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Muhammad Ali
Global ID180
sexmale
birthdate 1942-01-17
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach78″   /   198cm
aliasThe Greatest
country USA
residenceLouisville, Kentucky, USA
birth placeLouisville, Kentucky, USA
birth nameCassius Marcellus Clay
won 56 (KO 37) + lost 5 (KO 1) + drawn 0 = 61
rounds boxed 548 KO% 60.66
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1981-12-11Trevor Berbick19-2-1
Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, Nassau, BahamasLUD1010
referee: Zach Clayton | judge: Alonzo Butler 94-97 | judge: Jay Edson 94-99 | judge: Clyde Gray 94-99
1980-10-02Larry Holmes35-0-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALRTD1015
time: 3:00 | referee: Richard Greene | judge: Chuck Minker 90-100 | judge: Duane Ford 89-100 | judge: Richard Steele 90-100
WBC heavyweight title
1978-09-15Leon Spinks7-0-1
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWUD1515
referee: Lucien Joubert 10-4 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 10-4 | judge: Herman Preis 11-4
WBA World heavyweight title
Attendance: 63,350.
On September 6, 1979 Ali announced his retirement, and the WBA title was declared vacant.

1978-02-15Leon Spinks6-0-1
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALSD1515
referee: Davey Pearl | judge: Lou Tabat 140-145 | judge: Harold Buck 141-144 | judge: Art Lurie 143-142
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
Spinks was stripped of the WBC title as he chose to defend against Muhammad Ali instead of Ken Norton, who was their #1 contender
1978 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine

1977-09-29Earnie Shavers54-5-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Johnny LoBianco 9-5 | judge: Eva Shain 9-6 | judge: Tony Castellano 9-6
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1977-05-16Alfredo Evangelista14-1-1
Capitol Centre, Landover, Maryland, USAWUD1515
referee: Harry Cecchini | judge: Terry Moore 72-64 | judge: Ray Klingmeyer 72-64 | judge: Harry Cecchini 71-65
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1976-09-28Ken Norton37-3-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante 8-6 | judge: Harold Lederman 8-7 | judge: Barney Smith 8-7
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1976-05-24Richard Dunn33-9-0
Olympiahalle, Munich, Bayern, GermanyWTKO515
time: 2:05 | referee: Herbert Tomser
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1976-04-30Jimmy Young17-4-2
Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, USAWUD1515
referee: Tom Kelly 72-65 | judge: Larry Barrett 70-68 | judge: Terry Moore 71-64
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1976-02-20Jean-Pierre Coopman24-3-0
Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto RicoWKO515
time: 2:46 | referee: Ismael Quinones Falu | judge: Ismael W. Fernandez | judge: Roberto Ramirez Sr.
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1975-10-01Joe Frazier32-2-0
Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, PhilippinesWRTD1415
time: 3:00 | referee: Carlos Padilla 66-60 | judge: Larry Nadayag 66-62 | judge: Alfredo Quiazon 67-62
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
Fight known as "The Thrilla in Manila" -- weigh-in was 5 days in advance of bout
1975 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine

