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Muhammad Ali vs Alfredo Evangelista

Muhammad Ali vs Alfredo Evangelista

Date: 16th May 1977

Venue: Capitol Center, Landover, Maryland, USA

Title: WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Tv: ABC Sports

Muhammad Ali
( 53 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 221 lbs

Alfredo Evangelista
( 14 - 1 - 1 )
Weight: 209 1/2 lbs

Spain based Uruguayan Evangelista was ranked #8 by the WBA and #10 by the WBC but was viewed as an easy defence for the champion after his struggle with Ken Norton eight months earlier.

Ali won a 15 round unanimous decision in the 9th defence of his WBC & WBA world heavyweight titles.

Scores: Harry Cecchini 71-65 | Ray Klingmeyer 72-64 | Terry Moore 72-64.

After the bout, Ali stated "I'm 35-years-old and I danced fifteen rounds. It's a miracle."