Muhammad Ali Record & Stats

Muhammad Ali Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 21 years and 1 month, Muhammad Ali fought 61 times with 56 wins and 5 losses. By his last professional fight on December 11, 1981, Ali's boxing record stood at 56-5 (37 KO wins, 1 KO loss).

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Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
“The Greatest”
Born
Jan 17, 1942
Died
Jun 3, 2016 (74 years)
Debut
Oct 29, 1960
Record
56-5
Rounds
548
KOs
37 (60.7%)
Height
191 cm
Reach
198 cm
Ape Index
7 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Muhammad Ali's record and stats
Muhammad Ali's Record

      Muhammad Ali (The Greatest) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. on January 17, 1942. Ali made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18 on October 29, 1960. He was a heavyweight world champion. He died on June 3, 2016 at the age of 74 years. Ali is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights61
      Wins56
      Losses5
      Draws0
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins37
      Total Title Wins9
      Title Defenses19
      Title-Fight KO Wins14
      Losses via KO1
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      61Dec 11, 198139 Trevor BerbickLossUD
      60Oct 2, 198038 Larry Holmes LossRTD10
      59Sep 15, 197836 Leon Spinks WinUD
      58Feb 15, 197836 Leon Spinks LossSD
      57Sep 29, 197735 Earnie Shavers WinUD
      56May 16, 197735 Alfredo Evangelista WinUD
      55Sep 28, 197634 Ken Norton WinUD
      54May 24, 197634Richard Dunn WinTKO5
      53Apr 30, 197634 Jimmy Young WinUD
      52Feb 20, 197634Jean-Pierre Coopman WinKO5
      51Oct 1, 197533 Joe Frazier WinRTD14
      50Jun 30, 197533 Joe Bugner WinUD
      49May 16, 197533 Ron Lyle WinTKO11
      48Mar 24, 197533 Chuck Wepner WinTKO15
      47Oct 30, 197432 George Foreman WinKO8
      46Jan 28, 197432 Joe FrazierWinUD
      45Oct 20, 197331Rudie LubbersWinUD
      44Sep 10, 197331 Ken NortonWinSD
      43Mar 31, 197331 Ken NortonLossSD
      42Feb 14, 197331 Joe BugnerWinUD
      41Nov 21, 197230 Bob FosterWinKO8
      40Sep 20, 197230 Floyd PattersonWinRTD7
      39Jul 19, 197230Alvin LewisWinTKO11
      38Jun 27, 197230 Jerry QuarryWinTKO7
      37May 1, 197230 George ChuvaloWinUD
      36Apr 1, 197230Mac FosterWinUD
      35Dec 26, 197129Jürgen BlinWinKO7
      34Nov 17, 197129Buster MathisWinUD
      33Jul 26, 197129 Jimmy EllisWinTKO12
      32Mar 8, 197129 Joe Frazier LossUD
      31Dec 7, 197028 Oscar BonavenaWinTKO15
      30Oct 26, 197028 Jerry QuarryWinRTD3
      29Mar 22, 196725Zora Folley WinKO7
      28Feb 6, 196725 Ernie Terrell WinUD
      27Nov 14, 196624 Cleveland Williams WinTKO3
      26Sep 10, 196624Karl Mildenberger WinTKO12
      25Aug 6, 196624Brian London WinKO3
      24May 21, 196624 Henry Cooper WinTKO6
      23Mar 29, 196624 George Chuvalo WinUD
      22Nov 22, 196523 Floyd Patterson WinTKO12
      21May 25, 196523 Sonny Liston WinKO1
      20Feb 25, 196422 Sonny Liston WinRTD6
      19Jun 18, 196321 Henry CooperWinTKO5
      18Mar 13, 196321Doug JonesWinUD
      17Jan 24, 196321Charlie PowellWinKO3
      16Nov 15, 196220 Archie MooreWinTKO4
      15Jul 20, 196220Alejandro LavoranteWinKO5
      14May 19, 196220Billy DanielsWinTKO7
      13Apr 23, 196220George LoganWinTKO4
      12Feb 28, 196220Don WarnerWinTKO4
      11Feb 10, 196220Sonny BanksWinTKO4
      10Nov 29, 196119Willi BesmanoffWinTKO7
      9Oct 7, 196119Alex MiteffWinTKO6
      8Jul 22, 196119Alonzo JohnsonWinUD
      7Jun 26, 196119Duke SabedongWinUD
      6Apr 19, 196119LaMar ClarkWinKO2
      5Feb 21, 196119Donnie FleemanWinRTD6
      4Feb 7, 196119Jim RobinsonWinKO1
      3Jan 17, 196119Tony EspertiWinTKO3
      2Dec 27, 196018Herb SilerWinTKO4
      1Oct 29, 196018Tunney HunsakerWinUD

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      Statistics

      Muhammad Ali was 191 cm tall (6' 3.20") with a reach of 198 cm (6' 5.95"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 7 cm (2.76"). Ali had a 60.7% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Muhammad Ali's professional boxing career spanned more than 21 years — from 1960 to 1981.

