This Day in Boxing

Muhammad Ali Beats Joe Bugner This Day June 30, 1975

 

Muhammad Ali Boxing Joe Bugner This Day in Boxing June 30, 1975

 

  • Muhammad Ali 224½ lbs
  • Joe Bugner 230 lbs
  • UD round 15
  • Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Referee: Takeo Ugo 73-67
  • Judge: Ken Brady 72-65
  • Judge: Suthee Prom Jara 73-65
  • World Boxing Council Heavyweight Title
  • World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title

 

Notes:

The fight was shown on closed circuit TV in the United States and about 59 other countries.

Ali’s purse was $2,000,000 and Bugner’s was $500,000.

Ali was a 3 to 1 favorite.

There was an estimated crowd of 22,000.

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