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50 years ago

Muhammad Ali vs Jerry Quarry

Muhammad Ali vs Jerry Quarry

Date: 26th October 1970

Venue: City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Title: 15 Round Heavyweight Contest

Promoted by: House of Sports, Inc, Sports Action Inc

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

Muhammad Ali
( 29 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 213 1/2 lbs

Jerry Quarry
( 37 - 4 - 4 )
Weight: 197 1/2 lbs


This was Ali's first fight in 3 years due to his enforced layoff after he refused to be drafted into the American forces and fight in Vietnam.

Quarry was ranked No3 by the WBA and the two met at The City Auditorium in  Atlanta, Georgia and fought in front of a sellout crowd of 5,100.

Quarry's corner pulled their man out of the fight before the start of the 4th round due to a cut over Quarry's left eye that later required 15 stitches, referee Tony Perez accepting the retirement. The fight was scheduled for 15 rounds.