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45 years ago

Muhammad Ali vs Jean-Pierre Coopman

Muhammad Ali vs Jean-Pierre Coopman

Date: 20th February 1976

Venue: Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Title: WBA World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

Muhammad Ali
( 49 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 226 lbs

Jean-Pierre Coopman
( 24 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 206 lbs


In the 5th defence of the WBC & WBA world heavyweight titles, he won from George Foreman, Ali ventured to The Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico to face Belgium's, Jean-Pierre Coopman.

Ali ended matters by way of knockout in the 5th round. Referee Ismael Quinones reaching the count of ten at 2:46 of the round.

When asked about the result afterwards, Ali said "It ain't nothing to brag about. He ain't a great fighter."