Ali, This Day in Boxing

Muhammad Ali Beats Mac Foster This Day April 1, 1972

 

Muhammad Ali Beats Mac Foster This Day April 1, 1972

 

  • Muhammad Ali 226 lbs
  • Mac Foster 211¾ lbs
  • UD in round 15 of 15
  • Location: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
  • Referee: J.E. Crowder 73-65
  • Judge: Takeo Ugo 75-67
  • Judge: Hiroyuki Tezaki 74-66

 

 

Notes

This was the first fight ever held in Asia between two top-ten ranked heavyweights.

Ali was ranked #1 and Foster was ranked #9.

The fight drew a crowd of 15,000.

Ali predicted he would knock out Foster in five rounds and entered the ring holding the ring card for round five.

There were no knockdowns in the fight.

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