Muhammad Ali vs. Karl Mildenberger
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1966-09-10 : Muhammad Ali 204¼ lbs beat Karl Mildenberger 195 lbs by TKO at 1:30 in round 12 of 15
- Location: Waldstadion/Radrennbahn, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
- Referee: Teddy Waltham
- Judge: Herr Olert
- Judge: Nat Fleischer
- World Heavyweight Title
- Ali's sixth defense of the title.
- The first heavyweight title bout ever held in Germany.
- They wore six-ounce British gloves.
- Mildenberger was the first southpaw to fight for the World Heavyweight Title.
- Questioned in 1973, Ali said that Mildenberger, not Frazier, was his most difficult opponent to date.
- Introduced in the ring prior to the bout were former Heavyweight Champions Max Schmeling, Joe Louis, and Ingemar Johansson.
- Mildenberger's left eye was badly cut in the sixth round and almost completely closed by the eighth round.
- Mildenberger was knocked down in rounds five, eight, and ten.
- Referee Teddy Waltham of Britain stopped the bout at 1:28 of the 12th round to protect Mildenberger from further punishment.