Muhammad Ali vs Lyle Alzado

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Muhammad Ali vs Lyle Alzado
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Date: 
Saturday, July 14, 1979
Rounds Scheduled: 
8
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round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Muhammad Ali
                                                                    
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Lyle Alzado
                                                                    
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9


Fan Cards: Muhammad Ali vs Lyle Alzado


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
80
LYLE ALZADO
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
72


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
80
LYLE ALZADO
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
72


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Alzado dwarfed Ali.

Muhammad Ali 6'3 weighted 230 pounds & Lyle Alzado was 6'3 243 pounds at the time of this fight.

Lyle Alzado had only a small 13 pound weight advantage for Heavyweight.

Muhammad Ali was a Gold Medal winning Olympic Boxer and had 19 years of professinal Boxing experience that makes Lyle Alzado big 6'3 body and 13 pound weight advantage very small.

When is a fight with a novice Muhammad Ali was the giant no matter the other mans height or weight.

For this fight Lyle Alzado slimmed down to 243 from his normal 255 football weight.

At the time of this fight Lyle Alzado was a All-Pro Defensive End for the Denver Broncos.

At the time of this fight Muhammad Ali was 37 coming off of regaining back his titles from Leon Spinks in between retirement and continuing his career.

This was a exhibition and originally it was supposed to be against Jimmy Ellis another ex pro Boxer and one of Muhammad Ali's oldest and dearest friends.

The fight was to held in Denver the match with Jimmy Ellis fell through so local Denver promoter Lyle Pedersen called local football hero Lyle Alzado and he excepted.

Lyle Alzado told the associated press quote "I've always dreamed of being heavyweight champion of the world"

Muhammad Ali said no football player or athlete from any other sport can come into the world of Boxing and master Muhammad Ali.

After the fight Muhammad Ali is quoted as saying to the associated press about Lyle Alzado "For a non fighter he's great," "He's got potential to be a world champion in the next two years if he continues to improve.For a man to come into my league and and almost master me was a surprise."

This was the battle of "The Greatest" vs "Three Mile Lyle" Lyle Alzado was also known as Darth Raider for his time spent with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders under owner Al Davis and coach Tom Flores.

At the time of this fight Lyle Alzado was a member of the Orange Crush defense a nickname popularized in 1977 by sports writer Woody Paige. Lyle Alzado played for the Denver Broncos under owner Gerald Phipps and coach Red Miller.

Muhammad Ali could have Knocked Out Lyle Alzado in the 1st round if he wanted to.

For this fight Lyle Alzado trained with famed Olympic Boxing coach Bobby Lewis one of the premier Boxing coaches other prominent past USA Boxing coaches are Pappy Gault & Kenny Adams.