1981-04-11 Larry Holmes w pts 15 Trevor Berbick, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC
1981-04-11 Larry Holmes w pts 15 Trevor Berbick, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Mills Lane. Scorecards: 150-135, 146-139, 146-140. Try as he might the champion was unable to drop the muscular and awkward Berbick (215½) before recognising that he could control the fight from the middle of the ring where he could use his extra reach to advantage. Berbick’s best round was the fifth when he pinned Holmes (215) in a corner and banged away at him, but it was only in the last four rounds that he was able to catch the latter more frequently when lunging in. Although the final session was the hardest of the fight as Berbick tried to finish strongly, it was Holmes who landed the more accurately.