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40 years ago today, George Foreman went 40-0 as a professional boxer. On March 26, 1974, Foreman defended his heavyweight title almost effortlessly as he belabored Ken Norton into senselessness in five minutes with a TKO in the second round in Caracas, Venezuela. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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40 years ago today, George Foreman went 40-0 as a professional boxer. On March 26, 1974, Foreman defended his heavyweight title almost effortlessly as he belabored Ken Norton into senselessness in five minutes with a TKO in the second round in Caracas, Venezuela. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Terry Bradshaw, who turns 65 today, shows his pretty smile during a Steelers game in Nov. 1971. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Terry Bradshaw, who turns 65 today, shows his pretty smile during a Steelers game in Nov. 1971. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Bears linebacker Dick Butkus rushes Packers quarterback Don Horn at Soldier Field on Dec. 15, 1968. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Bears linebacker Dick Butkus rushes Packers quarterback Don Horn at Soldier Field on Dec. 15, 1968. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Mike Tyson forces Michael Spinks to take a knee a minute into their fight on June 27, 1988, in Atlantic City, NJ.  It was the first time Spinks had been knocked down in his professional career. Spinks took a count of four before rising, only to be knocked down again shortly thereafter. The fight was over after 91 seconds. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Mike Tyson forces Michael Spinks to take a knee a minute into their fight on June 27, 1988, in Atlantic City, NJ.  It was the first time Spinks had been knocked down in his professional career. Spinks took a count of four before rising, only to be knocked down again shortly thereafter. The fight was over after 91 seconds. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Boston Bruins Don Awrey takes a glove to the head by New York Rangers Walt Tkaczuk during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on April 30, 1972. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Boston Bruins Don Awrey takes a glove to the head by New York Rangers Walt Tkaczuk during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on April 30, 1972. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Rams defenders Deacon Jones (75) and Doug Woodlief (57) try and stop Vikings RB Dave Osborn during a 1969 playoff game. Jones died on Monday at the age of 74. (Neil Leifer/SI)

 

Rams defenders Deacon Jones (75) and Doug Woodlief (57) try and stop Vikings RB Dave Osborn during a 1969 playoff game. Jones died on Monday at the age of 74. (Neil Leifer/SI)
 

Members of the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals — manager Red Schoendienst (2), Roger Maris (9), Tim McCarver (15), Orlando Cepeda (30), (Middle L-R) Bob Gibson (45), Curt Flood (21), Julian Javier (25), Mike Shannon (18), Dal Maxvill (27), and Lou Brock (20) — pose during a team photo shoot at  Busch Memorial Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Members of the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals — manager Red Schoendienst (2), Roger Maris (9), Tim McCarver (15), Orlando Cepeda (30), (Middle L-R) Bob Gibson (45), Curt Flood (21), Julian Javier (25), Mike Shannon (18), Dal Maxvill (27), and Lou Brock (20) — pose during a team photo shoot at  Busch Memorial Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

The 1975-76 Golden State Warriors, coached by Al Attles, pose for a team portrait. (Neil Leifer/SI)

The 1975-76 Golden State Warriors, coached by Al Attles, pose for a team portrait. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Captains of the Packers and Chiefs shake hands before the start of Super Bowl I. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Captains of the Packers and Chiefs shake hands before the start of Super Bowl I. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Aerial view of Sugar Ray Leonard victorious as Thomas Hearns hangs on the ropes after referee Davey Pearl stops fight in Round 14 at Caesars Palace in Nov. 1981. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Aerial view of Sugar Ray Leonard victorious as Thomas Hearns hangs on the ropes after referee Davey Pearl stops fight in Round 14 at Caesars Palace in Nov. 1981. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Gordie Howe looks for the puck during a 1964 Bruins-Red Wings game. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Gordie Howe looks for the puck during a 1964 Bruins-Red Wings game. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland ‘Big Cat’ Williams in three rounds at the Houston Astrodome to defend his heavyweight title in November 1966. The bout drew a record indoor crowd of 35,460. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland ‘Big Cat’ Williams in three rounds at the Houston Astrodome to defend his heavyweight title in November 1966. The bout drew a record indoor crowd of 35,460. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of a 1965 Kentucky-Houston game at Robertson Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of a 1965 Kentucky-Houston game at Robertson Stadium. (Neil Leifer/SI)

The Washington Redskins cheerleaders (aka - The Redskinettes) pose during a 1970 preaseason game against the Bills. (Neil Leifer/SI)  

The Washington Redskins cheerleaders (aka - The Redskinettes) pose during a 1970 preaseason game against the Bills. (Neil Leifer/SI)  

SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of George Foreman on the canvas after being knocked out by Muhammad Ali at the Rumble in the Jungle. Ali turns 71 today. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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SI photographer Neil Leifer captures this aerial view of George Foreman on the canvas after being knocked out by Muhammad Ali at the Rumble in the Jungle. Ali turns 71 today. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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