In an attempt to win a spot on the US Olympic boxing team as a heavyweight, Clay fought a Marine out of Philadelphia named Percy Price. Price defeated clay forcing him to compete as a light-heavyweight at the Olympic trials held in San Francisco of that year.

Clay’s record leading up to the 1960 Olympics held in Rome:
Apr. 14 – Roy Ector TKO 3 (0:55) Louisville East.Reg’n Olympic Trials LH Quarters.
Apr. 15 – Fred Walden TKO 3 (2:59) Louisville East.Reg’n Olympic Trials LH Semis.
Apr. 16 – Charles Hannah TKO 2 (2:49) Louisville East.Reg’n Olympic Trials LH Finals.
May 18 – Henry Cooper TKO 3 San Francisco U.S. Olympic Trials LH Quarters.
May 19 – Fred Lewis W 3 San Francisco U.S. Olympic Trials LH Semis.
May 20 – Allen Hudson TKO 3 San Francisco U.S. Olympic Trials LH Finals.
Aug. 30 – Yvon Because TKO 2 (1:50) Rome Olympics Light Heavy 1st Round.
Sep. 1 – Genadiy Schatkov W 3 (unan) Rome Olympics Light Heavy Quarterfinals.
Sep. 3 – Tony Madigan W 3 (unan) Rome Olympics Light Heavy Semifinals.
Sep. 5 – Zbigniew Pietrzykowski W 3 (unan) Rome Olympics Light Heavy Finals.

©2016 - 2019 Muhammad Ali Alumni. All rights reserved. Home | About | ComplianceContact | NewsPrivacy.

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?