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Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – Pre Fight On Larry Holmes With Howard Cosell


Howard Cosell interview Muhammad Ali before his attempt to regain the world heavyweight championship for the fourth time against Larry Holmes…..as Ali proclaims that “Holmes behind will be mine in nine”.  Then Cosell shifts to an interview reigning heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes….who literally had worshiped Ali while calling him his mentor….as Cosell in his undeniable style asks Holmes if he will take it easy on his hero…..to which Holmes replies….”If the rolls were reversed…..Ali would not take it easy on me…..so, I am not going to take it easy on him”….which he didn’t….as Larry Holmes beat down his idol to a TKO in the 10th round….for the only time in Ali’s career that someone actually took The Greatest out.


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