Afro History Today in Afro History ! Muhammed Ali defeats Leon Spinks in 1978 at the Superdome in New Orleans, making him the first Heavyweight to win the Championship title three times ! written by Marc Alexander September 15, 2019 Muhammad Ali, who engaged in more ‘fight of the year’ contests than any other fighter in boxing history, sixCitation needed spanning almost two decades. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Muhammad Ali is convicted of draft evasion after refusing induction into the armed services in 1967 ! Harry Belafonte become the first Afro American to win an Emmy in 1960 !Today in Afro History ! Muhammad Ali in his 61st and final fight, loses to Trevor Berbick in 1981 !Today in Afro History ! Joe Black becomes the first Afro American pitcher to win a World Series Game in 1952 ! Muhammad Ali Defeats Joe Frazier in Manilla Philippines called ” The Thriller in Manilla ” in 1975 !Today in Afro History ! Muhammad Ali is stripped of title for refusing to be drafted into Vietnam War in 1967 ! Samuel Lee Gravely becomes first Afro admiral in U.S. Navy !Today in Afro History ! Joe Gans becomes the first Afro American World Boxing Champion in 1902 !Today in Afro History ! Boxer, Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for the Heavy Weight championship in 1964 ! Elijah Muhammad passes away in 1975. Today in Afro History ! Muhammed Ali defeats Leon Spinks in 1978 at the Superdome in New Orleans, making him the first Heavyweight to win the Championship title three times ! was last modified: August 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Nipsey Russell ! Opera Singer, Jessye Norman ! Jazz Saxophonist, Cannonball Adderley ! NBA player, Jason Terry ! NFL player, Aaron Ross ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Blues singer/musician, B.B. King ! NBA player, Elgin Baylor ! Olympic Gold Medalist hurdler, Kevin Young ! Actress, Kyla Pratt ! Singer, Jon Hendricks ! You may also like Hawks let Game 4 and series control... April 25, 2016 Premiere: R&B/Soul Artist Kaleem Taylor Is Sounding... December 1, 2017 How the Greek Freak’s hustle shapes his... February 18, 2018 Germany drops probe into rappers accused of... June 17, 2018 LeBron James’ solo act recalls early Cleveland... April 19, 2018 Every Time Fox News Attacked Michelle Obama May 27, 2018 “Bet Ain't Worth the Hand” March 15, 2018 Quick-Thinking Firefighters Save Girl, 11, Having A... July 18, 2018 At 7-foot-3, does Kristaps Porzingis face a... February 13, 2018 Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp: "My golf game... June 24, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.