Larry Holmes vs. Ossie Ocasio

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Larry Holmes 214 lbs beat Ossie Ocasio 207 lbs by TKO at 2:38 in round 7 of 15

  • Date: 1979-03-23
  • Location: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Referee: Carlos Padilla
  • Judge: Art Lurie


  • The fight was televised live in prime time on ABC-TV.
  • Earnie Shavers knocked out Ken Norton in one round on the undercard.
  • 5,376 fans paid $345,000 to see the fight at the Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion.
  • Holmes earned $1.2 million and Ocasio got $250,000.
  • Holmes dropped Ocasio four times in the seventh round. The first knockdown was from a jab. The next three knockdowns came from right hands.