Larry Holmes KOs Ossie Ocasio This Day March 23, 1979
Holmes Defends his heavyweight crown
- Larry Holmes 214 lbs
- Ossie Ocasio 207 lbs
- TKO at 2:38 in round 7 of 15
- Location: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Carlos Padilla
- Judge: Art Lurie
- World Boxing Council Heavyweight Title (2nd defense by Holmes)
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