Muhammad Ali

Basketball

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.
Michael Pina
8.30.18
mayweather-mcgregor

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.
Mike Meehall Wood
8.24.17
racism in boxing

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.
Will Magee
7.7.17
FIGHTLAND

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.
Corey Erdman
3.29.17
in conversation with david haye

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.
Will Magee
3.1.17
Donald Trump

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.
Sean Newell
2.27.17
FIGHTLAND

Sorry Snowflakes, Fighting Is Political

It takes a certain amount of privilege to be able to ignore the politics inherent in fight culture.
Sarah Kurchak
2.9.17
Throwback Thursday

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.
Brian Blickenstaff
11.24.16
FIGHTLAND

Chance The Rapper Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali At The ESPYs

A couple of greats celebrated The Greatest.
Sarah Kurchak
7.14.16
Muhammad Ali

How Muhammad Ali Shaped Canadian Boxing

Without Ali, the vibrant Canadian boxing scene we have today doesn't exist.
Shawn Smith
6.10.16
Art

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.
Patrick Sauer
6.10.16
Throwback Thursday

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.
Michael Weinreb
6.9.16