June 26, 1979 — Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali confirmed to reporters that he’d sent a letter to the World Boxing Association resigning his title, saying his third announced retirement was indeed final.

  4 comments for “This Day in History

  1. June 26, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    What a great man

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  2. June 26, 2018 at 7:04 AM

    I know he’s not without controversy but I’ve been a fan of Muhammed Ali since I was a teenager. Loved the banter between him and Howard Cosell. I was moved to tears when it was revealed that he was the athlete selected to light the torch at the Atlanta Olympic Games. A good man.

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