On This Date 10/2/1980

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Muhammad Ali comes out of retirement to claim the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World once again. Ali had not fought in two years, since winning for the third time against Leon Spinks. Larry Holmes had become the new champion in Ali’s retirement. Holmes had been a sparring partner of Muhammad Ali. The fight would mark the end of an era, as Larry Holmes won in ten rounds at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas when Ali could not continue.

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