Where did Muhammad Ali hold his last paid boxing match?
The "Drama in Bahama" was a ten-round boxing match that took place between Muhammad Ali and Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981. Ali was 39 years old at this time, and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali's last paid boxing match.
Official news reports noted, "The fight took place in the unfinished Queen Elizabeth Sports Center. When people (spectators) arrived to see the fight they found they could not get in. The key to the main gate had been misplaced. When the key was found, it was then discovered that there were no boxing gloves at the venue. There was also no bell to signal the end of a round; ultimately a hastily procured cowbell had to be used for this purpose. Because of the scarcity of paying spectators Berbick refused to fight unless he was paid upfront. This fight started more than two hours behind schedule."
Ali (January 1942 - June 2016) retired from boxing in 1981 and focused on religion, philanthropy and activism. After a decades long fight with Parkinson's disease, his death came due to septic shock.