1980-03-31 Larry Holmes w rsc 8 (15) Leroy Jones, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1980-03-31 Larry Holmes w rsc 8 (15) Leroy Jones, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Greene. Coming to the ring unbeaten after 24 starts the bulked-up Jones (254½) proved to be not of championship class, being battered by Holmes (211) for round after round before the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight with just four seconds of the eighth remaining. Although Jones had not been off his feet, with his left eye almost shut and unable to fight back the referee’s decision was a humane one.     
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1980-03-31 [[Larry Holmes]] w rsc 8 (15) [[Leroy Jones]], Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Greene. Coming to the ring unbeaten after 24 starts the bulked-up Jones (254½) proved to be not of championship class, being battered by Holmes (211) for round after round before the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight with just four seconds of the eighth remaining. Although Jones had not been off his feet, with his left eye almost shut and unable to fight back the referee’s decision was a humane one.     
  
 
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1980-03-31 Larry Holmes w rsc 8 (15) Leroy Jones, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Richard Greene. Coming to the ring unbeaten after 24 starts the bulked-up Jones (254½) proved to be not of championship class, being battered by Holmes (211) for round after round before the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight with just four seconds of the eighth remaining. Although Jones had not been off his feet, with his left eye almost shut and unable to fight back the referee’s decision was a humane one.

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