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All 37 Of Muhammad Ali's Career Knock Outs

Remembering the boxing legend through some of his greatest achievements inside the ring.

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1. December 27, 1960 — Miami

Ali's (then Cassius Clay) first knock out win against Herb Silver. Ali beat Herb Siler by TKO at 1:00 in round 4 of 8. This was only his second professional fight after his 1960 Rome Olympics Light-Heavyweight gold medal.
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Ali's (then Cassius Clay) first knock out win against Herb Silver. Ali beat Herb Siler by TKO at 1:00 in round 4 of 8.

This was only his second professional fight after his 1960 Rome Olympics Light-Heavyweight gold medal.

2. January 17, 1961 — Miami

Ali beats Tony Esperti by TKO at 1:30 in round 3 of 8.
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Ali beats Tony Esperti by TKO at 1:30 in round 3 of 8.

3. February 7, 1961 — Miami

Ali beats Jimmy Robinson by KO at 1:34 in round 1 of 8.
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Ali beats Jimmy Robinson by KO at 1:34 in round 1 of 8.

4. February 21, 1961 — Miami

Ali beats Donnie Fleeman in round 6 of 8.
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Ali beats Donnie Fleeman in round 6 of 8.

5. April 19, 1961 — Louisville, KY

Ali beats LaMar Clark by KO at 1:27 in round 2 of 8.This was the first fight in which Clay predicted the KO round."My first prediction was against LaMar Clark. I just had the feeling that he must fall. I said he would fall in two and he did." - Cassius Clay
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Ali beats LaMar Clark by KO at 1:27 in round 2 of 8.

This was the first fight in which Clay predicted the KO round.

"My first prediction was against LaMar Clark. I just had the feeling that he must fall. I said he would fall in two and he did." - Cassius Clay

6. October 7, 1961 — Louisville, KY

Ali beats Alex Miteff by TKO at 1:45 in round 6 of 10.
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Ali beats Alex Miteff by TKO at 1:45 in round 6 of 10.

7. November 29, 1961 — Louisville, KY

Ali beat Willi Besmanoff by TKO at 1:55 in round 7 of 10.
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Ali beat Willi Besmanoff by TKO at 1:55 in round 7 of 10.

8. February 10, 1962 — Madison Square Garden

Ali beat Sonny Banks by TKO at 0:26 in round 4 of 10."That was my first time knocked down as a professional. I had to get up to take care of things after that because it was rather embarrassing, me on the floor. As you know, I think that I'm the greatest and I'm not supposed to be on the floor, so I had to get up and put him on out, in four as I predicted," said Ali after the fight.
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Ali beat Sonny Banks by TKO at 0:26 in round 4 of 10.

"That was my first time knocked down as a professional. I had to get up to take care of things after that because it was rather embarrassing, me on the floor. As you know, I think that I'm the greatest and I'm not supposed to be on the floor, so I had to get up and put him on out, in four as I predicted," said Ali after the fight.

9. February 28, 1962 — Miami

Ali beats Don Warner by TKO at 0:34 in round 4 of 10. "I would have let it go five as I predicted, but he wouldn't shake my hand and that made me mad."
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Ali beats Don Warner by TKO at 0:34 in round 4 of 10.

"I would have let it go five as I predicted, but he wouldn't shake my hand and that made me mad."

10. April 23, 1962 — Los Angeles

Ali beats George Logan by TKO at 1:34 in round 4 of 10.
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Ali beats George Logan by TKO at 1:34 in round 4 of 10.

11. May 19, 1962 — New York, NY

Ali beats Billy Daniels by TKO at 2:21 in round 7 of 10.
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Ali beats Billy Daniels by TKO at 2:21 in round 7 of 10.

12. July 20, 1962 — Los Angeles

Ali beats Alejandro Lavorante by KO at 1:48 in round 5 of 10.
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Ali beats Alejandro Lavorante by KO at 1:48 in round 5 of 10.

13. November 15, 1962 — Los Angeles

Ali predicts Archie Moore will go down in the fourth round. "Don't block the aisle and don't block the door. You will all go home after round four."
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Ali predicts Archie Moore will go down in the fourth round.

"Don't block the aisle and don't block the door. You will all go home after round four."

And his prediction comes true

Archie Moore loses to Ali by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12.
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Archie Moore loses to Ali by TKO at 1:35 in round 4 of 12.

14. January 24, 1963 – Pittsburgh

Ali beats Charlie Powell by KO at 2:04 in round 3 of 10.
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Ali beats Charlie Powell by KO at 2:04 in round 3 of 10.

15. June 18, 1963 — London

Ali is roughed up by Henry Cooper in first few rounds.
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Ali is roughed up by Henry Cooper in first few rounds.

And is even knocked down at the end of the fourth round.

Crowd of 35,000 at Wembley stadium loses it.
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Crowd of 35,000 at Wembley stadium loses it.

But Ali comes back in the fifth round

and beats Cooper by TKO at 2:15 in round 5 of 10.
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and beats Cooper by TKO at 2:15 in round 5 of 10.

