Muhammad Ali vs. Brian London

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1966-08-06 : Muhammad Ali 209½ lbs beat Brian London 201½ lbs by KO at 1:40 in round 3 of 15

  • Location: Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
  • Referee: Harry Gibbs

Notes

  • Ali was guaranteed $252,000 plus a percentage of the TV revenue. London made about $112,000.
  • Ali was a 15 to 1 betting favorite.
  • There was a crowd of about 13,000.
  • In the third round, Ali backed London into a corner and unleashed a flurry of punches that put him down for the count.
  • This was Ali's last fight under his managerial contract with the Louisville Sponsoring Group. He chose not to renew the contract, and Herbert Muhammad became his manager.

Post-Fight Quote

  • "I'd like a return, but only if you put a 50-pound weight on each ankle." - Brian London