Ali Vs Quarry II-June 27th, 1972 L. Vegas
The return match for these two fighters was made nearly two years after the first. Jerry Quarry had gone on a 6 fight winning streak since last losing to Ali when he was cut and couldn't continue. Quarry had beaten average opposition like Larry Middleton, Tony Doyle and Jack Bodell. Quarry had a record of 43-5-4 with 26 knockouts. Muhammad Ali had gone 6-1 since the last meeting beating the likes of Jimmy Ellis, Mac Foster and George Chuvalo. Ali had lost to Joe Frazier for the title and this fight would put one of the fighters in line for a title shot. Ali was 36-1 before this fight. Let's see if Jerry could turn the tide against Ali.

Here's the fight as I saw it.-Green are the round scores as I scored it, red is important text like a cut, great punch or knockdown.

Round 1- Quarry comes out and tries to intimidate Ali by lifting him off the canvas with his back. Ali dancing with the jab being used exclusively. Quarry digs to the body with a left, Ali is using his jab and right cross well. Ali's Round- 10-9

Round 2- Ali comes out flat footed and lands a nice uppercut. Quarry lands a nice shot to the body, Ali comes back with a left, right, left combination. Quarry lands another nice left hook, right cross combo. Quarry more busy. Quarry's Round- 10-9  (19-19) even

Round 3- Nice jabs from Ali, Quarry having trouble slipping them. Quarry up on his toes, Ali landing a solid jab and nice right hands. Ali lands a nice uppercut, and outworks Quarry.
Ali's Round- 10-9  (29-28) Ali

Round 4- Ali jabbing well and keeping Jerry at bay. Great hooks and rights from Ali, he's starting to measure Quarry and hitting him with a higher percentage of punches.
Ali's Round- 10-9  (39-37) Ali

Round 5- Ali is landing many jabs, Quarry having trouble getting inside. Quarry looks like is starting to get a little tired. Ali is working the jab now. Big rights from Ali and Jerry has to cover up a bit.
Ali's Round- 10-9  (49-46) Ali

Round 6- Ali stuns Quarry early, Quarry tries to fight off the ropes. Ali looking for the KO. Great jabs from Ali. Ali is hitting Quarry with big punches now, Quarry is in a little trouble. Quarry lands a hook, but he's taking big punishment now. Quarry looks out on his feet. Ali's Round- 10-9  (59-55) Ali

Round 7- Quarry is in big trouble after two Ali rights land, the fight is stopped after Quarry is defenseless against the ropes. Muhammad Ali overwhelms Jerry Quarry and scores a great 7th round TKO.

Ali looked great in this fight and proved that he was ready again for a title shot, which he would get 2 years later. Ali was better now then when he came off retirement and was getting ready to shock the world one more time. Jerry Quarry wasn't able to match up well against Ali and not many people did. Quarry would still go on to win some big fights, but he could never get over the hump against the tip-top heavyweights like Ali or Frazier.