16. February 25, 1964 — Miami

In their first meeting Sonny Liston loses to Ali at 3:00 in round 6 of 15.Sports Illustrated named this fight, in which Ali won his first heavy weight championship, the fourth greatest sports moment of the 20th century.
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In their first meeting Sonny Liston loses to Ali at 3:00 in round 6 of 15.

Sports Illustrated named this fight, in which Ali won his first heavy weight championship, the fourth greatest sports moment of the 20th century.

17. May 25, 1965 — Lewiston, ME

In their second meeting, Sonny Liston loses to Ali and his "phantom punch," by KO at 2:12 in round 1 of 15.
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In their second meeting, Sonny Liston loses to Ali and his "phantom punch," by KO at 2:12 in round 1 of 15.

18. November 22, 1965 — Las Vegas

Floyd Patterson loses to Ali by TKO at 2:18 in round 12 of 15.
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Floyd Patterson loses to Ali by TKO at 2:18 in round 12 of 15.

19. May 21, 1966 — London

In their second match up Ali beats Henry Cooper by TKO at 1:38 in round 6 of 15.
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In their second match up Ali beats Henry Cooper by TKO at 1:38 in round 6 of 15.

20. August 6, 1966 — London

Ali beats Brian London by KO at 1:40 in round 3 of 15."I'd like a return, but only if you put a 50-pound weight on each ankle." - Brian London on Ali post fight
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Ali beats Brian London by KO at 1:40 in round 3 of 15.

"I'd like a return, but only if you put a 50-pound weight on each ankle." - Brian London on Ali post fight

21. September 10, 1966 — Frankfurt, Germany

In the first world heavyweight title bout ever held in Germany, Ali beat Karl Mildenberger by TKO at 1:30 in round 12 of 15. In 1973, Ali said that Mildenberger was his most difficult opponent to date.
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In the first world heavyweight title bout ever held in Germany, Ali beat Karl Mildenberger by TKO at 1:30 in round 12 of 15. In 1973, Ali said that Mildenberger was his most difficult opponent to date.

22. November 14, 1966 — Houston, TX

Ali beats Cleveland Williams by TKO at 1:08 in round 3 of 15. This fight is considered by many to be Ali's best performance.  "Ali's jab had never been as blinding; his feet had never seemed so light; his combinations had never flowed so effortlessly." The Ring: Boxing The 20th Century
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Ali beats Cleveland Williams by TKO at 1:08 in round 3 of 15.

This fight is considered by many to be Ali's best performance.

"Ali's jab had never been as blinding; his feet had never seemed so light; his combinations had never flowed so effortlessly." The Ring: Boxing The 20th Century

23. March 22, 1967 — Madison Square Garden

Ali beats Zora Folley by KO at 1:48 in round 7 of 15.This is Ali's last fight for three and a half years, following his refusal to be drafted into the U.S. Army in April. Ali had unsuccessfully sought draft exemption as a conscientious objector. "It is the light of my consciousness as a Muslim minister and my own personal convictions that I take my stand in rejecting the call to be inducted in the armed services. I have searched my conscience and I find I cannot be true to my belief in my religion by accepting such a call," Ali said on April 28, 1967
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Ali beats Zora Folley by KO at 1:48 in round 7 of 15.

This is Ali's last fight for three and a half years, following his refusal to be drafted into the U.S. Army in April. Ali had unsuccessfully sought draft exemption as a conscientious objector.

"It is the light of my consciousness as a Muslim minister and my own personal convictions that I take my stand in rejecting the call to be inducted in the armed services. I have searched my conscience and I find I cannot be true to my belief in my religion by accepting such a call," Ali said on April 28, 1967

24. October 26, 1970 — Atlanta

Ali's first fight since he was convicted of draft evasion. With the help of then Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson, Ali was able to get a boxing license in Georgia. Ali beat Jerry Quarry by TKO in round 3 of 15.
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Ali's first fight since he was convicted of draft evasion. With the help of then Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson, Ali was able to get a boxing license in Georgia.

Ali beat Jerry Quarry by TKO in round 3 of 15.

25. December 7, 1920 — Madison Square Garden

Ali beats Oscar Bonavena by TKO at 2:03 in round 15 of 15."He'll be mine in nine," Ali predicted, but the grueling 15-round fight ended up being one of his toughest.
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Ali beats Oscar Bonavena by TKO at 2:03 in round 15 of 15.

"He'll be mine in nine," Ali predicted, but the grueling 15-round fight ended up being one of his toughest.

26. July 26, 1971 — Houston, TX

Ali beats Jimmy Ellis by TKO at 2:10 in round 12 of 12.Ali's first fight since his epic showdown (and loss) against Joe Frazier in March. A month earlier, on June 18, the Supreme Court overturned Ali's 1967 draft evasion conviction.
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Ali beats Jimmy Ellis by TKO at 2:10 in round 12 of 12.

