Muhammad Ali Signed Cut w/ Jimmy Ellis & Alonzo Johnson – COA JSAGo Back
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After winning his next three fights, Ellis fought Muhammad Ali in the Houston Astrodome on July 26, 1971. Angelo Dundee chose to work with Ellis for the fight. He was Ali’s trainer, but he was both manager and trainer for Ellis. Working with Ellis meant that he would get a bigger share of the purse. Ali accepted the arrangement and got Harry Wiley, who had worked with Henry Armstrong and Sugar Ray Robinson, to be his trainer for the Ellis fight.
Ellis fought well over the first three rounds, but the fight turned after Ellis was hurt by a right hand in the fourth round. The right hand “hurt me so bad I couldn’t really fight my best after that,” Ellis said. “It ruined me.” The referee stopped the fight in the twelfth round as Ellis remained on his feet. No knockdowns were recorded throughout the fight.
The Cassius Clay vs. Alonzo Johnson ten-round boxing match between Cassius Clay and Alonzo Johnson was held in Louisville, Kentucky on July 22, 1961. Clay won the bout on points with a unanimous decision.
Vintage Muhammad Ali & Jimmy Ellis and Alonzo Johnson signed this 5 x 8 album page of this 3 boxing greats. Signed in blue ballpoint pen & fiber-tip marker. Signatures grade 9-10. Note one signature is unidentified. Authentication: JSA Auction House Letter & SGC Authentic LOA
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