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1965: Fight with Floyd Patterson



1965: Fight with Floyd Patterson (© Hulton Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Ali successfully defended his title and cemented his self-proclaimed status as "the greatest" by flooring former title-holder Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas.

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