Ali, This Day in Boxing

This Day July 19, 1972 Muhammad Ali Stops Blue Lewis

Muhammad Ali Stops Blue Lewis This Day July 19, 1972

Muhammad Ali looking for a shot at the crown

 

 

 

 

Muhammad Ali 217½ lbs

Alvin Blue Lewis 223½ lbs

TKO at 1:15 in round 11 of 12

Location: Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland

Referee: Lew Eskin

 

Notes

Lewis was a former Ali sparring partner.

Ali dropped Lewis with a right hand late in the fifth round. Lewis got up at the count of nine and then the bell rang. It was the only knockdown of the fight. Ali’s trainer, Angelo Dundee, complained that Lewis got a long count and was down for 22 seconds.

The referee stopped the fight in the eleventh round, as Ali was putting on a dancing and jabbing exhibition and Lewis was unsteady on rubbery legs.

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