On This Date in Sports: September 15, 1978

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Muhammad Ali goes on the attack in his rematch with Leon Spinks at the Superdome.
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Muhammad Ali becomes the first boxer to win the heavyweight title three times, as he beats Leon Spinks in a rematch at the Louisiana Superdome. Spinks had upset Ali with a 15 round split decision win in Las Vegas on February 15th. Ali whose trademark quickness was fading would have just enough to beat the younger Spinks in a 15 round unanimous decision. It would be the final win of Muhammad Ali’s career.