Muhammad Ali

56 5 0
37 KOs 1 KOs
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 61
rounds 548
KOs 60.66%
career 1960-1981
debut 1960-12-27

ID# 000180
birth name Cassius Marcellus Clay
sex male
alias The Greatest
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach 78″   /   198cm
residence Louisville, Kentucky, USA
birth place Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Boxing Pro 61 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1981-12-11 Trevor Berbick 19 2 1
Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, Nassau
L-UD
ref: Zach Clayton   Alonzo Butler 94-97   Jay Edson 94-99   Clyde Gray 94-99
1980-10-02 Larry Holmes 35 0 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
L-RTD
3:00    ref: Richard Green   Duane Ford 89-100   Chuck Minker 90-100   Richard Steele 90-100

1978-09-15 Leon Spinks 7 0 1
Superdome, New Orleans
W-UD
ref: Lucien Joubert 10-4   Ernie Cojoe 10-4   Herman Preis 11-4

Attendance: 63, 350.
Ali announced his retirement on June 27, 1979, and the WBA title was declared vacant.
1978-02-15 Leon Spinks 6 0 1
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
L-SD
ref: Davey Pearl   Harold Buck 141-144   Art Lurie 143-142   Lou Tabat 140-145

Spinks subsequently stripped of WBC title as he chose to fight Muhammad Ali instead of #1 contender Ken Norton
1977-09-29 Earnie Shavers 54 5 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Johnny LoBianco 9-5   Tony Castellano 9-6   Eva Shain 9-6

1977-05-16 Alfredo Evangelista 14 1 1
Capitol Center, Landover
W-UD
ref: Harry Cecchini 71-65   Ray Klingmeyer 72-64   Terry Moore 72-64

1976-09-28 Ken Norton 37 3 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
W-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 8-6   Harold Lederman 8-7   Barney Smith 8-7

1976-05-24 Richard Dunn 33 9 0
Olympiahalle, Munich
W-TKO

1976-04-30 Jimmy Young 17 4 2
Capitol Center, Landover
W-UD
ref: Tom Kelly 72-65   Larry Barrett 70-68   Terry Moore 71-64

1976-02-20 Jean Pierre Coopman 24 3 0
Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan
W-KO

1975-10-01 Joe Frazier 32 2 0
Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City
W-RTD
3:00    ref: Carlos Padilla 66-60   Larry Nadayag 66-62   Alfredo Quiazon 67-62

Fight known as "The Thrilla in Manila" -- weigh-in was 5 days in advance of bout
1975 Fight of the Year - Ring Magazine
1975-06-30 Joe Bugner 51 6 1
Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
W-UD
ref: Takeo Ugo 73-67   Ken Brady 72-65   Suthee Prom Jara 73-65

1975-05-16 Ron Lyle 30 2 1
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-TKO
1:08    ref: Ferd Hernandez   Bill Kipp 43-49   Art Lurie 45-46   John Mangriciana 46-46

1975-03-24 Chuck Wepner 31 9 2
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield
W-TKO
2:41    ref: Tony Perez 135-130   Jackie Keough 136-129   Sam Taormina 138-129

Ali down in the 9th.
1974-10-30 George Foreman 40 0 0
Stade du 20 Mai, Kinshasa
W-KO
2:58    ref: Zach Clayton 68-66   Nourridine Adalla 70-67   James Taylor 69-66

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
1974-01-28 Joe Frazier 30 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Tony Perez 6-5   Tony Castellano 7-4   Jack Gordon 8-4

1973-10-20 Rudi Lubbers 21 1 0
Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
W-UD
ref: Enrique Jimenez   Lim Kee Chan 60-45   Leon Johannes 59-52   Chris Scinneder 60-40
1973-09-10 Ken Norton 30 1 0
Forum, Inglewood
W-SD
ref: Dick Young 7-5   George Latka 5-6   John Thomas 6-5

1973-03-31 Ken Norton 29 1 0
Sports Arena, San Diego
L-SD
ref: Frank Rustich 4-7   Fred Hayes 6-5   Hal Rickards 4-5