1975-06-30Joe Bugner51-6-1
Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWUD1515
referee: Takeo Ugo 73-67 | judge: Ken Brady 72-65 | judge: Suthee Prom Jara 73-65
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1975-05-16Ron Lyle30-2-1
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO1115
time: 1:08 | referee: Ferd Hernandez | judge: Bill Kipp 43-49 | judge: Art Lurie 45-46 | judge: John Mangriciana 46-46
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
1975-03-24Chuck Wepner30-9-2
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USAWTKO1515
time: 2:41 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Jackie Keough 136-129 | judge: Sam Taormina 138-129
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
Ali down in the 9th.
1974-10-30George Foreman40-0-0
Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic Of The)WKO815
time: 2:58 | referee: Zach Clayton 68-66 | judge: Nourridine Adalla 70-67 | judge: James Taylor 69-66
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
Scorecards in rounds: Zach Clayton 4-2-1 Ali, Nourridine Adalla 3-0-4 Ali, and James Taylor 4-1-2 Ali. 1974 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year
1974-01-28Joe Frazier30-1-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1212
referee: Tony Perez 6-5 | judge: Tony Castellano 7-4 | judge: Jack Gordon 8-4
NABF heavyweight title
1973-10-20Rudi Lubbers21-1-0
Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, IndonesiaWUD1212
referee: Enrique Jimenez | judge: Lim Kee Chan 60-45 | judge: Leon Johannes 59-52 | judge: Chris Scinneder 60-40
1973-09-10Ken Norton30-1-0
Forum, Inglewood, California, USAWSD1212
referee: Dick Young 7-5 | judge: John Thomas 6-5 | judge: George Latka 5-6
NABF heavyweight title
1973-03-31Ken Norton29-1-0
Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USALSD1212
referee: Frank Rustich 4-7 | judge: Hal Rickards 4-5 | judge: Fred Hayes 6-5
NABF heavyweight title
Ali suffered a broken jaw during this bout.
1973-02-14Joe Bugner43-4-1
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1212
referee: Buddy Basilico | judge: Roland Dakin 57-54 | judge: Lou Tabat 56-53 | judge: Ralph Mosa 57-52
1972-11-21Bob Foster49-5-0
Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada, USAWKO812
time: 0:40 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Wally Rusk | judge: Anthony Smercina | judge: Bill Stremmell
NABF heavyweight title
Foster was knocked down four times in the 5th, twice in the 7th, and for the count in the 8th.
1972-09-20Floyd Patterson55-7-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWRTD715
time: 3:00 | referee: Arthur Mercante 6-1 | judge: Jack Gordon 4-2 | judge: Tony Castellano 3-3
NABF heavyweight title
Fight stopped on cuts and swelling around Patterson's eyes
1972-07-19Alvin Blue Lewis26-4-0
Croke Park, Dublin, IrelandWTKO1112
time: 1:15 | referee: Lew Eskin
Lewis was floored in round 5
1972-06-27Jerry Quarry43-5-4
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO712
time: 0:19 | referee: Mike Kaplan | judge: Art Lurie 30-25 | judge: Ralph Mosa 30-25 | judge: Bill Kipp 30-24
NABF heavyweight title
1972-05-01George Chuvalo66-17-2
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWUD1212
referee: Dave Brown 59-51 | judge: Tommy Paonessa 60-46 | judge: Tommy Keyes 58-51
NABF heavyweight title
1972-04-01Mac Foster28-1-0
Nihon Budokan, Tokyo, JapanWUD1515
referee: J.E. Crowder 73-65 | judge: Takeo Ugo 75-67 | judge: Hiroyuki Tezaki 74-66
1971-12-26Juergen Blin27-9-6
Hallenstadion Arena, Zurich, SwitzerlandWKO712
time: 2:12 | referee: Sepp Suter | judge: Teddy Waltham
1971-11-17Buster Mathis29-2-0
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1212
referee: Chris Jordan 118-105 | judge: Ernie Taylor 118-104 | judge: Earl Keel 119-108
NABF heavyweight title
Mathis was knocked down twice in the 11th, and twice more in the 12th.
1971-07-26Jimmy Ellis30-6-0
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO1212
time: 2:10 | referee: Jay Edson 110-93 | judge: Earl Keel 108-102 | judge: Ernie Taylor 107-104
vacant NABF heavyweight title
1971-03-08Joe Frazier26-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Arthur Mercante | judge: Artie Aidala 6-9 | judge: Bill Recht 4-11 | judge: Arthur Mercante 6-8
WBC heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
Ali down in rd 15. 1971 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year
1970-12-07Oscar Bonavena46-6-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO1515
time: 2:03 | referee: Mark Conn | judge: Joe Eppy | judge: Jack Bloom
NABF heavyweight title
Bonavena knocked down three times in the 15th, forcing an automatic stoppage. Scoring at the time of the stoppage: 12-2, 10-3-1, 8-5-1 all for Ali.
1970-10-26Jerry Quarry37-4-4
City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWTKO315
referee: Tony Perez | judge: Lew Eskin | judge: Bill Graham
Fight stopped due to Quarry cut.
1967-03-22Zora Folley74-7-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO715
time: 1:48 | referee: Johnny LoBianco | judge: Frank Forbes | judge: Tony Castellano
WBA World heavyweight title
Due to legal troubles, Ali would not fight for the next three years.
He officially retired on 1970-02-01 to allow the winner of the upcoming Joe Frazier-Jimmy Ellis unification bout to be considered the undisputed champion

1967-02-06Ernie Terrell39-4-0
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1515
referee: Harry Kessler 148-137 | judge: Jimmy Webb 148-133 | judge: Ernie Taylor 148-137
WBA World heavyweight title
1966-11-14Cleveland Williams65-5-1
Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USAWTKO315
time: 1:08 | referee: Harry Kessler
World Heavyweight Title
1966-09-10Karl Mildenberger49-2-3
Waldstadion/Radrennbahn, Frankfurt, Hessen, GermanyWTKO1215
time: 1:30 | referee: Teddy Waltham | judge: Herr Olert | judge: Nat Fleischer
World Heavyweight Title
1966-08-06Brian London35-13-0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWKO315x3
time: 1:40 | referee: Harry Gibbs
World Heavyweight Title
1966-05-21Henry Cooper33-11-1
Arsenal Football Stadium, Highbury, London, United KingdomWTKO615x3
time: 1:38 | referee: George Smith
World Heavyweight Title
A bad cut over Cooper's left eye forced stoppage.

