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Op-Ed: Bob Arum compares Lomachenko to Manny Pacquiao - and Muhammad Ali

Bob Arum is getting close to his 85th birthday so perhaps we should excuse him if he embraces hyperbole a little more than even boxing promoters normally do. But comparing a rising fighter, relatively untested professionally, to Muhammad Ali?

Freddie Roach hoping cure for Parkinson disease will come sooner

Seven-time BWAA 'Trainer of the Year' Freddie Roach is looking forward to the day when medical scientists will find a cure for thousands of people afflicted with Parkinson's disease, including himself.

Why Muhammad Ali matters to Filipino boxing fans

The passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali following his long and difficult battle with Parkinson's disease brought sadness to Filipinos in general and Filipino boxing fans in particular as they reminisce on his "Thrilla in Manila" classic fight in 1975.

Op-Ed: Muhammad Ali was a champion of peace, justice and humanity

Not only was Muhammad Ali the greatest of all time in the boxing ring, he was also a champion of peace, justice and equality. He was, without a doubt, my favorite living American.

Cat video: Amusing feline beats up on a stuffed toy tiger

Okay, so cute cat videos are often the rage on the internet and it has become almost redundant to share them on Facebook or in stories such as this. But the one we have here isn't a cute cat but rather a tough cat video.

Op-Ed: Muhammad Ali — 5 foes who got in the way of his boxing career

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Ali-Frazier fight more popularly known as the "Thrilla in Manila," I wish to share an article I wrote four years ago on Bleacher Report about five foes that came in the way of Muhammad Ali's boxing career.

Mayweather praises Muhammad Ali but insists he is better fighter

Floyd Mayweather has good words for Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson for their accomplishments in boxing but the unbeaten American boxer insists he is better than both of them.

Op-Ed: Why Muhammad Ali roots for Manny Pacquiao

Legendary heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali is the latest high-profile boxer who joined ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield in predicting a win for Manny Pacquiao when he collides with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand.

Op-Ed: Stiverne-Wilder fight a boost to heavyweight boxing

On January 17, heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali will celebrate his 73rd birthday and on the same day the sport is giving him a birthday present with a match that could bring back luster to heavyweight boxing that he once dominated and popularized.

Op-Ed: 40 years on, Rumble in the Jungle - A super fight remembered

Toronto - October 30th, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Rumble in the Jungle. The Ali - Foreman fight in the former Zaire was a momentous event hailed by pundits and neutral observers alike as one of the greatest sporting spectacles of the last century.

Muhammad Ali, 'Pacman' want Mayweather to face Pacquiao

Legendary heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali and Manny Pacquiao's popular dog named "Pacman" have joined hands in calling out Floyd Mayweather to face the Filipino boxing superstar in the ring as soon as possible.

Op-Ed: Will Mayweather's first loss signal career downfall?

Despite his proven expertise in marketing and promotions, unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather,Jr. seems to be entertaining the idea that losing a fight at the peak of his career will result in a massive decline in popularity and marketability.

NSA spied on Martin Luther King, documents reveal

New York - Apparently, allegations of US spy agencies snooping on its citizens are not restricted to the controversial PRISM episode and goes back to the days of President Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, according to reports.

Documents reveal NSA spied on Martin Luther King Jr

According to declassified documents, the NSA spied on civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr and boxer Muhammad Ali when the Vietnam war protests were at an all time high.

Op-Ed: Muhammad Ali - the Greatest at 70

Louisville - Muhammad Ali is rightly regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, but his biggest and most honourable fight took place outside the ring.

Op-Ed: Joe Frazier — His finest hour

Philadelphia - Joe Frazier will be buried today, Monday. He may not have been the greatest fighter who ever laced up a pair of gloves, but for one brief moment in time, he was not only the baddest man on the planet, but king of the world.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr to pay for Joe Frazier's funeral services

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said his "Money Team" will shoulder the funeral expenses of legendary boxer Joe Frazier who died Monday after a brief battle with liver cancer.

Muhammad Ali and George Foreman lead tributes to Joe Frazier

Philadelphia - Old foes Muhammad Ali and George Foreman led the tributes to the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, who died in the small hours.

Heavyweight boxing legend Joe Frazier dies of liver cancer

Heavyweight boxing legend Joe Frazier has died Monday night after a brief battle with liver cancer. Frazier was 67-years-old at the time of his death.

Op-Ed: Frazier’s Final Round

Philadelphia - Legendary heavyweight boxing champion “Smokin’" Joe Frazier is lacing up his gloves for what is the final round of his life. Frazier has liver cancer and is now in hospice care.

Op-Ed: Smokin' Joe Frazier — His last, and most important, fight

Philadelphia - To those who grew up in the post-Tyson era, the name Joe Frazier is only a name, if that, but once like Mike Tyson, he was the baddest man on the planet, though unlike Tyson, for all the right reasons. Today, he is fighting his most feared opponent.

Boxing and Parkinson's Don't Match

As promoter Bob Arum discovered a good match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, a new and expanded medical facility in Phoenix Arizona seems to show that boxing and Parkinson's disease don't match.

Muhammad Ali Is Now an Ivy League Doctor

Princeton University honors Muhammad Ali with a doctorate degree in humanities.

Muhammad Ali Turns 60

NEW YORK (voa) - The man who "floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee" - three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali - celebrates his 60th birthday Thursday. When Ali began his professional fighting career more than 40 years ago, his ...

Movie Review: Will Smith Accomplishes A Remarkable ''Ali''

“Ali” (USA 2001) **** Directed by Michael Mann If Michael Mann’s (“The Insider”, “Heat”) “Ali” begins in 1964 and ends in 1974 midway during the life of arguably the most reviled and controversial heavyweight champion of all time, there
 

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The Greatest at a book signing in Central London  June 1992; in the foreground is Mark Taha.
The Greatest at a book signing in Central London, June 1992; in the foreground is Mark Taha.
Muhammad Ali connects with a right during the Rumble in the Jungle fight in Kinshasa  Zaire.
Muhammad Ali connects with a right during the Rumble in the Jungle fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.
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Muhammad Ali standing over the Congo River in Kinshasa.
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