LeBron, Like Ali Before Him, is Greater Than Sports
LeBron is constantly compared to Michael Jordan and already on the same business-savvy path as Magic Johnson. But lately—and hopefully on a permanent basis—he’s starting to feel like Muhammad Ali.
Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki Gave Us a Preview of Mayweather-McGregor
In 1976, Ali and Inoki fought for 15 excruciatingly boring rounds, after which the crowd chanted for their money back.
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A History of Racial Epithets In Boxing
From the time of Jack Johnson all the way up to the nineties heyday of British boxing, race has been used to define fighters and ethnicity used to sell fights.
Honey Boy Bratton: The Boxer Who Inspired Miles Davis and Muhammad Ali
Johnny Bratton is often overlooked, but the former welterweight champ had a profound impact on the city of Chicago, and two giant figures in particular—Miles Davis, and Muhammad Ali.
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David Haye On Fighting Talk, ‘Enter The Dragon’ and Tony Bellew’s Health
He may well cross the line at times, but it’s hard to deny that Haye has a knack for trash talk. We spoke to him about verbal sparring, his love of martial arts films and the outcome of his upcoming fight.
Muhammad Ali's Son Detained at Airport for Hours, Repeatedly Asked About his Religion
Muhammad Ali, Jr. was held for nearly three hours and repeatedly asked about his religion.
Sorry Snowflakes, Fighting Is Political
It takes a certain amount of privilege to be able to ignore the politics inherent in fight culture.
Throwback Thursday: Patterson vs. Ali, the Culture War That Wasn't
The 1965 heavyweight title fight between Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali was billed as an intraracial battle between a good guy and a dangerous black radical. Like much in Patterson's life, the truth was disguised.
Chance The Rapper Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali At The ESPYs
A couple of greats celebrated The Greatest.
How Muhammad Ali Shaped Canadian Boxing
Without Ali, the vibrant Canadian boxing scene we have today doesn't exist.
The Art of the Champ: Artists Talk About Visually Representing Ali
Muhammad Ali was the inspiration for artists around the world. Several of them talk to us about their pieces.
Throwback Thursday: Before Ali, There Was Jack Johnson's Unforgivable Blackness
Jack Johnson owned a nightclub, had his own jazz band and was the first African-American heavyweight champ. He was sentenced to prison for his affairs with white women.
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