A 'fat' 248 lbs., Muhammad Ali trying to convince his '38' year-old body, that he can do it.
Ferdie Pacheco, 'It is going to be a disaster. I don't want him to do it.'
Floyd Patterson, 'When you're young, the punches hurt, but the pain goes away. When you're older, the punches hurt, and the pain stays.'
Larry Holmes, 'He says he's fighting because he needs the money. All he has to do is sell one of his homes, and one of his antique cars. He can't
fight anymore, and he can't beat anyone. He's 38, he's done and he knows it.'
Larry Holmes, 'Ali said he needs a new poem. How about,,,,,,,, 'I'm 38 and Out-of-Shape'.
June 1980 (Cover photo taken in April 1980)