Muhammad Ali vs. Alvin Lewis

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Ali lands a right against Lewis

Muhammad Ali 218 lbs beat Alvin Blue Lewis 224 lbs by TKO at 1:15 in round 11 of 12

  • Date: 1972-07-19
  • Location: Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Referee: Lew Eskin


  • 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. you tube whole fight.