Muhammad Ali
(Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.)
(the "Louisville Lip")

BORN   January 17 1942; Louisville, Kentucky
HEIGHT 6-3
WEIGHT 188-236 1/2 lbs
MANAGER Herbert Muhammad
TRAINER Angelo Dundee

Clay/Ali was one of the smoothest and most natural boxers of all time; His hands were lightning fast and he was practically impossible to hit cleanly during his early career; Later, when he was heavier and stronger, he proved he could still prevail; Clay/Ali won the Heavyweight Championship three times

As a boxer, he made mistakes but with his unbelievable speed was able to still win, primarily with jabs and combinations which took their toll; He could judge distances within an inch, was game, had a great chin and could take punishment

When he first hit the scene, he called himself "The Greatest" and people scoffed; Today, the majority of boxing fans consider him to be "The Greatest"

Herb Goldman ranked Clay/Ali as the #1 All-Time Heavyweight; Clay/Ali was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

*** SOME AMATEUR BOUTS ***

1957
Oct 26 Don Hall                   Louisville, Ky                   KO  4

1958
Feb 10 Roger Stinnett             Louisville, Ky                    W   
          -Louisville Golden Gloves light-Heavyweight Championship
Feb 25 Alex Watt                  Chicago, Il                       W   
Feb 25 Francis Turley             Chicago, Il                       W   
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Feb 26 Kent Green                 Chicago, Il                      LK  2
          -Western Golden Gloves Light-Heavyweight Quarter-Finals

1959
Feb 18 Charles Dobbins            Louisville, Ky                    W   
          -Louisville Golden Gloves light-Heavyweight Championship
Mar  3 Junie Hall                 Chicago, Il                      KO  2
Mar  4 Willie McMillan            Chicago, Il                       W   
Mar  4 Cliff Murkey               Chicago, Il                       W   
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar 11 Jeff Davis                 Chicago, Il                       W   
          -Western Golden Gloves Light-Heavyweight Quarter-Finals
Mar 25 Tony Madigan               Chicago, Il                       W   
          -National Golden Gloves Light-Heavyweight Championship,
           Chicago vs. New York Intercity,
           Western vs. Eastern Champions
Apr  2 Reginald Brown             Toledo, Oh                       KO  3
Apr  3 Art Toombs                 Toledo, Oh                        W   
Apr  3 Lindy Lindmoser            Toledo, Oh                        W   
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Apr  4 Johnny Powell              Toledo, Oh                        W   
          -National AAU Light-Heavyweight Championship
Apr 28 Leroy Bogar                Madison, Wi                      KO  2
Apr 29 James Jackson              Madison, Wi                       W   
Apr 30 Amos Johnson               Madison, Wi                       L   
          -Pan-American Games Light-Heavyweight Trials
Oct 28 Harold Coleman             Louisville, Ky                    W   

1960
Feb  1 William Page               Louisville, Ky                   KO  3
Feb  3 Asia Page                  Louisville, Ky                   KO  1
Feb  4 Ronnie Craddock            Louisville, Ky                   KO  2
          -Louisville Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship
Mar  1 John Wilson                Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Mar  1 Henry Harris Jr.           Chicago, Il                      KO  3
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar  2 Bill Nielsen               Chicago, Il                       W   
Mar  2 Al Jenkins                 Chicago, Il                       W    
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Mar  9 Jimmy Jones                Chicago, Il                       W   
          -Western Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship
Mar 21 Gary Jawish                New York, NY                     KO  3
          -National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship,
           Chicago vs. New York Intercity,
           Western vs. Eastern Champions
Apr  7 Joe Reynolds               Toledo, Oh                        W   
Apr  8 Ray Whetstone              Toledo, Oh                       KO  2
Apr  9 Billy Joiner               Toledo, Oh                        W   
Apr  9 Jeff Davis                 Toledo, Oh                       KO  2
          -National AAU Light-Heavyweight Championship;
         The previous 2 bouts were held the same date

