Ali becomes first three-time heavyweight champ
Sept. 15, 1978
At 36, Muhammad Ali shows he still can occasionally float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. While just a shell of his former self, that's enough for him to avenge his loss to Leon Spinks seven months ago.
Before a crowd of some 70,000 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Ali, the 2-1 favorite, is in control throughout and registers an easy unanimous decision over the 25-year-old former Marine. Counterpunching with a left hook that beats a steady tattoo ...
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