Rahman Ali (born Rudolph Valentino Clay;[1] July 18, 1944)[2] is an American former heavyweight boxer. He is the younger brother of Muhammad Ali.[3]

Rahaman Ali
Real nameRahaman Ali
BornRudolph Valentino Clay
(1944-07-18) July 18, 1944 (age 78)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights18
Wins by KO7
No contests9


Ali was born to Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. and Odessa Clay on July 18, 1944, 15 months after his brother Cassius. Muhammad started boxing in a Louisville, Kentucky amateur boxing league. While he went to the 1960 Olympics, Rahman was not selected and remained amateur until February 25, 1964, the night his brother won one of his heavyweight titles over Sonny Liston. As a professional boxer, Rahman won 14 bouts, lost 3, and had one draw. In his career, he knocked out seven opponents and was himself knocked out once. After back-to-back losses ending with Rahaman being knocked out by Jack O'Halloran, he retired from professional boxing.[4] Rahaman released his autobiography on January 17, 2015, with a book titled, That's Muhammad Ali's Brother! My Life on the Undercard, which is co-authored by H. Ron Brashear and the foreword written by Gene Kilroy - the longtime business manager of Muhammad Ali. In 2019, Rahaman released his 2nd book titled My Brother, Muhammad Ali - The Definitive Biography. It is co-authored by Fiaz Rafiq, with the foreword written by NFL legend Jim Brown. The book is currently published in eight different languages around the world.

Professional boxing recordEdit

14 wins (7 knockouts, 7 decisions), 3 losses (1 knockout, 2 decisions), 1 draw[4]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location
Loss 14–3–1   Jack O'Halloran KO 8 1972-09-13   San Diego, California
Loss 14–2–1   Roy Wallace PTS 10 1972-05-08   Niles, Ohio
Draw 14–1–1   Jasper Evans PTS 10 1972-01-22   Denver, Colorado
Win 14–1   Joe "Toy Block" Byrd TKO 4 1971-12-16   Kalamazoo, Michigan
Win 13–1   Harold "70's Version" Carter TKO 3 1971-10-27   O'Hare Port Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Win 12–1   Larry Beilfuss TKO 2 1971-09-13   Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Win 11–1   Carl "Tank" Baker MD 10 1971-04-30   Port of Spain
Win 10–1   Peter Robinson TKO 2 1971-04-23   Port of Spain
Win 9–1   Stamford Harris PTS 10 1971-04-16   Port of Spain
Win 8–1 Clement Greenidge PTS 10 1971-04-09   Port of Spain
Loss 7–1   Danny McAlinden PTS 6 1971-03-08   Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 7–0   Howard Darlington PTS 4 1970-12-07   Madison Square Garden, New York City
Win 6–0 Hurricane Grant KO 3 1970-10-26   Atlanta City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia
Win 5–0   Tommy Howard UD 10 1970-08-11   Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 4–0 Fairchild Hope TKO 2 1966-02-11   Nassau
Win 3–0 Buster Reed KO 2 1965-05-25   St. Dominic's Hall, Lewiston, Maine
Win 2–0   Levi Forte UD 10 1965-04-28   Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 1–0   Chip Johnson PTS 4 1964-02-25   Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida

Exhibition boxing recordEdit

1 fight 0 wins 0 losses
Non-scored 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 0–0 (1)   Muhammad Ali 2 Jul 1, 1972   Los Angeles, California, U.S. Non-scored bout


  1. ^ Kindred, Dave. Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship. Simon & Schuster.
  2. ^ "Birth Records". Moose Roots.
  3. ^ "Cosell Identification". Youtube-Wild World of Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-06-10.
  4. ^ a b Boxing record for Rahman Ali. BoxRec.com.

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