47 Years Ago Today Muhammad Ali vs. Jimmy Ellis
Jul 27 2018 2:21 AM

47 years ago today, July 26, 1971, Muhammad Ali fought Jimmy Ellis at the Astrodome in Houston. Ali won the bout through a technical knockout when the referee stopped the fight in the 12th round.

This was Ali’s first fight since he lost to Joe Frazier on March 8, 1971. Ellis had won three straight bouts since he lost to Frazier on February 16, 1970.

 

In this segment our boxing analyst Frank Lotierzo gives his take on this classic bout: Ali vs Ellis.

47 Years

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