MUHAMMAD ALI AND THE ELEPHANT
FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT ‘THE GREATEST’ LIVED A HIGHLY UNUSUAL LIFE
What was it like to be Muhammad Ali?
For starters, this-couldn’t-possibly-be-happening moments were common. Like the time Ali walked out of his home in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and found a real, live, enormous, honest-to-goodness elephant in the backyard.
That doesn’t happen to most people. But it happened to Ali. Let me explain.read more
‘WHEN AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHTS RULED THE RING’
For more than a century, the heavyweight champion of the world was sports royalty. But unlike many kings, whose authority is bestowed as an accident of birth, these men derived their authority first through conquest and then from the consent of the governed.read more
NEW BOOK RECOUNTS THE RISE OF BOXING ON RADIO AND THEN TELEVISION
There was a time when boxing fans relied on newspapers for the most timely recounting of big fights. That changed in the 1920s with the mass commercialization of radio. Then, in the 1940s, television began the process of supplanting radio.read more