“It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear 

you down. It’s the pebble in your shoe.”

–Muhammad Ali

On September 15, 1978, Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world’s heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career. He was the first fighter to ever do so. Following this win, the boxer retired only to make a comeback in 1980 when he decided to fight Larry Holmes, the then champion. He was knocked out in the 11 round and also lost the next fight with Trevor Berbick a year later. After this, he retired for good with an impressive record of 56 wins and 37 knockouts. By 1984, he got Parkinson’s disease and he ultimately died in 2016.