Apr 14 Roy Ector                  Louisville, Ky                   KO  3
Apr 15 Fred Walden                Louisville, Ky                   KO  3
Apr 16 Charles Hannah             Louisville, Ky                   KO  2
          -Eastern Regional Olympic Light-Heavyweight Trials
May 18 Henry Cooper               San Francisco, Ca                KO  3
       -Some sources report "Henry Hooper"
May 19 Fred Lewis                 San Francisco, Ca                 W   
May 20 Allen Hudson               San Francisco, Ca                KO  3
          -Olympic Light-Heavyweight Trials
Aug 30 Yvon Becaus (Belgium)      Rome, It                         KO  2
Sep  1 Guennadii Shatkov (USSR)   Rome, It                          W   
Sep  3 Tony Madigan (Australia)   Rome, It                          W   
Sep  5 Zbigniew Pietrzykowski     Rome, It                          W   
       -Pietrzykowski was from Poland;
        The previous 4 bouts were part of the Olympic 
           Light-Heavyweight Championship Competition


*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1960
Oct 29 Tunney Hunsaker            Louisville, Ky                    W  6
Dec 27 Herb Siler                 Miami Beach, Fl                  KO  4
1961
Jan 17 Tony Esperti               Miami Beach, Fl                  KO  3
Feb  6 Ingemar Johansson          Miami Beach, Fl                  EX  2
Feb  7 Jim Robinson               Miami Beach, Fl                  KO  1
Feb 21 Donnie Fleeman             Miami Beach, Fl                  KO  7
Apr 19 Lamar Clark                Louisville, Ky                   KO  2
Jun 26 Duke Sabedong              Las Vegas, Nv                     W 10
Jul 22 Alonzo Johnson             Louisville, Ky                    W 10
Oct  7 Alex Miteff                Louisville, Ky                   KO  6
Nov 29 Willi Besmanoff            Louisville, Ky                   KO  7
 
1962
Feb 19 Sonny Banks                New York, NY                     KO  4
Mar 28 Don Warner                 Miami Beach, Fl                  KO  4
Apr 23 George Logan               Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  6
May 19 Billy Daniels              New York, NY                     KO  7
Jul 20 Alejandro Lavorante        Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  5
Nov 15 Archie Moore               Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  4
 
1963
Jan 24 Charlie Powell             Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  3
Mar 13 Doug Jones                 New York, NY                      W 10
Jun 18 Henry Cooper               London, Eng                      KO  5
 
1964
       -Read Cassius Clay's prediction for the Liston Fight
Feb 25 Charles "Sonny" Liston     Miami Beach, Fl                  TK  7
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
          -Following the Liston fight, Clay briefly adopted the name,
           "Cassius X"; In March, he changed his name to "Muhammad Ali"
 
1965
May 25 Charles "Sonny" Liston     Lewiston, Me                     KO  1
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul 28 Cody Jones                 Belize, British Honduras         EX  4
Jul 31 Jimmy Ellis                San Juan, PR                     EX  3
Jul 31 Cody Jones                 San Juan, PR                     EX  3
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 14 an unnamed opponent        Saterdalen, Sweden               EX   
Aug 16 Cody Jones                 Goteborg, Sweden                 EX  2
Aug 16 Jimmy Ellis                Goteborg, Sweden                 EX  2
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Aug 20 Jimmy Ellis                London, Eng                      EX  4
Aug 20 Cody Jones                 Paisley, Scotland                EX  4
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Oct 28 an unnamed opponent        Freeport, Bahamas                EX   
Nov 22 Floyd Patterson            Las Vegas, Nv                    KO 12
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World

1966
Mar 29 George Chuvalo             Toronto, Ont, Can                 W 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
May 21 Henry Cooper               London, Eng                      KO  6
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Aug  6 Brian London               London, Eng                      KO  3
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
Aug 23 -Ali petitioned the Selective Servce for an 
           exemption from Military Service; He signed
           as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., aka Muhammad
           Ali, Special Field Minister, the Lost Nation
           of Islam; His request is denied
 
