MANNY Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will forever be linked with each other.Even in the list of the 10 Best Boxers of All Time.The ring protagonists in the richest fight ever in boxing history occupied the first two places in ...
Jun 3, 2020
SPORTS and cinema have an uneasy alliance.For every "Raging Bull," there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they try to recapture a memorable event or famous athlete. Seriously, how does the compelling life of Babe Ruth produce ...
May 2, 2020
THE heavyweight division, which crowned its first gloved champion in 1885, is widely considered as pro boxing's premier weight class. Colorful and talented heavyweight champions like John Sullivan, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and ...
Jan 15, 2018
MIAMI - Fernando "Ferdie" Pacheco, "The Fight Doctor" who served as Muhammad Ali's ringside physician, has died. He was 89.Pacheco's daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday morning (Friday, Manila time) at his ...
Nov 17, 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - Celebrated ring announcer Michael Buffer credits the late great Muhammad Ali for the popularity he currently enjoys.The ring announcer with the velvety voice admitted 'The Greatest' inspired him to come up with the now famous 'Let's get ready ...
Jul 2, 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - The hunger factor could be one thing going Jeff Horn's way as he vies for his first ever world title on Sunday.Young and eager to prove his worth, Horn could be the hungrier fighter than Manny Pacquiao when ...
Jun 28, 2017
PBA
AS he freshened up to change from his beer-soaked red jersey and black championship shirt, Marcio Lassiter emerged from the San Miguel Beer dugout wearing a white shirt, embedded in which was the iconic photo of Muhammad Ali standing over a ...
Mar 6, 2017
THE late Manila mayor and former boxing chief Mel Lopez served as the top benefactor of 1992 Atlanta Olympics bronze medalist Roel Velasco.He also happens to be the official photographer of the highly-decorated Filipino pug.Velasco recalled how the one- ...
Jan 3, 2017
MIGHTY sequoias fell in sports in 2016, transformational figures who reshaped the games and the culture - from Muhammad Ali to Gordie Howe, from Arnold Palmer to Pat Summitt.And there was loss much too soon. The famous poem "To an Athlete Dying ...
Dec 25, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky says it's planning a four-day celebration early next year to coincide with what would have been the boxing great's 75th birthday.The community activities at the downtown center in ...
Dec 16, 2016
LOS ANGELES - King James is set to tell the story of The Greatest.Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will be the executive producer of an HBO documentary on Muhammad Ali, who died earlier this year. The as-yet-untitled film will be ...
Dec 13, 2016
MMA
CONOR McGregor looks to make history on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when the featherweight king guns for the lightweight belt of Eddie Alvarez to become the first fighter to hold two championships simultaneously in the UFC's monumental debut at New York' ...
Nov 9, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The first Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award will recognize the late Muhammad Ali.The Owens Award was started this year, the 80th anniversary of Owens' four-gold-medal performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and is to ...
Sep 22, 2016
DEER LAKE, Pa. - The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali's former training camp in Pennsylvania.The camp's longtime owner, renowned martial arts instructor George Dillman, sold the rustic hilltop camp in ...
Jul 22, 2016
LAILA Ali paid tribute to her late father, sports icon Muhammad Ali, during the BET Awards on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.Ali, a retired boxer herself, started to choke up as she spoke about her ...
Jun 27, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - As Muhammad Ali's youngest son rode in his father's funeral procession through the streets of the city he adored, he noticed scores of children lining the route, pumping their fists, shouting "Ali! Ali!"Asaad Amin Ali ...
Jun 11, 2016
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino fans remembering boxing legend Muhammad Ali gathered near the site of his epic "Thrilla in Manila" fight with Joe Frazier for an art and photo tribute on Friday.The display near the Smart Araneta Coliseum was launched hours before ...
Jun 10, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Muhammad Ali will return to his old Kentucky neighborhood one last time.Ali's body will ride in a miles-long procession spanning his life - from his boyhood home where he shadowboxed and dreamed of greatness to the boulevard ...
Jun 10, 2016
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