Category: Boxing

Muhammad Ali, Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century, Dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who helped define his turbulent times as the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died on Friday. He was 74. His death was confirmed by Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman. Ali was the most thrilling if not the best heavyweight ever, carrying into

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50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather Done

The relationship between 50 Cent and pound-for-pound kingFloyd Mayweather Jr. is over. The breakup, rumored for weeks, was announced by 50 Cent on Twitter on Thursday. It means featherweight titlist Billy Dib, one of the fighters who 50 Cent signed, will make his next defense on the undercard of Miguel Cotto’s fight against junior middleweight titleholder Austin Trout on Dec. 1 (Showtime) at Madison Square Garden

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Summer Reading List

The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring by Sugar Ray Leonard with Michael Arkush—For the first time, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard gives an account of his life outside of the ring in this introspective biography. Leonard candidly shares his struggles with drug addiction, depression and rage as he fought his way to

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Miguel Cotto With Unanimous Decison

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision Saturday night over a game Miguel Cotto in one of his toughest fights ever. Mayweather dominated late, rocking Cotto in the 12th round to pull out a win and remain unbeaten in 43 fights. But it wasn’t easy, with

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