Muhammad Ali vs. Archie Moore

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Clay puts Moore down in round four
Clay in his dressing room before the fight

Archie Moore 191 lbs lost to Muhammad Ali 204 lbs by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12


  • Clay was a 3 to 1 favorite.
  • Moore turned professional seven years before Clay was born.
  • The fight was shown on closed-circuit television in 53 cities.
  • A capacity Sports Arena crowd of 16,200 paid a gate of $165,400.
  • Moore's purse was $75,000 and Clay's was $40,000.
  • Clay predicted he would stop Moore in four rounds.
  • Moore was knocked down three times in the fourth round.


  • "Don't block the aisle and don't block the door. You will all go home after round four." - Clay before the fight
  • "The only way I'll fall in four is by toppling over Clay's prostrate form." - Moore before the fight
  • "I don't give myself much credit for beating him. He's an old man." - Clay after the fight
  • "Cassius proved that he was everything I thought he wasn't. I had hoped to stay close to him, wear him down, but it didn't work." - Moore after the fight

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