1 Samuel 25-28.
Forty years ago I was in the 2nd grade. Which means if I was still in school, I'd be in 42nd grade today. But anyway, I still remember the playground buzz this day in anticipation of the "Fight of the Century" to take place that night. Two unbeaten fighters with clashing styles facing off.
I was a Smokin' Joe fan, and his victory this night forty years ago was a relief. I really never cared for Ali, and couldn't stomach the thought of Frazier, the heavyweight champ, losing to him.
Around 15 years ago, I read a Sports Illustrated article about the fight and the hype leading up to it. After reading it, I was so glad I had rooted for Joe. The way Ali and his camp treated Joe was disgraceful as I recall.
At any rate, the fight lived up to its billing, one of the few that does. Here's the 15th round, which produced the lovely sight and sound of Ali getting nailed and going down.