Evander Holyfield vs Ossie Ocasio

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Evander Holyfield vs Ossie Ocasio
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Date: 
Saturday, August 15, 1987
Location: 
Parking de Nouveau Port, Saint-Tropez, Var, France
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
200
Titles at Stake: 
WBA (Holyfield's 3rd defence), IBF (Holyfield's 1st defence) Cruiserweight World Titles
Referee: 
John Coyle

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The Associated Press reported on August 16, 1987: "Evander Holyfield retained his World Boxing Association junior heavyweight and International Boxing Federation cruiserweight titles Saturday by stopping Ossie Ocasio in the 11th round. . . . The 24-year-old American raised his record to 16-0. Ocasio, 31, is now 32-5. In the middle of the 11th round, Holyfield caught the challenger with a solid right to the cheek. Ocasio staggered back and Holyfield followed up with a left uppercut and another right. Ocasio went down for an eight count. He got up but Holyfield applied more pressure and put Ocasio against the ropes. Holyfield was scoring at will with solid combinations when referee John Coyle of Britain moved in to stop the fight."




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