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 ! The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar changes it’s name to The United Republic of Tanzania in 1964 ! Muhammad Ali wins first pro fight in 1960 !Today 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 ! 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 Scouting the most interesting draft prospects at... June 7, 2018 SoulBack (featuring Zeplyn Tillman) – The R&B... July 9, 2018 Wilson Pickett's 'In the Midnight Hour' July 12, 2018 WR Jones won’t attend minicamp, Falcons say June 11, 2018 Rapper Jimmy Wopo shot and killed in... June 19, 2018 All My Friends festival in LA announces... May 22, 2018 New records set by JK in centrally-funded... May 12, 2018 Aggressive Deer Targeting Dogs In Georgia July 13, 2018 Shaq: LeBron’s a legend; no need for... June 16, 2018 This Morning from CBS News, March 11,... March 11, 2016 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.