Ali's first fight since his epic showdown (and loss) against Joe Frazier in March. A month earlier, on June 18, the Supreme Court overturned Ali's 1967 draft evasion conviction.

27. December 26, 1971 — Zurich, Switzerland

Ali beats Juergen Blin by KO at 2:12 in round 7 of 12.
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Ali beats Juergen Blin by KO at 2:12 in round 7 of 12.

28. June 27, 1972 — Las Vegas

In their second meeting Ali (ranked #1) beats Jerry Quarry (ranked #2) by TKO at 0:19 in round 7 of 12.
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In their second meeting Ali (ranked #1) beats Jerry Quarry (ranked #2) by TKO at 0:19 in round 7 of 12.

29. July 19, 1972 — Dublin, Ireland

Ali beats his former sparring partner Alvin Blue Lewis by TKO at 1:15 in round 11 of 12.
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Ali beats his former sparring partner Alvin Blue Lewis by TKO at 1:15 in round 11 of 12.

30. September 20, 1972 — Madison Square Garden

In their second meeting, Ali defended his heavyweight title against Floyd Patterson after a win at 3:00 in round 7 of 12.
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In their second meeting, Ali defended his heavyweight title against Floyd Patterson after a win at 3:00 in round 7 of 12.

31. November 21, 1972 — Stateline, NV

Ali suffered his first cut as a professional when Bob Foster opened a small one above his left eye. Foster loses to Ali by KO at 0:40 in round 8 of 12.
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Ali suffered his first cut as a professional when Bob Foster opened a small one above his left eye. Foster loses to Ali by KO at 0:40 in round 8 of 12.

32. October 30, 1974 — Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The legendary "Rumble in the Jungle," saw World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman face off against former champion and #1 contender Ali, in one of the most famous fights of all time. Ali developed his "rope-a-dope" strategy in which he let Foreman tire himself out while Ali took punches against the rope.Foreman loses to Ali by KO at 2:58 in round 8 of 15.Seven years after being stripped of the title, Ali had finally regained the World Heavyweight Championship.
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The legendary "Rumble in the Jungle," saw World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman face off against former champion and #1 contender Ali, in one of the most famous fights of all time.

Ali developed his "rope-a-dope" strategy in which he let Foreman tire himself out while Ali took punches against the rope.

Foreman loses to Ali by KO at 2:58 in round 8 of 15.

Seven years after being stripped of the title, Ali had finally regained the World Heavyweight Championship.

33. March 24, 1975 — Richefield, OH

Ali beats Chuck Wepner by TKO at 2:41 in round 15 of 15. Sylvester Stallone said Wepner's gutsy performance inspired him to write Rocky.
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Ali beats Chuck Wepner by TKO at 2:41 in round 15 of 15.

Sylvester Stallone said Wepner's gutsy performance inspired him to write Rocky.

34. May 16, 1975 — Las Vegas

Ali beats Ron Lyle TKO at 1:08 in round 11 of 15.
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Ali beats Ron Lyle TKO at 1:08 in round 11 of 15.

35. October 1, 1975 — Quezon City, Manilla, Phillippines

Dubbed "The Thrilla in Manilla," the climactic third clash between bitter rivals Ali and Joe Frazier is often considered one of the greatest sporting events in history. After 14 grueling rounds (out of 15), Ali was declared the winner at 3:00."Joe Frazier, I'll tell the world right now, brings out the best in me. I'm gonna tell ya, that's one helluva man, and God bless him," said Ali after the fight.
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Dubbed "The Thrilla in Manilla," the climactic third clash between bitter rivals Ali and Joe Frazier is often considered one of the greatest sporting events in history.

After 14 grueling rounds (out of 15), Ali was declared the winner at 3:00.

"Joe Frazier, I'll tell the world right now, brings out the best in me. I'm gonna tell ya, that's one helluva man, and God bless him," said Ali after the fight.

36. February 20, 1976 — San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ali beats Jean-Pierre Coopman by KO at 2:46 in round 5 of 15."The final punch in the fifth round—a right uppercut whipping up like a scythe flashing in the sun—stunned the thick Belgian and a shove left him groping serenely about the floor," said Mark Kram in SI
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Ali beats Jean-Pierre Coopman by KO at 2:46 in round 5 of 15.

"The final punch in the fifth round—a right uppercut whipping up like a scythe flashing in the sun—stunned the thick Belgian and a shove left him groping serenely about the floor," said Mark Kram in SI

37. May 24, 1976 — Munich, Germany

Ali beats Richard Dunn by TKO at 2:05 in round 5 of 15.While he would go on to win four more fights, this was Ali's last knock out victory. His final record would be 56 Wins (37 by KO), 5 Losses, 0 Draws.RIP Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016
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Ali beats Richard Dunn by TKO at 2:05 in round 5 of 15.

While he would go on to win four more fights, this was Ali's last knock out victory.

His final record would be 56 Wins (37 by KO), 5 Losses, 0 Draws.

RIP Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

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