Muhammad Ali's Losses

Muhammad Ali had a total of five losses in 61 fights — three of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Joe Frazier via 15 round UD in his 32nd fight — his 31 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He was stopped once and lost four times via decision.

Trevor Berbick, Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Ken Norton, and Joe Frazier are the five boxers who have beaten Ali.

  1. Muhammad Ali loses to Joe Frazier

    This is the first loss in Muhammad Ali's career. Ali lost to Joe Frazier via 15 round UD on . He and Frazier were fighting for the vacant heavyweight The Ring title. He was 29 years old with a record of 31-0. Frazier was 27 years old with a record of 26-0.

  2. Muhammad Ali loses to Ken Norton

    On Ali lost to Ken Norton via 12 round SD in a non-title bout. He was 31 years old with a record of 41-1. Norton was 29 years old with a record of 29-1.

  3. Muhammad Ali loses to Leon Spinks

    On Ali lost to Leon Spinks via 15 round SD. He was defending his heavyweight WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles, he was 36 years old with a record of 55-2. Spinks was 24 years old with a record of 6-0-1.

  4. Muhammad Ali loses to Larry Holmes

    On Ali lost to Larry Holmes via 10th round RTD. He and Holmes were fighting for the vacant heavyweight The Ring title. He was 38 years old with a record of 56-3. Holmes was 30 years old with a record of 35-0.

  5. Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick

    On Ali lost to Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick via 10 round UD in a non-title bout. He was 39 years old with a record of 56-4. Berbick was 27 years old with a record of 19-2-1.