Larry Holmes vs. Ray Mercer
1992-02-07 : Larry Holmes 233 lbs beat Ray Mercer 228¾ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
- Referee: Steve Smoger
- Judge: Phil Newman 117-112
- Judge: Eugene Grant 117-111
- Judge: John Poturaj 115-113
Coming off wins over Francesco Damiani and Tommy Morrison, who had combined records of 55-0, unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Ray Mercer got "taken to school" by former champion Holmes, who used jabs and aggressive combinations to outpoint Mercer.
The WBO heavyweight title, which Mercer had held, was relinquished before this bout. The WBO wanted Mercer to fight #1 contender Michael Moorer, but Mercer chose to fight Holmes.