RingTV.com revisits the fight that delivered one of the most controversial endings – and infamous punches – in the history of the sport, the rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, which took place 50 years ago today.
Gene Kilroy, the former right-hand man for Muhammad Ali, knows a bit about big fights. Mayweather-Pacquiao is big, he says, but calm down — Ali fights were on a different planet.
Veteran boxing scribe Joe Santoliquito says the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is one of those rare generational occurrences featuring two boxers that have grabbed the general public’s imagination. With this in mind, the president of the Boxing Writers Assoc. of America takes an unscientific look at the 10 biggest mega-fights in history, based on their event appeal.
Muhammad Ali, who was released on Jan. 6 from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection, has been admitted once again on Thursday to an undisclosed facility for followup care, family spokesman Bob Gunnell informed the Associated Press.
Having been hospitalized for pneumonia over the weekend, Muhammad Ali’s condition looks to have improved and his release looks imminent.
Muhammad Ali is hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman told The Associated Press on Saturday.
According to reports Ernie Terrell, who once held the WBA portion of the heavyweight title, tragically passed away on Tuesday at the age of 75. Terrell is best known for sustaining a 15-round thrashing at the hands of Muhammad Ali, however, like many heavyweights who fought “The Greatest”, Terrell has his own unique story.
Wladimir Klitschko proved again that he is without peer in the heavyweight division by knocking out No. 1 contender Kubrat Pulev on Saturday. Klitschko is the most dominant heavyweight champ since Lennox Lewis, but does he rank among the all-time great big men?
Twenty years ago today, a crisply delivered one-two from George Foreman drove lineal heavyweight champion Michael Moorer to the floor, ignited explosive cheers that tested the MGM Grand’s foundation and allowed Foreman to shatter records, annihilate conventional wisdom and exorcise two-decade old demons.
Forty years ago today, Muhammad Ali took the final step of a seven-year odyssey to regain what he and his supporters felt should have been his all along – the heavyweight championship. RingTV.com revisits Ali’s eighth-round knockout of George Foreman in Kinshasa and the many stories around boxing’s first global event.
George Foreman spoke to RingTV.com about the reason a rematch with Muhammad Ali never happened. The hall of fame-enshrined former heavyweight champ spoke about the 40th anniversary of “The Rumble in the Jungle,” how he came back from the loss and what might have happened had he and Ali fought again.
After all the debates, speculation and social network bickering, will we see a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout at long last? Floyd Sr. thinks so.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s edition of “Friday Night Fights,” notable underdog victories and much more.