Muhammad Ali vs. Jimmy Young

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1976-04-30 : Muhammad Ali 230 lbs beat Jimmy Young 209 lbs by UD in round 15 of 15


  • Young ducked outside the ring ropes six times when pressured by Ali. When Young did it in the 12th round, the referee ruled it a knockdown and began to count. Young pulled his head back into the ring at the count of two. [1]
  • The decision was loudly booed.
  • The Associated Press scored the fight 69-66 for Young. [2]

Post-Fight Quotes

  • "I weigh 230 pounds, just what I weigh when I'm in terrible shape. I'm 34 and I'm telling you what I did was a miracle, going 15 rounds and beating that young man. I've been eating too much pie, too much ice cream. You wouldn't believe the things I do in training." - Muhammad Ali
  • "The reason I kept ducking through the ropes, seriously, was to take some of the pressure off me." - Jimmy Young [3]