Ali suffered a broken jaw during this bout.
1973-02-14 Joe Bugner 43 4 1
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-UD
ref: Buddy Basilico   Roland Dakin 57-54   Ralph Mosa 57-52   Lou Tabat 56-53
1972-11-21 Bob Foster 49 5 0
Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline
W-KO
0:40    ref: Mills Lane   Wally Rusk 35-28   Anthony Smercina 35-27   Bill Stremmell 35-27

Foster was knocked down four times in the 5th, twice in the 7th, and for the count in the 8th.
1972-09-20 Floyd Patterson 55 7 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-RTD
3:00    ref: Arthur Mercante 6-1   Tony Castellano 3-3   Jack Gordon 4-2

Fight stopped on cuts and swelling around Patterson's eyes
1972-07-19 Alvin Blue Lewis 26 4 0
Croke Park, Dublin
W-TKO
1:15    ref: Lew Eskin
Lewis was floored in round 5
1972-06-27 Jerry Quarry 43 5 4
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-TKO
0:19    ref: Mike Kaplan   Bill Kipp 30-24   Art Lurie 30-25   Ralph Mosa 30-25

1972-05-01 George Chuvalo 66 17 2
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
W-UD
ref: Dave Brown 59-51   Tommy Keyes 58-51   Tommy Paonessa 60-46

1972-04-01 Mac Foster 28 1 0
Nippon Budokan
W-UD
ref: JE Crowder 73-65   Hiroyuki Tezaki 74-66   Takeo Ugo 75-67
1971-12-26 Juergen Blin 27 9 6
Hallenstadion, Zurich
W-KO
2:12    ref: Sepp Suter   Bruno Vasina   Teddy Waltham   Artur Werner
1971-11-17 Buster Mathis 29 2 0
Astrodome, Houston
W-UD
ref: Chris Jordan 118-105   Earl Keel 119-108   Ernie Taylor 118-104

Mathis was knocked down twice in the 11th, and twice more in the 12th.
1971-07-26 Jimmy Ellis 30 6 0
Astrodome, Houston
W-TKO
2:10    ref: Jay Edson 110-102   Earl Keel 108-102   Ernie Taylor 107-104


1971-03-08 Joe Frazier 26 0 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
ref: Arthur Mercante 6-8   Artie Aidala 6-9   Bill Recht 4-11

Ali down in round 15
1970-12-07 Oscar Bonavena 46 6 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
2:03    ref: Mark Conn 12-2   Jack Bloom 8-5   Joe Eppy 10-3
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.
1970-10-26 Jerry Quarry 37 4 4
City Auditorium, Atlanta
W-RTD
3:00    ref: Tony Perez 3-0   Lew Eskin 3-0   Bill Graham 3-0
Fight stopped due to Quarry cut.
1967-03-22 Zora Folley 74 7 4
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-KO
1:48    ref: Johnny LoBianco 4-2   Tony Castellano 3-3   Frank Forbes 4-2

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
1967-02-06 Ernie Terrell 39 4 0
Astrodome, Houston
W-UD
ref: Harry Kessler 148-137   Ernie Taylor 148-137   Jimmy Webb 148-133

1966-11-14 Cleveland Williams 69 5 2
Astrodome, Houston
W-TKO
1:08    ref: Harry Kessler 20-16   Ernie Taylor 20-16   Jimmy Webb 20-16

1966-09-10 Karl Mildenberger 49 2 3
Waldstadion/Radrennbahn, Frankfurt
W-TKO
1:30    ref: Teddy Waltham 7-2   Nat Fleischer 8-3   Felix Ohlert 6-2

1966-08-06 Brian London 35 13 0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington
W-KO
1:40    ref: Harry Gibbs 2-0

According to the weigh-in report in the UK newspapers, London was 14st 4 1/2lbs, 9lbs lighter than Ali.
1966-05-21 Henry Cooper 33 11 1
Arsenal Football Stadium, Highbury
W-TKO
1:38    ref: George Smith

A bad cut over Cooper's left eye forced stoppage; Attendance 45, 973
1966-03-29 George Chuvalo 34 11 2
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
W-UD
ref: Jackie Silvers 73-65   Tony Canzano 74-63   Jackie Johnston 74-62

Chuvalo reportedly took this bout on 17 days' notice.
1965-11-22 Floyd Patterson 43 4 0
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-TKO
2:18    ref: Harold Krause 53-46   Harold Buck 54-45   Bill Stremmell 53-43

