This Day In Boxing History: Muhammad Ali Retains Heavyweight Titles on June 30 1975

Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Bugner by unanimous decision to retain his WBA and WBC heavyweight titles before an estimated crowd of 22,000 at Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ali was making his third title defense in 100 days after reclaiming the championship from George Foreman in October 1974. His rematch with Bugner, who Ali also beat by unanimous decision in February 1973, was the champ’s last bout before he fought Joe Frazier for a third time in the “Thrilla in Manila.

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