It Was 40 Years Ago Today…. Ali vs Spinks 1 – Back on February 15th, 1978, Muhammad Ali met Leon Spinks for the first time in a match that saw “The Greatest” suffer just the third defeat of his career. Spinks, an Olympic gold medalist, was rushed into a title shot in just his eighth career fight and he made the most of it.
For many, this loss truly marked the beginning of the end for the great Ali. He would face Spinks again in his next outing and regain the world heavyweight championship, a feat that still has not been duplicated to this day. In this latest TBC history segment we are once again joined by our veteran analyst Frank Lotierzo. To get a better understanding of what happened in the ring 40 years ago, we turn to Frank, and so should you. Take a listen.
For more from Lotierzo on Ali, check out “Born This Day in 1942…Muhammad Ali” as celebrated on January 17th…..
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