1985-03-15 Larry Holmes w rsc 10 (15) David Bey, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF
1985-03-15 Larry Holmes w rsc 10 (15) David Bey, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Carlos Padilla. Taking the champion out of his stride during the opening four rounds, landing well with left hooks and long right hands, Bey (233¼) looked like he might go all the way before he made the mistake of sitting back in the fifth. From thereafter the fight belonged to Holmes (223½), who started to dictate the fight, and in the eighth Bey was put down by a big right to the head. Getting up but disorganised, Bey was then sent down again from a left hook-right uppercut before being saved by the bell. Although the challenger came back well in the ninth he was taken apart in the tenth as Holmes ripped into him throwing punches from both hands and with just two seconds of the session remaining the referee stopped the fight when Bey was not hitting back.