1980-08-22 Wilfredo Gomez w rsc 5 (15) Derrik Holmes, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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1980-08-22 Wilfredo Gomez w rsc 5 (15) Derrick Holmes, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Joey Curtis. Down five times prior to the fifth round - once in the third and four times in the fourth - and suffering a broken jaw in the second round, Holmes (120¼) was up against it but gamely fought on against a champion on the top of his game. Somehow making it through to the fifth Holmes was dropped twice more by Gomez (121), who used his famed uppercut and overarm rights to wreak havoc against a now defenceless foe, and when the former’s cornermen jumped into the ring on the 2.29 mark the referee called a halt to the proceedings.