Sep 10 Karl Mildenberger          Frankfurt, Germany               KO 12
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Oct 27 Doug Jones                 Louisville, Ky                   EX  6
Nov 14 Cleveland Williams         Houston, Tx                      KO  3
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
1967
Feb  6 Ernie Terrell              Houston, Tx                       W 15
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World

Mar  6 -Ali's A-1 draft classification upheld
 
Mar 22 Zora Folley                New York, NY                     KO  7
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
Apr 28 -Ali refused induction into the United States Army;
           The state of New York revoked his license to box    
           as did many others
May  8 -Ali is indicted for draft evasion by a Federal Grand
           Jury
 
Jun 15 Alvin "Blue" Lewis         Detroit, Mi                      EX  3
Jun 15 Orvill Qualls              Detroit, Mi                      EX  3
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
 
Jun 20 -A jury  for the United States District Court 
           for the Southern District of Texas, Houston
           Division, returned a verdict of guilty against
           Ali on the charge of violating the Universal
           Military Training and Sevice Act because of 
           his refusal to be inducted; Judge Joe Ingraham
           sentenced him to a term 5 years of imprisonment
           and a fine of $10,000; Ali appealed the next 
           day and was released on bond 
 
1970
Feb  1 -Ali officially retired and vacated the title;
           This assured that the winner of the Joe Frazier
           vs. Jimmy Ellis "unification" bout would be 
           considered the undisputed heavyweight champion
 
Sep 11 -Ali announced that he had signed to fight Jerry Quarry 
           in Georgia, which had no state commission;
           At the time, Ali's conviction for draft evasion 
           was on appeal to the United States Supreme Court;
           Meanwhile, Ali had won a separate Federal Court
           action that held the New York State Athletic 
           Commission's refusal to give Ali a license was
           arbitrary and capricious and contrary to law;
           The Commission did not appeal that ruling
 
Sep    Rufus Braswell                                              EX  2
Sep    Johnny Hudgins                                              EX  2 
Sep    George Hill                                                 EX  4
       -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Oct 26 Jerry Quarry               Atlanta, Ga                      KO  3
Dec  7 Oscar "Ringo" Bonavena     New York, NY                     TK 15
Dec 30 -Ali signed to fight Joe Frazier in Mar 1971
 
1971
Mar  8 Joe Frazier                New York, NY                      L 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 25 J.D. McCauley              Dayton, Oh                       EX  2
Jun 25 Eddie Brooks               Dayton, Oh                       EX  3
Jun 25 Rufus Brassell             Dayton, Oh                       EX  3
       -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date 
Jun 28 -The United States Supreme Court reversed
           Ali's draft evasion conviction
Jun 30 Alex Mack                  Charleston, SC                   EX  3
Jun 30 Eddie Brooks               Charleston, SC                   EX  4
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date 
Jul 26 Jimmy Ellis                Houston, Tx                      KO 12
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Aug 21 Lancer Johnson             Caracas, Venezuela               EX  4
Aug 21 Eddie Brooks               Caracas, Venezuela               EX  4
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date 
Aug 23 Lancer Johnson             Port of Spain, Trinidad          EX  4
Aug 23 Eddie Brooks               Port of Spain, Trinidad          EX  2
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date 
Nov  6 James Summerville          Buenos Aires, Argentina          EX  5
Nov  6 Miguel Paez                Buenos Aires, Argentina          EX  5
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date 
Nov 17 Buster Mathis              Houston, Tx                       W 12
Oct 19 an unnamed opponent        in England                       EX  8
Dec 26 Jurgen Blin                Zurich, Switzerland              KO  7
 