1966-03-29George Chuvalo34-11-2
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWUD1515
referee: Jackie Silvers 73-65 | judge: Tony Canzano 74-63 | judge: Jackie Johnstone 74-62
World Heavyweight Title
1965-11-22Floyd Patterson43-4-0
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO1215
time: 2:18 | referee: Harold Krause 53-46 | judge: Harold Buck 54-45 | judge: Bill Stremmell 53-43
World Heavyweight Title
1965-05-25Sonny Liston35-2-0
St. Dominic's Hall, Lewiston, Maine, USAWKO115
time: 2:12 | referee: Jersey Joe Walcott | judge: Coley Wallace | judge: Russ Leonard | judge: Joe Colvin
World Heavyweight Title
Attendance: 2,434

1964-02-25Sonny Liston35-1-0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWRTD615
referee: Barney Felix 57-57 | judge: Bernie Lovett 56-58 | judge: Gus Jacobson 58-56
World Heavyweight Title
Liston retired on his stool citing an injured shoulder
After this fight Cassius Clay changed his name to Cassius X and then to Muhammad Ali.
1964 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine

1963-06-18Henry Cooper27-8-1
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United KingdomWTKO510x3
time: 2:15 | referee: Tommy Little
Clay was knocked down in the 4th round. Cooper was stopped on cuts the following round.
1963-03-13Doug Jones21-3-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Joe LoScalzo 8-1 | judge: Frank Forbes 5-4 | judge: Artie Aidala 5-4
1963-01-24Charlie Powell23-6-3
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
time: 2:04 | referee: Ernie Sesto
1962-11-15Archie Moore184-22-10
Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO412
time: 1:35 | referee: Tommy Hart
~ Moore was knocked down three times in the 4th. ~
1962-07-20Alejandro Lavorante19-3-0
Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO510
time: 1:48 | referee: Tommy Hart
1962-05-19Billy Daniels16-0-0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York, New York, USAWTKO710
time: 2:21 | referee: Mark Conn
Daniels got cut in the second round which eventually stopped the fight.
1962-04-23George Logan22-7-1
Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO410
time: 1:34 | referee: Lee Grossman
1962-02-28Don Warner12-6-2
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO410
time: 0:34 | referee: Cy Gottfried
1962-02-10Sonny Banks10-2-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO410
time: 0:26 | referee: Ruby Goldstein | judge: Frank Forbes | judge: Joe Agnello
~ Clay was knocked down in the 1st round, Banks was knocked down in the 2nd. ~
1961-11-29Willi Besmanoff44-27-7
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWTKO710
time: 1:55 | referee: Don Asbury
~ Besmanoff was knocked down twice in the 7th. ~
1961-10-07Alex Miteff24-10-1
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWTKO610
time: 1:45 | referee: Don Asbury
1961-07-22Alonzo Johnson18-7-0
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWUD1010
referee: Don Asbury 50-44 | judge: Warwick Edwards 48-45 | judge: Walter Beck 48-47
1961-06-26Duke Sabedong15-11-1
Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Harold Krause 50-34 | judge: John Romero 50-38 | judge: Dick Kanellis 49-43
Sabedong penalized 2 points for hitting on the break.
1961-04-19LaMar Clark43-2-0
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO210
time: 1:27
1961-02-21Donnie Fleeman34-11-1
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWRTD68
referee: Bill Regan 60-49 | judge: Stuart Winston 60-52 | judge: Barry Pearlman 60-50
Fight stopped due to Fleeman rib injury after Round 6.
1961-02-07Jimmy Robinson3-3-0
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWKO18
time: 1:34
Robinson was a last minute substitute for Willie Gulatt, who failed to appear.
1961-01-17Tony Esperti9-5-2
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO38
time: 1:30 | referee: Mike Kaplan
1960-12-27Herb Siler2-1-0
Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWTKO48
time: 1:00
1960-10-29Tunney Hunsaker15-9-1
Freedom Hall State Fairground, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWUD66
referee: Paul Matchuny 30-19 | judge: Sidney Baer 30-24 | judge: Walter Beck 30-23
Pro debut for Olympic Light Heavyweight Goldmedallist Cassius Clay.

 
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