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On this day: Prime Muhammad Ali scores highlight reel knockout of Brian London

06
Aug

On this day: Prime Muhammad Ali scores highlight reel knockout of Brian London

"The Greatest" at his greatest. On Aug. 6, 1966, Muhammad Ali successfully defended the heavyweight championship of the world for the...

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26
Jul

Muhammad Ali’s WBC title belt from 1974 was sold for $6.18 million

The “Rumble in the Jungle” is the gift that keeps on rumbling. Almost 50 years after that legendary fight at dawn...

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26
Jul

On this day: Muhammad Ali stops childhood friend Jimmy Ellis in The Inevitable Fight

Finally these guys got paid for punching each other. On July 26, 1971, Muhammad Ali, who was then the former heavyweight...

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19
Jul

On this day: Muhammad Ali debuts in Ireland, stops Al ‘Blue’ Lewis in 11

A largely uneventful fight with interesting events surrounding it. On July 19, 1972, Muhammad Ali scored a dominant 11th-round stoppage over...

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02
Jul

An Inductee Experiences the International Boxing Hall of Fame – Part Three

Prior to going to Canastota for Induction Weekend, I asked some previous inductees what the experience was like. "You get a...

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02
Jul

An Inductee Experiences the International Boxing Hall of Fame – Part Two

My induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame came about as a consequence of my writing. So allow me...

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30
Jun

An Inductee Experiences the International Boxing Hall of Fame – Part One

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, I arrived home in mid-afternoon after visiting my mother and checked my telephone answering machine....

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30
Jun

On this day: Muhammad Ali dominates Joe Bugner, sets up a Thrilla in Manila

The sun aside, this was a relatively easy night for “The Greatest.” On June 30, 1975, Muhammad Ali scored a dominant...

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27
Jun

On this day: Muhammad Ali puts the lights out on Jerry Quarry’s Las Vegas dream

A very underrated performance by “The Greatest.” On June 27, 1972, Muhammad Ali scored a dominant seventh-round TKO over perennial heavyweight...

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18
Jun

On this day: Henry Cooper almost destroys Muhammad Ali legend before it begins

On June 18, 1963, Cassius Clay (soon to be Muhammad Ali) stopped gallant British champion Henry Cooper in five rounds...

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