1972
Jan 28 an unnamed opponent        Vancouver, BC, Can               EX 10
Feb 18 Al Migliorato              Pittsburgh, Pa                   EX  4
Apr  1 Mac Foster                 Tokyo, Japan                      W 15
May  1 George Chuvalo             Vancouver, BC, Can                W 12
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Jun 29 Jerry Quarry               Las Vegas, Nv                    KO  7
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Jul  1 Lonnie Bennett             Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  2
Jul  1 Eddie Jones                Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  2
Jul  1 Billy Ryan                 Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  2
Jul  1 Charley James              Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  2
Jul  1 Rudy Clay                  Los Angeles, Ca                  EX  2
       -The previous 5 bouts were held the same date 
Jul 19 Alvin "Blue" Lewis         Dublin, Ireland                  KO 11
Aug  1 Gregorio Peralta           Barcelona, Spain                 EX  8
Aug 24 Obie English               Baltimore, Md                    EX  4
Aug 24 Ray Anderson               Baltimore, Md                    EX  2
Aug 24 Alonzo Johnson             Baltimore, Md                    EX  2
Aug 24 George Hill                Baltimore, Md                    EX  2
       -The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
Aug 28 Alonzo Johnson             Cleveland, Oh                    EX  2
Aug 28 Amos Johnson               Cleveland, Oh                    EX  2
Aug 28 Terry Daniels              Cleveland, Oh                    EX  2
Aug 28 Rodney Greene              Cleveland, Oh                    EX  1
Aug 28 Gary Dee                   Cleveland, Oh                    EX  1
       -The previous 5 bouts were held the same date; 
        They were a purported fund-raiser for Forest
        City Hospital, significant as Don King's first
        "promotion."
Sep 20 Floyd Patterson            New York, NY                     KO  7
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Oct 11 John "Dino" Dennis         Boston, Ma                       EX  2
Oct 11 Cliff McDonald             Boston, Ma                       EX  2
Oct 11 Doug Kirk                  Boston, Ma                       EX  2
Oct 11 Ray Anderson               Boston, Ma                       EX  2
Oct 11 Paul Raymond               Boston, Ma                       EX  2
       -The previous 5 bouts were held the same date
Nov 18 Al Jones                   Johannesburg, South Africa      SCH   
       -This exhibition bout was scheduled;
        The outcome is not known
Nov 21 Bob Foster                 Stateline, Nv                    KO  8
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Nov 28 Charlie Boston             Salem, Va                        EX  2
Nov 28 Jimmy Wingfield            Salem, Va                        EX  2
Nov 28 John Jordan                Salem, Va                        EX  2
Nov 28 Alonzo Johnson             Salem, Va                        EX  2 
       -The previous 4 bouts were held the same date
 
1973
Feb 14 Joe Bugner                 Las Vegas, Nv                     W 12
Feb 23 Roy "Cookie" Wallace       Dallas, Tx                       EX  4
Mar 31 Ken Norton                 San Diego, Ca                     L 12
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Sep 10 Ken Norton                 Inglewood, Ca                     W 12
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Oct 21 Rudi Lubbers               Jakarta, Indonesia                W 12
 
1974
Jan 23 -Ali and Joe Frazier got into a brawl at ABC Studios
Jan 28 Joe Frazier                New York, NY                      W 12
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship
Oct 30 George Foreman             Kinshasa, Zaire                  KO  8
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Dec  3 an unnamed opponent        London, Eng                      EX   
 
1975
Mar 24 Chuck Wepner               Cleveland, Oh                    KO 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
May 16 Ron Lyle                   Las Vegas, Nv                    KO 11
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 30 Joe Bugner                 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia            W 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Oct  1 Joe Frazier                Quezon City, Phillipines         TK 14
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Dec  6 Clifford "Randy" Stephens  Dallas, Tx                       EX  3
 
