Muhammad Ali vs. Alvin Lewis

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Ali lands a right against Lewis

1972-07-19 : Muhammad Ali 217½ lbs beat Alvin Blue Lewis 223½ lbs by TKO at 1:15 in round 11 of 12

  • Location: Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Referee: Lew Eskin

Notes

  • Lewis was a former Ali sparring partner.
  • Ali dropped Lewis with a right hand late in the fifth round. Lewis got up at the count of nine and then the bell rang. It was the only knockdown of the fight. Ali's trainer, Angelo Dundee, complained that Lewis got a long count and was down for 22 seconds.
  • The referee stopped the fight in the eleventh round, as Ali was putting on a dancing and jabbing exhibition and Lewis was unsteady on rubbery legs.