The five men who beat Muhammad Ali are:
Muhammad Ali lost his first match to Joe Frasier I on March 8, 1971. It was Ali's first loss in 32 fights.
Ali led the earlier rounds of the fight that was billed as “The Fight of the Century.” However, he was unable to keep up with the face pace he had set and succumbed himself to multiple devastating blows from Frazier. Frazier was able to use his famous left hook, followed by a flurry of combinations, to visibly hurt Ali throughout the middle-to- later rounds. He eventually knocked Ali to the canvas twice, in rounds 11 and 15 and won the fight by unanimous decision.
Frasier was a former world heavyweight champion whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976 with a brief comeback in 1981.
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Sadly, Muhammad Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who helped define his turbulent times as the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died on Friday in a Phoenix-area hospital. He was 74 years old.
His death was confirmed by Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman. The cause was septic shock, a family spokeswoman said.
Ali, who lived near Phoenix, had had Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years. He was admitted to the hospital on Friday with what Mr. Gunnell said was a respiratory problem. Read more of the news at The New York Times.