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. Despite boxing in unimpressive fashion, the champion had far too much for Zanon (215), especially in the opening three rounds when he boxed in a negative fashion. 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 right to the head the Italian went over to be counted out on one knee at 2.39 of the round.