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Description : Here we have a fabulous super rare Budweiser official fight sponsors closed circuit poster for Holmes 2nd defence of his WBC Heavyweight title 23rd March 1979 at the Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Larry Holmes smashed young Ossie Ocasio to the canvas 4 times in the 7th round to stop the Puerto Rican challenger at 2.38 of the round to retain the WBC world heavyweight championship. It was simply a matter of to much size, too much power, and most importantly, to much experience, Ocasio making only his 14th pro fight tried with everything he had but was never really in the fight.

Ocasio had earned his WBC title shot after getting 2 upset wins over slickster and spoiler Jimmy Young, who had previously lost close, controversial decisions to both Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton. With Ali in retirement, Holmes had become the man of the division after a thrilling 15 round war with Norton. Still, Holmes was struggling to establish an identity with the Ali legend still fresh in everyone’s mind.

Unfortunately for Ocasio, Holmes decided to make a statement against him. With only 13 fights on his ledger, Ocasio was woefully outclassed. Holmes had all his skills on display, mixing up his excellent jab with precision body punching. Whether outside or inside, Ocasio found himself on the receiving end of a barrage of shots. Adding further insult to injury, Holmes mocked Ocasio’s offense with over the top yells like his mentor Ali used on opponents. And in the clearest example of the power of the Holmes’ jab, Ocasio was dropped and hurt by the blow in the seventh.Three more knockdowns followed off a straight right counter, a short right hook and a left uppercut before the stoppage......On the under-card Earnie Shavers scored a shocking 1st round knockout of Ken Norton to set up a showdown with WBC king, Holmes.

Postage: £10.00 Special Delivery... £20.00 International.

Condition : Excellent/minor edge wear/framed 4 display purposes only!
Size : 28.75in x 18.5in
Price : £200.00
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