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
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.