Muhammad Ali vs Buster Mathis 34th of 61 - Nov. 1971 "The Mountain Comes To Muhammad"
34th bout of Muhammad Ali
The NABF Heavyweight Title
(Age 29 Fights 33 Won 32 Lost 1 Drawn 0 )
vs Buster Mathis from - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
(Age 28 Fights 31 Won 29 Lost 2 Drawn 0 )
Nov. 17 1971
Houston, Texas, USA UD 12/12
The bout starts at 7:02
The contest billed as "The Mountain Comes To Muhammad"
Ali was a 7 to 1 favorite as Mathis hadn't fought in almost two years and had lost his last fight.
Ali was guaranteed $300,000 against 40% of all receipts. Mathis received 15% of all receipts. There was an estimated crowd of 21,000 at the Astrodome.
Mathis was down twice in round 11 and twice more in round 12.
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