Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London This Day August 6, 1966
Muhammad Ali retains the heavyweight crown
Muhammad Ali 209½ lbs
Brian London 201½ lbs
KO at 1:40 in round 3 of 15
Location: Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Referee: Harry Gibbs
World Heavyweight Title (5th defense by Ali)
Ali was guaranteed $252,000 plus a percentage of the TV revenue. London made about $112,000.
Ali was a 15 to 1 betting favorite.
There was a crowd of about 13,000.
In the third round, Ali backed London into a corner and unleashed a flurry of punches that put him down for the count.
This was Ali’s last fight under his managerial contract with the Louisville Sponsoring Group. He chose not to renew the contract, and Herbert Muhammad became his manager.