Muhammad Ali Stops Floyd Patterson This Day September 20, 1972
- Muhammad Ali 218 lbs
- Floyd Patterson 188½ lbs
- RTD at 3:00 in round 7
- Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
- Referee: Arthur Mercante 6-1
- Judge: Jack Gordon 4-2
- Judge: Tony Castellano 3-3
- NABF Heavyweight Title
A crowd of 17,378 produced a gate of $512,361 at Madison Square Garden.
Ali opened a cut above Patterson’s left eye in the sixth round.
Patterson’s left eye was swollen shut by the end of the seventh round, and the fight was stopped.
This was the last fight of Patterson’s professional career.