On this day in history, Larry Holmes defeats Gerry Cooney and defends WBC crown
June 11th 1982
American Larry Holmes defended the WBC heavyweight championship after defeating Gerry Cooney by TKO. The bout took place at the Caesar´s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Referee, Mills Lane, stopped the action when Cooney´s trainer got into the ring. The Judges were Duane Ford, Dave Moretti and Jerry Roth.