On this day in 1980: Holmes thrashes Muhammad Ali

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Champ: Larry Holmes.

After being at the peak of boxing for so long, Muhammad Ali finally reached the end of his rope in his attempt to win an unprecedented fourth world heavyweight title.

On this day in 1980, reigning world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes extended his perfect record with a TKO victory over Ali in what was billed as ‘The Last Hurrah’.

Heading into the fight, there were rumours Ali struggled to be cleared during a neurological exam, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission went ahead with the bout and the results were fairly predictable.

The end of the 10th round was as far as Ali could last as Holmes earned the TKO and every round of the fight by all three judges.

Other memorable events on this day

1909: The first rugby match is played at Twickenham.

1991: Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to reach 500 wins.

2005: The NFL plays its first regular season game outside the United States with Arizona and San Francisco meeting in Mexico City.

2009: Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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Happy Birthday – Zhamnov, Vucinic, Vaz Te

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These sporting stars are celebrating.

Al Jazira striker Mirko Vucinic celebrates his 33rd birthday.

The former Roma and Juventus hitman is an icon in his Montenegro homeland and is perhaps best known for winning three Serie A titles with Juventus between 2011 and 2014, as well as two Coppa Italias with Roma.

He moved to the UAE in 2014 and after a prolific first season for the Pride of Abu Dhabi, Vucinic is now getting back to full fitness after an injury-ravaged 2015-16 campaign.

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Other birthdays include:

1970: Alexei Zhamnov – ex-ice hockey player for Winnipeg Jets and 1992 Olympic winner (46).

1979: Marko Stanojevic – Italian rugby union player who plays on the wing (37).

1986: Ricardo Vaz Te – ex-Bolton and West Ham footballer who now plays for Turkey’s Akhisar Belediyespor (30).

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Quotes of the Week: From McGregor to Rory

Sport360 staff 30/09/2016
UFC and the Ryder Cup has featured heavily in the headlines.

From Conor McGregor to the Rory Mcllroy, we select the best quotes from the sporting world this week.

What got you talking this week and which is your favourite quote from our list?

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