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Father Knows Best - Holmes TKOs Ali

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:26 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 2, 1980

Not even "The Greatest" can beat Father Time. At 38, Muhammad Ali comes out of a two-year retirement to challenge undefeated heavyweight champion Larry Holmes.

But Ali, the only three-time heavyweight champ in history, is no match for the younger (30-year-old) man. "All I could think of after the first round was, 'Oh, God, I still have 14 rounds to go," Ali says.

In the temporary arena in the Caesars Palace parking lot, he looks like a gladiator ...

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