History | Dec 16 2018

On This Day: Former heavyweight champion Ernie Terrell passed away

Matt Christie pays tribute to Ernie Terrell, one of the most accomplished heavyweights of the 1960s
Ernie Terrell

ERNIE TERRELL, the former WBA heavyweight champion, died at the age of 75. His name will forever be linked to Muhammad Ali who mercilessly thrashed him in 1967.

According to Tirrell’s wife, Maxine, his death occurred on December 16, 2014 as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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