What was Muhammad Ali’s boxing record?


Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer of all-time, and he has the record to back it up.

Arguably the greatest boxer to ever live, Muhammad Ali had a big mouth and the in-ring talent to back it up. He was one of the hardest working people in the sport, and a pioneer of some of the most well-known tactics today.

Ali’s fighting style was characterized by his tremendous speed and devastating power punches, hence the phrase “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” He could take punches from the best of them too, as some of the shots that George Foreman and Joe Frazier delivered on him would’ve knocked anyone else out.

His overall record stands at 56-5, and in title fights, he’s 32-4. Those losses came to Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Leon Spinks, and Larry Holmes, while Trevor Berbick – the only non-title loss of his career – was his last fight at age 39.

There are boxers who have better record than Ali and more impressive winning percentages, but it should be remembered that Ali against the best heavyweight in the world. He stunned the world when he knocked out Sonny Liston twice, he beat George Foreman after absorbing several of his punches and, with the exception of Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick, he avenged each one of his losses.

He’s only been knocked out once in his career, and that was to Holmes when he was 38 years old. Just because he didn’t go undefeated like Floyd Mayweather or Rocky Marciano did, it’s hard not to be amazed at his accomplishments, which are too long to list here.

While his GOAT status can be debated, it cannot be denied that Muhammad Ali influenced every fighter that came after him.

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