Larry Holmes vs. Earnie Shavers (2nd meeting)
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1979-09-28 : Larry Holmes 210 lbs beat Earnie Shavers 211 lbs by TKO at 2:00 in round 11 of 15
- Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Davey Pearl
- Judge: Al Miller 98-91
- Judge: Lou Tabat 98-89
- Judge: Harold Buck 98-90
- Holmes earned $2.5 million and Shavers got $300,000.
- After dominating the first six rounds, Holmes was knocked down in the seventh round by a devastating overhand right. He hit the canvas with a thud, flat on his back. But he got up and survived the round.
- Holmes regained control after the seventh round, and in the eleventh round, with a battered and exhausted Shavers still on his feet, referee Davey Pearl stopped the fight.