1981-11-06 Larry Holmes w rsc 11 (15) Renaldo Snipes, Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - WBC
1981-11-06 Larry Holmes w rsc 11 (15) Renaldo Snipes, Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - WBC. Referee: Rudy Ortega. Having dominated the first six rounds, the champion got careless in the seventh and was dropped on the seat of his pants after Snipes (215¾), cut over the left eye in the fifth, had caught him heavily with an overarm right to the jaw. Back on his feet in a dazed state, Holmes (213¼) looked to be there for the taking but Snipes, throwing punches wildly, was unable to take advantage and by the end of the session had lost his big opportunity. From the eighth onwards, Holmes had fully recovered and although Snipes was still taking the fight to him he was having little success in finding the target. With the damage to Snipes’ eye worsening and spitting blood the referee stopped the fight at 1.05 of the 11th after he had been pinned in a corner taking heavy shots to the head without reply.