Losing is a vital part of boxing akin to any combat sport. Even the heavyweight legend Muhammad Ali has lost five times in his professional career. Here, we take a look at how and against whom the GOAT lost.
Ali suffered his first-ever professional loss in his first fight against Joe Frazier via unanimous decision in what would be one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. However, the heavyweight GOAT avenged his loss against Frazier twice.
Ali lost the NABF heavyweight title in his first fight against Ken Norton via a split decision. However, the boxing legend avenged his loss in the rematch and reclaimed the title.
Ali lost the WBA, WBC, and The Ring heavyweight titles in his first fight against Leon Spinks via a split decision. He then avenged his loss in the rematch and reclaimed the WBA and The Ring heavyweight titles.
Ali suffered his fourth professional loss against Larry Holmes via RTD (corner's stoppage) after the tenth round.
Ali suffered two consecutive losses for the first time in his career. After Larry Holmes, he lost against Trevor Berbick via unanimous decision. Furthermore, it was the legend's last boxing match.