1980-02-03 Larry Holmes w co 6 (15) Lorenzo Zanon, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1980-02-03 Larry Holmes w co 6 (15) Lorenzo Zanon, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Raymundo Solis. Even though he boxed in an unimpressive fashion the champion had far too much for Zanon (215), especially in the opening three rounds when the latter was extremely negative. However, the fourth saw Holmes (213½) pull himself together when battering Zanon down for three counts, including one of the standing variety. Surprisingly, Zanon came back well in the fifth before Holmes opened up in the sixth, and following a series of left jabs followed by a right to the head the Italian went over to be counted out on one knee at 2.39 of the round.