1965-05-25 Sonny Liston 35 2 0
Central Maine Civic Center, Lewiston
W-KO
2:12    ref: Jersey Joe Walcott   Joe Colvin   Russ Leonard   Coley Wallace

Attendance: 2, 434
1964-02-25 Sonny Liston 35 1 0
Convention Center, Miami Beach
W-RTD
3:00    ref: Barney Felix 57-57   Gus Jacobson 59-56   Bunny Lovett 56-58

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 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.
1963-06-18 Henry Cooper 27 8 1
Wembley Stadium, Wembley
W-TKO
2:15    ref: Tommy Little
Clay was knocked down in the 4th round. Cooper was stopped on cuts the following round.
1963-03-13 Doug Jones 21 3 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-UD
ref: Joe LoScalzo 8-1   Artie Aidala 5-4   Frank Forbes 5-4
1963-01-24 Charlie Powell 23 6 3
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh
W-KO
2:04    ref: Ernie Sesto
1962-11-15 Archie Moore 185 22 10
Sports Arena, Los Angeles
W-TKO
1:35    ref: Tommy Hart 30-27   Lee Grossman 30-27   George Latka 30-27
Moore was knocked down three times in the 4th.
1962-07-20 Alejandro Lavorante 19 3 0
Sports Arena, Los Angeles
W-KO
1:48    ref: Tommy Hart
1962-05-19 Billy Daniels 16 0 0
St. Nicholas Arena, New York
W-TKO
2:21    ref: Mark Conn 5-1   Artie Aidala 4-2   Leo Birnbaum 4-2
Daniels cut in the 2nd round which eventually led to the stoppage.
1962-04-23 George Logan 24 7 1
Sports Arena, Los Angeles
W-TKO
1:34    ref: Lee Grossman
1962-02-28 Don Warner 12 6 2
Convention Center, Miami Beach
W-TKO
0:34    ref: Cy Gottfried
1962-02-10 Sonny Banks 10 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-TKO
0:26    ref: Ruby Goldstein   Joe Agnello   Frank Forbes
~ Clay was knocked down in the 1st round, Banks was knocked down in the 2nd. ~
1961-11-29 Willi Besmanoff 44 27 7
Freedom Hall, Louisville
W-TKO
1:55    ref: Don Asbury
Besmanoff down twice in the 7th round.
1961-10-07 Alex Miteff 24 10 1
Freedom Hall, Louisville
W-TKO
1:45    ref: Don Asbury 24-22   Walter Beck 23-24   Bill Cook 25-21
1961-07-22 Alonzo Johnson 18 7 0
Freedom Hall, Louisville
W-UD
ref: Don Asbury 50-44   Walter Beck 48-47   Harlow Edwards 48-45
1961-06-26 Duke Sabedong 15 11 1
Convention Center, Las Vegas
W-UD
ref: Harold Krause 50-34   Dick Kanellis 49-43   John Romero 50-38
Sabedong penalized 2 points for hitting on the break.
1961-04-19 LaMar Clark 43 2 0
Freedom Hall, Louisville
W-KO
1:27    ref: Don Asbury
1961-02-21 Donnie Fleeman 35 11 1
Auditorium, Miami Beach
W-RTD
ref: Bill Regan 60-49   Barry Pearlman 60-50   Stuart Winston 60-52
Fight stopped due to Fleeman rib injury after Round 6.
1961-02-07 Jimmy Robinson 6 6 2
Convention Center, Miami Beach
W-KO
1:34    
Robinson was a last minute substitute for Willie Gullatt, who failed to appear. Robinson's record going into this fight was listed as 7-6-2.
1961-01-17 Tony Esperti 9 5 2
Auditorium, Miami Beach
W-TKO
1:30    ref: Mike Kaplan
1960-12-27 Herb Siler 5 1 0
Auditorium, Miami Beach
W-TKO
1960-10-29 Tunney Hunsaker 17 9 1
Freedom Hall, Louisville
W-UD
ref: Paul Matchuny 30-19   Sidney Baer 30-24   Walter Beck 30-23
Pro debut for Olympic Light Heavyweight Gold medallist Cassius Clay.