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Muhammed Ali was the first person to hold the heavyweight title three times. Ali first won the world heavyweight championship title in 1964 but was stripped of it three years later after he refused induction into the army. He regained the title in 1974 and in 1978.

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Q: Who was the first to hold the heavyweight boxing title three times?
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