I remember watching them two duke it out and sitting with my father to watch it happen.
It was Sugar Ray Leonard who did him in...But Ali won in a rematch. (Night time fight)
Them were the days of sports legends like Catfish Hunter, Fran Tarkington, Lyle Alzado, John Madden was coaching and Howard....Co.sell. even Bear Bryant. (Drawing a blank on Pittsburgh Steelers QB...He was still playing. Dan Marino played for the Dolphins. (We thought him a wimp for doing so)
And who could forget Mean Joe Green...Who did needlepoint and knitted.
Maybe Mean Joe Green wore pantyhose to keep his legs warm when playing in snow.
I lived in San Jose CA at the time... Oakland Raiders had a patch on their eye because they walked to work. (Rough neighborhood even then) I remember John Madden jumping up and down on the sidelines with his blonde hair going crazy... I being a blonde as well noticed things like that. (Madden's hair was a darker shade though)