1976
Feb 20 Jean Pierre Coopman        San Juan, PR                     KO  5
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Apr 30 Jimmy Young                Landover, Md                      W 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
May 24 Richard Dunn               Munich, Germany                  KO  5
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 25 Antonio Inoki              Tokyo, Japan                     EX 15
       -This was a boxer-wrestler exhibition;
        The verdict was "D 15"
Jun 27 Gerald Noble               Seoul, South Korea               EX  1
       -This was a 5 minute exhibition
Jun 27 Larry D. Rice              Seoul, South Korea               EX   
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date 
Sep 28 Ken Norton                 Bronx, NY                         W 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
1977
Jan 29 Peter Fuller               Boston, Ma                       EX  2
Jan 29 Walter Haines              Boston, Ma                       EX  1
Jan 29 Jerry Houston              Boston, Ma                       EX  2
Jan 29 Ron Drinkwater             Boston, Ma                       EX  2
Jan 29 Matt Ross                  Boston, Ma                       EX  2
Jan 29 Frank Smith                Boston, Ma                       EX  1
       -The previous 6 bouts were held the same date 
        as part of a Benefit for the Elma Lewis School
        of Fine Arts 
May 16 Alfredo Evangelista        Landover, Md                      W 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul 16 -Ali boxed at Ron Taylor's Boxing Booth in England
Sep 29 Earnie Shavers             New York, NY                      W 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 14 Bernardo Mercado           Bogata, Colombia                 EX  5
Dec  2 Scott LeDoux               Chicago, Il                      EX  5
1978
Feb 15 Leon Spinks                Las Vegas, Nv                     L 15
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep 15 Leon Spinks                New Orleans, La                   W 15
          -WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
1979
Mar 12 John "Dino" Dennis         Providence, RI                   EX  2
Mar 12 Alonzo Johnson             Providence, RI                   EX  2
Mar 12 Jimmy Ellis                Providence, RI                   EX  2
       -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
        as part of "Ali's Farewell Night"
May 25 an unnamed opponent        London, Eng                      EX   
May 27 Alonzo Johnson             Randers, Denmark                 EX  5
May 27 Jimmy Ellis                Randers, Denmark                 EX  5
       -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Jun  7 an unnamed opponent        Birmingham, Eng                  EX   
Jun 27 -Ali announced his retirement
Jul 10 -World Premiere of film "Freedom Road" starring Ali
           was held
Jul 14 Lyle Alzado                Denver, Co                       EX  8
 
1980
Aug  8 -Read "The Day I Faced Ali"
Oct  2 Larry Holmes               Las Vegas, Nv                    LK 11
          -WBC Heavyweight Championship of the World
 
1981
Dec 11 Trevor Berbick             Nassau, Bahamas                   L 10
 
1982
Jul 19 an unnamed opponent        Tulsa, Ok                        EX   
 
Undated
       Alonzo Johnson             Genoa, Italy                     EX   
       Georgio Bambini            Genoa, Italy                     EX   
       -Ali fought both men at same time;
        Believed to have been held in late 1971
       Ba Sounkalo                                                 EX   
       -Believed to have been held in mid 1972 
       an unnamed opponent                                         EX  6
       -This was a Benefit for Shaw College;
        Believed to have been held in mid 1975
       Sammy Davis Jr.                                             EX   
       -This was a Benefit for Howard Bingham;
        Believed to have been held during Fall 1978
       an unnamed opponent        Moscow, USSR                     EX   
       an unnamed opponent        Moscow, USSR                     EX   
       an unnamed opponent        Moscow, USSR                     EX   
       -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date;
        Believed to have been held during Fall 1978
       Luke Capuano               Chicago, Il                      EX   
       -This bout was held at DePaul University;
        Believed to have been held during Feb 1979
       an unnamed opponent        Casablanca, Morocco              EX   
       -Believed to have been held around 1979

*** NCR ALL-TIME HEAVYWEIGHT COMPUTER TOURNAMENT ***
1968
       Max Schmeling                                                W 15
       Jim Jeffries                                                 L 15

*** A SPECIAL NCR ALL-TIME HEAVYWEIGHT COMPUTER BOUT ***
1970
Jan 20 Rocky Marciano                                              LK 13

Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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