but in the seventh Holmes (214) picked it up, having the Puerto Rican over from a right uppercut followed by a left hook after just 30 seconds. On his feet following the mandatory ‘eight’ count, when Ocasio was quickly set upon the referee stopped the contest on the 2.38 mark after three further knockdowns.