Top 10 Muhammad Ali Best Knockouts
Muhammad Ali is one of those rare athletes who transcended his sport. He was more than a boxer, he was a cultural icon.
But he made his name as a boxer, and in his career from his debut on Oct. 29, 1960, in Louisville, Ky., against Tunney Hunsaker until his sad, final bout as a faded nearly 40-year-old, he fought the best of his era.
He was 11-3 with eight knockouts against men who are in the International Boxing Hall of Fame during that 21-year career in which he went 56-5 with 37 knockouts and held the heavyweight title on three separate occasions.
He was 2-1 with one knockout against his greatest rival, Joe Frazier.
He was 3-0 with knockouts against George Foreman, Archie Moore and Bob Foster, 2-1 against Ken Norton, 2-0 with two knockouts against both Floyd Patterson and Sonny Liston, and was 0-1 and was knocked out by Larry Holmes.
Without question, though, he participated in many of the most memorable bouts in history.
These are my choices for Ali’s 10 most significant bouts: