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45 years ago

Muhammad Ali vs Jimmy Young

Muhammad Ali vs Jimmy Young

Date: 30th April 1976

Venue: Capitol Center, Landover, Maryland, USA

Title: WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

Muhammad Ali
( 50 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 230 lbs

Jimmy Young
( 17 - 4 - 2 )
Weight: 209 lbs

In one of the more controversial fights of his career, Ali won a unanimous15 round points decision over Jimmy Young at The Capitol Center in Landover, Maryland.

An out of shape Ali was outworked by Young throughout the bout. The Associated Press scored the fight 69-66 for Young.

After the fight, Ali told the press "I weigh 230 pounds, just what I weigh when I'm in terrible shape. I'm 34 and I'm telling you what I did was a miracle, going 15 rounds and beating that young man. I've been eating too much pie, too much ice cream. You wouldn't believe the things I do in training."