Larry Holmes vs. Leroy Jones

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1980-03-31 : Larry Holmes 211 lbs beat Leroy Jones 254½ lbs by TKO at 2:56 in round 8 of 15


  • 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.