Jim Robinson and Sonny Liston - '1st-Round Knock-out Victims'
In the illustrious career of Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali, spanning '20' years
and '62' bouts, 'The Greatest' scored only 'two' 1st Round Knockouts.
The first man to ever be stopped by Cassius Clay was, 'Sweet Jimmy'
Back on February 7, 1961 - and in Miami Beach, Florida - 'Sweet Jimmy'
was a last-minute replacement fighter, to face young 19 year-old
Heavyweight - Cassius Clay.
The 36 year-old Robinson, a 6' 0" 177 lb. over-blown Middleweight
with a record of 1-2-0 (O KO's), entered the ring versus Cassius Clay.
What we saw, was a magnificent display of a track meet, as 'Sweet Jimmy'
ran for a good minute plus, before tumbling and getting stopped in 94-seconds,
at 1:34 of Round 1.
What few would ever recognize, that 'Sweet Jimmy' had something in common
with only 'one' other of Cassius Clays '62' opponents.
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 11-20-2012 at 03:05 PM.