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Muhammad Ali vs Ron Lyle

Muhammad Ali vs Ron Lyle

Date: 16th May 1975

Venue: Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: WBC & WBA World Heavyweight Titles

Promoted by: Don King Productions, Mel Greb

Tv: Closed Circuit Television

Muhammad Ali
( 46 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 224 1/2 lbs

Ron Lyle
( 30 - 2 - 1 )
Weight: 219 lbs


Ali defended his WBC & WBA world heavyweight titles against Lyle at The Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ali was behind on points when he decided to get up on his toes and wear Lyle down with pure boxing. Lyle soaked up Ali's right hands over his ponderous jab until the 11th round when one of these right hands detonated squarely on target and Lyle fell into the ropes. Ali attacked full force until referee Ferd Hernandez stopped the battering at 1:08 of the round.

Muhammad Ali vs Ron Lyle