Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier battle it out in the ring during their historic "Fight of the Year" on March 8, 1971 at New York's Madison Square Garden. The outcome resulted in Ali's first professional defeat, a close 15-round decision to Frazier.
eavyweight champion Muhammad Ali has tape removed from his hands by Wali Youngblood Muhammad, Soria Brown, and his trainer Drew Bundini Brown in July of 1978 after a session on the heavy bag. Ali retreated to his Deer Lake, PA training camp in preparation for his impending fight against Leon Spinks on September 15, 1978.
Muhammad Ali and prolific writer Alex Haley appear at Ali's Semi-Open House in June of 1979 at his Freemont Park, CA estate. Guests attended the fundraising soiree before heading to an NAACP Legal Defense Fund buffet dinner and play. All the proceeds from Ali's event went to the NAACP.