Ernie Terrell


Age: 75

Summary: boxer who briefly shared the heavyweight championship with the fighter then widely known as Cassius Clay and later was battered by him in a 15-round grudge match in 1967 after refusing to acknowledge that Clay had taken the Muslim name Muhammed Ali, but who had 21 knockouts in 55 bouts and a professional record of 46-9, including victories over heavyweight contenders George Chuvalo, Cleveland Williams, Zora Folley, and later light-heavyweight champion Bob Foster.

Cause of Death: Dementia

Born: April 4, 1939

Died: December 16, 2014

Chicago, Illinois