A great knockout as the legendary was known in professional boxing, Muhammad Ali, he also had his difficult days in the ring. Not all were triumph
A great knockout as the legendary was known in professional boxing, Muhammad Ali, he also had his difficult days in the ring. Not all were triumphs in his passage through professionalism, there was a rival that made him tremble and took him to the canvas for the first time in his career.
Ali was the lord and master of heavyweights, but he ran into a wall. it was Joe Frazier who won the first bout by dropping Ali with his famous left hook in the 15th and final round, and winning a unanimous decision to take him. championship undisputed heavyweight.
With trampled pride, Ali sought the second fight against Frazier, based on the Madison Square Garden, won by decision by Ali, but in itself before the fans the fight was not the best as it was the first fight.
The third was “Thrilla in Manilla”, a brutal fight that Muhammad Ali won by TKO when Frazier did not start in the 15th round, and that accelerated the end of their careers.
With this trilogy, Muhammed Ali was left with two wins but suffered what would be his only painful defeat where he was taken to the canvas and historically this made a dent in professional boxing, since Ali was considered one of the fighters with the most endurance. of his decade.
Muhammad Ali had a record 56 wins, 37 by knockout, 19 by decision, 5 losses, 4 decisions and one loss via knockout thanks to Joe Frazier’s left hook.
In the ring he was 23 times world champion in addition to having achieved the Olympic gold in Rome 1960 for the United States.