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
( 50 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 230 lbs
( 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."