This Day in Boxing September 15, 1978 Ali Beats Spinks
Muhammad Ali regains the heavyweight crown
Muhammad Ali 221
Leon Spinks 201
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA W UD 15/15
referee: Lucien Joubert 10-4 judges: Ernie Cojoe 10-4, Herman Preis 11-4
WBA World heavyweight title
On September 6, 1979 Ali announced his retirement, and the WBA title was declared vacant.