      Ali made his debut against Tunney Hunsaker at the age of 18 on October 29, 1960, defeating Hunsaker via 6 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 30 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 25 wins via stoppage.

      Ali had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on February 25, 1964 after 19 professional fights, against Sonny Liston for the heavyweight NYSAC, WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. He defeated Liston via 6th round RTD to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      He was a two-time undisputed heavyweight world champion, and won eight world titles at heavyweight. For all the details about Ali's world title wins and defenses refer to "Muhammad Ali World Titles".

      Some of Ali's best fights and notable victories include wins over Henry Cooper, Sonny Liston, Archie Moore, George Foreman, Leon Spinks, Ernie Terrell, and Joe Frazier.

      Muhammad Ali had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career — three of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Joe Frazier via 15 round unanimous decision on March 8, 1971, which ended his 31-fight win streak. He was stopped once and lost four times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Muhammad Ali's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick at 39 years of age, on December 11, 1981. Ali lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision.

      Ali retired from professional boxing with a record of 56-5, which included 37 knockout wins and 1 loss via knockout, and 8 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990.

      Career Highlights

      Muhammad Ali fought a total of 61 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Muhammad Ali vs. Henry Cooper

        The first remarkable big fight in Muhammad Ali's career. A 21-year old Ali (18-0, 14 KO) faced Henry Cooper on June 18, 1963. Cooper was 29 years old with a record of 27-8-1. Cooper was on a four-fight win streak with 18 KO wins. Ali was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage.

        Ali defeated Cooper via 5th round TKO.

      • Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston

        A 22-year old Muhammad Ali (19-0, 15 KO) faced Sonny Liston, who was 31 years old with a record of 35-1 in a undisputed heavyweight championship bout. Liston was on a 28-fight win streak with 25 KO wins. Ali was the taller of the two by 6 cms but Liston had a 15 cm reach advantage over Ali.

        Ali defeated Liston via 6th round RTD to win the NYSAC, WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston II

        In an immediate rematch, a 23-year old Muhammad Ali (20-0, 16 KO) faced Sonny Liston, who was now 33 years old with a record of 35-2 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Liston had lost to Ali in their last fight. Ali was the taller of the two by 6 cms but Liston had a 15 cm reach advantage over Ali.

        Ali defeated Liston via 1st round KO to retain the NYSAC, WBC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Muhammad Ali vs. Henry Cooper II

        In a rematch, a 24-year old Muhammad Ali (23-0, 18 KO) faced Henry Cooper, who was now 32 years old with a record of 33-11-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Cooper was on a two-fight win streak with 23 KO wins. Ali was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 7 cm reach advantage.

        Ali defeated Cooper via 6th round TKO to retain the NYSAC, WBC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Terrell

        A 25-year old Muhammad Ali (27-0, 22 KO) faced Ernie Terrell, who was 27 years old with a record of 39-4 in a undisputed heavyweight championship bout. Terrell was on a 15-fight win streak with 18 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage over Ali.

        Ali defeated Terrell via 15 round unanimous decision to retain the NYSAC, WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier II

        In a rematch, a 32-year old Muhammad Ali (43-2, 31 KO) faced Joe Frazier, who was now 30 years old with a record of 30-1. Frazier was on a one-fight win streak with 25 KO wins. Ali was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage.

        Ali defeated Frazier via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman

        A 32-year old Muhammad Ali (44-2, 31 KO) faced an undefeated George Foreman, who was 25 years old with a record of 40-0 in a undisputed heavyweight championship bout. Foreman was on a 40-fight win streak with 37 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Foreman had a 1 cm reach advantage over Ali.

        Ali defeated Foreman via 8th round KO to win the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles. He handed Foreman the first loss of his career, and put an end to Foreman's 40-fight win streak.

      • Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks II

        In an immediate rematch, a 36-year old Muhammad Ali (55-3, 37 KO) faced an undefeated Leon Spinks, who was now 25 years old with a record of 7-0-1. Ali had lost to Spinks in their last fight. Ali was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage.

        Ali defeated Spinks via 15 round unanimous decision to win the WBA and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles. He handed Spinks the first loss of his career.

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