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What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

US Open and Bill MacPhail

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports
Reese Schonfeld

Forty-eight years ago, Bill MacPhail, then in charge of sports at CBS, signed a deal with the US Tennis Open to carry its tennis matches, men's and women's, on the CBS network. That deal died last year and in 2015 you'll have to watch them on ESPN.

The Final Round in Anthony McKinney's Quest for Justice

Steve Drizin | Posted 02.02.2015 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Had a new jury seen this new evidence of Anthony McKinney's innocence, it would have acquitted him. But Anthony never got the chance to prove his innocence in court. After serving 35 years in prison, Anthony died alone in his prison cell on August 27, 2013. He was 53.

WATCH: The Fight That Made Muhammad Ali A Champion

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Fifty years ago today, on February 25th, 1964, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Although ...

Breaking Down UFC 160

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.21.2013 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Velasquez and Silva previously met inside the octagon a year ago in a non-title fight, with the now-champion easily dismissing "Big Foot" at 3:36 of the first round, bloodying the Brazilian with a vicious ground-and-pound assault.

Wladimir Klitschko Vies to Make Heavyweight History

Gordon Marino | Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports
Gordon Marino

The IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight king, Wladimir Klitschko, has not lost since 2004, nor has he been tested by any of his opponents. This will be his 14th title defense.

American Heavyweight Hopes Are in 'Mayhem'

Gordon Marino | Posted 01.16.2013 | Sports
Gordon Marino

There is an American in the wings who, within a year, might be able to challenge for the greatest prize in sports -- the heavyweight championship. The man with the promise is, Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell.

Reigning Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Next PM?

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home

By Richard Balmforth KIEV, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The Western-style liberal party of heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko has surge...

Evander Holyfield's Unable To Avoid Foreclosure On $14 Million Mansion

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

Evander Holyfield's in trouble again, and it has nothing to do with Mike Tyson this time. The former heavyweight champion has proven unable to avoi...

UFC Champ Helps Boy's Dream Come True

Elliot Worsell | Posted 07.25.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is as vicious and violent as it gets when the opening bell rings, yet grins blissfully with the youthful naivety of a young boy when ungloved and disarmed. The champion's soul remains young, his heart still at home in Cacador.

Hail the Heavyweight King(s)

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.05.2012 | Sports
Gordon Marino

On Saturday, IBF, IBO, and WBA heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko (57-3) slammed a jab, right hand, left hook combination to stop Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-5) by knockout at 1:12 of the fourth round.

Vitali Klitschko Successfully Defends His Title

Gordon Marino | Posted 11.10.2011 | Sports
Gordon Marino

On Saturday night in Wroclaw, Poland, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko defeated Polish challenger Tomasz Adamek. This was Klitschko's 9th successful title defense.

The Heavyweight Title Deserves More Than Haye and Klitschko Were Willing to Give

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports
Scott Jordan Harris

Haye, who was introduced as 'The Fighting Pride of London, England' did not give London, England a fight of which it can be proud. Rather, he gave it one of which it has to struggle not to be ashamed.

Vitali Klitschko Pounds Out a Dominant Performance and an Argument for Reform in Boxing

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gordon Marino

On Saturday night, Vitali Klitschko both established himself as one of the most dominant heavyweight of his era and inadvertently hammered out an argument for reform in his beloved sport.

For Team Obama, A Refresher on Jack Johnson and "The Great White Hope"

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Zirin

In 1918, the first black heavyweight boxing champion defeated a racist "great white hope." But when the Obama Administration takes a right hook to the face, it just smiles through bloodied teeth.