Larry Holmes vs. Mike Weaver

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Holmes drops Weaver late in round eleven.

1979-06-22 : Larry Holmes 215 lbs beat Mike Weaver 202 lbs by TKO at 0:44 in round 12 of 15


  • 14,136 fans attended the fight at Madison Square Garden.
  • The fight was shown on closed circuit television in 45 locations and on Home Box Office. HBO paid $150,000 to televise the fight after the three major networks turned it down.
  • Weaver, a heavy underdog, gave Holmes a much tougher fight than expected.
  • Holmes, pinned in his corner, dropped Weaver with a right uppercut late in the eleventh round. Weaver struggled to his feet at the count of eight and the bell rang.
  • Early in round twelve, Holmes backed Weaver into the ropes and hit him with numerous unanswered punches. Forty-four seconds in the round, the referee stopped the fight.