**Note: Tom Scott is on a rare extended vacation, and his Scott Slant column will return on Monday, July 7. But Tom did leave behind his library of historical nuggets for us to share.

This Day In Sports...June 27, 1972: It s a bad night for the Quarry brothers in Las Vegas. Muhammad Ali knocks out Jerry Quarry in the seventh round of their heavyweight bout, and light heavyweight champion Bob Foster knocks out Mike Quarry in the fourth round of their title fight. Ali s victory was his sixth straight since regaining his world championship, and he d win four more before Ken Norton temporarily dethroned him the following March.

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