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Paved With Gold

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Paved With Gold

LONG BEFORE THEY MET AT THE CROSSROADS IN 1971, ALI AND FRAZIER STARTED THEIR PRO JOURNEYS AS OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS  “If someone...

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Powers That Be

This is part of a two-article package exploring the impact of promoters Don King and Bob Arum, as well as...

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Come Out Writing

THE EYE TEST OF TIME I read with interest your explanation of the pound-for-pound rating debate (Ratings Summary, October 2021) and...

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Dark Comedy

Most boxing writers and a good portion of the fans are cynical by nature, and nothing brings out their cynicism...

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Jabs and Straight Writes

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.

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FLASHBACK: The Ring Withdraws Recognition of Clay as Heavy King

THE RING WITHDRAWS RECOGNITION OF CLAY AS HEAVY KING This feature originally appeared in the May 1970 issue of The Ring...

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Jabs and Straight Writes

BLINDED

The dialogue over racial prejudice in the United States has gotten uglier the past few months. Let me add an experience I had years ago to the discussion.

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Jabs y rectas de puño y letra

Cuando Muhammad Ali conoció a Tony Soprano Muhammad Ali era una persona real. Tony Soprano no lo era. Pero ellos compartían...

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Jabs and Straight Writes

When Muhammad Ali Met Tony Soprano Muhammad Ali was real. Tony Soprano wasn’t. But they shared a bond as cultural icons...

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FLASHBACK: Frazier-Clay Confidential

FRAZIER-CLAY CONFIDENTIAL This feature originally appeared in the May 1971 issue of The Ring Magazine. Editor’s note: Some of the author’s language...

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