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Muhammad Ali: The Champion Who Never Sold Out
By William C. Rhoden, The New York Times, 07 Jun 2016
Muhammad Ali was an ungentrified black man.
That simple truth has resonated in my heart over the last few days as volumes of praise and tributes have been lavished on Ali and his legacy.
I had not expected to be this sad. We all knew this day was coming, that he would die, but the finality of Read Full Story >>>
Muhammad Ali Was The Meanest Boxer Of All Time
By Hamilton Nolan, Deadspin.com, 07 Jun 2016
Muhammad Ali had the most unsuccessfully imitated fighting style of all time. Even now, three and a half decades after his retirement, you can still find boxers making the mistake of trying to fight like him and getting their faces split open as a consequence. This is his most lasting contribution t Read Full Story >>>
Embracing the Paradox of Muhammad Ali: Gratitude to the Greatest
By Matthew Dowd , ABC News, 07 Jun 2016
When famous people pass away, it gives us all pause to examine their life and with that our own lives. We wonder what was the meaning about who they were and why does it matter. As many reflect on Muhammad Ali and the iconic figure he was for the last half of the 20th century, I would like to just t Read Full Story >>>
Ringo Starr on the Time Muhammad Ali Picked Him Up
By Jordan Runtagh, Rolling Stone, 07 Jun 2016
Drummer recalls Beatles' famous 1964 encounter with "physically and spiritually powerful" champ
On February 18th, 1964, just nine days after the Beatles made their acclaimed American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, and a week before Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) won his first World Hea Read Full Story >>>
The Sports Writer Who Hated Muhammad Ali
By Stefan Fatsis, Slate, 07 Jun 2016
In 1964, the New York Times’ Arthur Daley called Ali “a loudmouth braggart.” He never changed his mind.
Muhammad Ali’s coming out as an athletic, political, and media star happened in 1964, when the boxer, still using his given name, Cassius Clay, beat Sonny Liston to claim the heavyweight title. Read Full Story >>>
Michael J. Fox on Fighting Parkinson’s Disease With Muhammad Ali: We Were ‘Part of Something Bigger’
By Nicholas Hautman, US Magazine, 07 Jun 2016
They shared something special. Three days after Muhammad Ali’s death, Michael J. Fox is paying tribute to his late friend by remembering their side-by-side battle with Parkinson’s disease. In a new interview on the Today show, the 54-year-old actor recalled his time with the legendary boxer, who die Read Full Story >>>
How Muhammad Ali transformed the image of Islam
By Noah Feldman, Chicago Tribune, 07 Jun 2016
Boxing made Muhammad Ali famous, but his conversion to Islam -- and the meaning the world attached to it -- made him a global historical figure. Ali's conversion came to be understood as an act of transnational identification with the oppressed wretched of the earth. And through Ali, Islam itself wa Read Full Story >>>
Muhammad Ali Revives a Lost Era of Sportswriting
By James Warren, Vanity Fair, 07 Jun 2016
Muhammad Ali's death inspired print and video tributes by the media that would have been unimaginable when he was world champ, a convert to the Muslim faith and a conscientious objector to Vietnam War military service. Front pages worldwide were vivid. (Poynter) As The New Yorker's David Remnick not Read Full Story >>>
What we can all learn from Muhammad Ali's years in the wilderness
By Bill Siegel, The Guardian, 07 Jun 2016
When I was a child discovering Muhammad Ali in the 1970s, he was already fighting Superman in oversize comic books, already “the most recognizable face on earth”. In 1990, when I was in my mid-20s, I got my first job in documentary film working as a researcher on Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story. It wa Read Full Story >>>
Ali: Forever Young
By Joe Masterleo , Boxing.com, 06 Jun 2016
A boisterous trend-setter, his singular example changed the complexion and ethos of professional sports forever…
He had been regarded as one of the most significant sporting figures in history, if not the greatest of them all — inspiring, controversial and polarizing inside and outside the ring. Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao invests in Singaporean mobile game company
By Judith Balea, Rappler, 06 Jun 2016
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has bought into a Singapore-based mobile gaming company.
Pacquiao, who’s just won a Senate seat in the Philippine elections last month, snapped up a small stake in Gtoken, a platform that publishes crowdsourced mobile games, for an undisclosed am Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach reflects on Muhammad Ali and the burden of Parkinson’s
By Mitch Abramson, RingTV.com, 06 Jun 2016
Trainer Freddie Roach reacted to the death of Muhammad Ali as most have, with sadness and heartache. But for Roach, Ali’s passing may have hit closer to home because of the disease they both had to contend with.
As someone stricken with Parkinson’s disease, Roach, 56, couldn’t help but view Ali’s Read Full Story >>>
2016 NBA FINALS --- Warriors steam roll Cavaliers, 110 -77, to take a 2 - 0 lead
By Ryan Medida, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2016
OAKLAND-- This time, it was Draymond Green's turn to shine.
Green, one of Golden State's fabulous Big 3, was simply amazing on Sunday night, shoo Read Full Story >>>
Fellow Athletes, Along With Politicians And Other Notables, Weigh In On “The Greatest”
By Sean Crose, Boxing Insider, 06 Jun 2016
With the world reeling from the news of Muhammad Ali’s death, Boxing Insider has decided to pay homage to “The Greatest” by offering the reader a collection of quotes and Tweets from family, friends, colleagues and notable admirers of the legendary fighter. Enjoy
1. “The world has lost an incredib Read Full Story >>>
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr impresses Freddie Roach with new work ethic
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 06 Jun 2016
Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. has impressed his trainer Freddie Roach with his perfect attendance since he started training at the Wild Card Gym for his return fight after almost a year of inactivity due to injury.
Chavez (49-2-1, 32 KOs), has reunited with Roach after Read Full Story >>>
Cabalquinto is the better champion
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2016
REIGNING Philippine super lightweight title-holder Adones Cabalquinto landed more punches and combinations to emerge as the better champion over Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) super lightweight king Rodel Wenceslao by Read Full Story >>>
PINOY PRIDE 37 TICKETS ARE OUT
PhilBoxing.com, 06 Jun 2016
Tickets for ALA Promotions International's upcoming Pinoy Pride 37 dubbed as the 'Fists of the Future' are already available. The second US edition of the series will take place on July 9, Saturday, at San Mateo Event Cent Read Full Story >>>
The Four Eras of Muhammad Ali
By Charles Saunders, Boxscorenews.com, 06 Jun 2016
SONAHR: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - June 5, 2016 - This past Friday, the long goodbye of three-time heavyweight champion of the world Muhammad Ali, who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942, came to an end. Ali passed away due to a combination of respiratory illn Read Full Story >>>
Muhammad Ali Remembered, by Those Who Knew Him as Cassius
By Karen Crouse, The New York Times, 06 Jun 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali filled the middle of three screens in the small theater. In footage taken a few years after his 1960 Olympic gold medal performance, he was explaining his decision to sit out the Vietnam War to a group of white male college students.
“You won’t even stand up for me Read Full Story >>>
Muhammad Ali: The face of 'real Islam'
Al Jazeerah, 06 Jun 2016
At a time when Muslims in America are facing scorn and bigotry, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali should be remembered as the true, peaceful face of Islam, residents of his home town say.
Hundreds of people filed past his childhood home in Louisville on Sunday, now a museum dedicated to his rem Read Full Story >>>