Ali, This Day in Boxing

Muhammad Ali Returns – GOAT Beats Rudi Lubbers This Day October 20, 1973

 

Muhammad Ali Returns – GOAT Beats Rudi Lubbers This Day October 20, 1973

 

  • Muhammad Ali 217½ lbs
  • Rudi Lubbers 196 lbs
  • UD in round 12
  • Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Referee: Enrique Jimenez
  • Judge: Lim Kee Chan 60-45
  • Judge: Leon Johannes 59-52
  • Judge: Chris Scinneder 60-40

 

Notes:

Ali was a 4 to 1 betting favorite.

Lubbers was the Dutch Heavyweight Champion.

There was a crowd of 25,000 at Bung Karno Stadium, known at the time as Senayan Stadium.

Ali hit Lubbers often, but couldn’t knock him off his feet.

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