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Muhammad Ali vs Ernie Terrell

Muhammad Ali vs Ernie Terrell

Date: 6th February 1967

Venue: Astrodome, Houston, Texas, USA

Title: WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

Muhammad Ali
( 27 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 212 1/4 lbs

Ernie Terrell
( 39 - 4 - 0 )
Weight: 212 1/2 lbs


Ali faced WBA World Heavyweight titlist Terrell at The Astrodome in Houston, Texas with his own WBC belt on the line, coming away with both titles after outpointing Terrell over the 15 round distance on a unanimous decision. A crowd of 37,321 was on hand to see the action.

Scores: Harry Kessler 148-137 | Ernie Taylor 148-137 | Jimmy Webb 148-133.

In the build-up, Terell refused to call the WBC champion by his new assumed name Muhammad Ali, instead of using his birth name Cassius Clay. During the match in which Ali dominated Terrell, he repeatedly said: "What's my name?"