Larry Holmes vs. Leroy Jones
1980-03-31 : Larry Holmes 211 lbs beat Leroy Jones 254½ lbs by TKO at 2:56 in round 8 of 15
- Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Richard Greene
- Judge: Chuck Minker 70-62
- Judge: Art Lurie 70-64
- Judge: Duane Ford 70-63
- World Boxing Council Heavyweight Title (6th defense by Holmes)
- Holmes was a 12 to 1 favorite.
- Holmes got $1.3 million, while Jones made $150,000.
- Holmes dominated the fight and had both of Jones' eyes badly swollen.
- Holmes was battering Jones in the challenger's corner when the referee stopped the fight.
- The fight was shown live in prime time on ABC-TV along with three other championship fights: John Tate vs. Mike Weaver and Marvin Johnson vs. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad from Knoxville, Tennessee, and Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Dave Green from Landover, Maryland.