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Muhammad Ali 19 Years Old Stops Alex Miteff October 7, 1961 – Complete Fight

 

Muhammad Ali 19 Years Old Stops Alex Miteff October 7, 1961 – Complete Fight

 

  • Muhammad Ali 188 lbs
  • Alex Miteff 210 lbs
  • TKO at 1:45 in round 6 of 10
  • Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Referee: Don Asbury 24-22
  • Judge: Walter Beck 23-24
  • Judge: Bill Cook 25-21

 

Notes:

Clay was a 2 to 1 favorite.

There was a crowd of approximately 5,000.

The fight was televised by ABC-TV.

Clay landed 263 of 432 punches (61%) while Miteff connected on 73 of 177 (41%)

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