The Time Muhammad Ali Stopped A Man From Leaping To His Deathby The Daily Eye Team June 6 2016, 3:44 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs
In January 1981, the champ talked a man down from a ninth-floor ledge. On Oct. 2, 1980, Larry Holmes humiliated Muhammad Ali in a matchup billed as “The Last Hurrah.” Though the 38-year-old Ali had flunked a pre-fight neurological exam, the Nevada State Athletic Commission licensed him anyway. Ali’s corner stopped the fight after 10 rounds; Holmes cried in an interview afterwards, seeming to regret the beatdown. “All the people involved in this fight should've been arrested. This fight was an abomination, a crime,” said Ferdie Pacheco, Ali’s former ring doctor. “Tired, punched, and punchless, Muhammad Ali ran out of miracles last night,” said ABC’s Dick Schaap.