Friday, August 8, 2014

Firehouse #77 -- August 8, 2014

On our recent trip to New Orleans, we took the New Orleans Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour.  We went around twice because it rained a lot the first time.  The guide on our first trip said that this retired firehouse at 1043 Magazine Street in the Warehouse District is where Muhammad Ali trained for his second fight with Leon Spinks.  The guide on the second circuit did not mention it. 

Ali had lost his title to Spinks on 15-February-1978.  Ali had not taken Spinks seriously.  Ali trained well for the rematch at the Superdome in New Orleans on 15-September-1978, scoring a unanimous decision and winning the heavyweight championship for the third and last time.  We didn't know it then, but it was Ali's last victory. 

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