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CHAMPIONSHIP WON ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Muhammad Ali (right) wins his third heavyweight crown by defeating Leon Spinks.

 

On September 15, 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks
at the
Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first
fighter ever to do so. Following his victory, Ali retired from boxing,
only to make a brief comeback two years later. Ali, who once
claimed he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” left the s
port permanently in 1981.

 

Super 70s Sports på Twitter: "Today in 1978, Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks in their rematch to become the first three-time heavyweight champion.… https://t.co/5fE8MxjNzJ"

 

SI Vault: Ali a champ again after beating confused Spinks - Sports Illustrated

 


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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John Herbert Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987)

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Gleason was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences
Television Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2000 a statue of
him as Ralph Kramden (below) was installed at the Miami
Beach Bus Terminal.

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BOXER MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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On April 28, 1967, boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. Army and was immediately stripped of his heavyweight title. Ali, a Muslim, cited religious reasons for his
decision to forgo military service.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky, on
January 14, 1942, the future three-time world champ changed
his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964 after converting to
Islam.

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BOXING LEGEND HAS DIED AT AGE 66

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Marvin Nathaniel Hagler (May 23, 1954 – March 13, 2021)


(Fox News) –
Marvelous Marvin Hagler, the boxing legend who
was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987 and
recorded 52 knockouts during his career, has died. His wife Kay,
made the announcement Saturday on Facebook stating
the boxer died unexpectedly at his home in New Hampshire. 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Muhammad Ali (left) defeated Sonny Liston. 

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