Tag Archives: Muhammad Ali

  • This Day In Sports History (March 6th) — Muhammad Ali

    This Day In Sports History (March 6th) — Muhammad Ali

    It was on this day in 1964 that Elijah Muhammad announced Cassius Clay would be renamed, “Muhammad Ali.”  Clay’s adoption of this name symbolized his acceptance and new identity as a member of the Nation of Islam. Clay revealed that he was a member of the Nation of Islam after claiming the championship from Sonny […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 30th) — Rumble In The Jungle

    This Day In Sports History (October 30th) — Rumble In The Jungle

    It was on this day in 1974 that Muhammad Ali took on heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Until this day, the fight is still referred to by most as “The Rumble in the Jungle.” Foremen entered the fight with the WBC, WBA and The Ring Heavyweight titles after defeating Joe Frazier via […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 2nd) — Larry Holmes

    This Day In Sports History (October 2nd) — Larry Holmes

    It was on this day in 1980 that Larry Holmes defeated Muhammad Ali to retain the WBC Heavyweight title and earn The Ring Magazine’s Heavyweight championship. Holmes entered the fight with a 35-0 record, and he had already successfully defended the WBC Heavyweight championship on seven occasions.  It was his fourth fight of the year, and while […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 8th) — Fight of the Century

    This Day In Sports History (May 8th) — Fight of the Century

    It was on this day in 1971 that the “Fight of the Century” took place between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York.  It was the first of three epic bouts between these two fearless combatants. With both of these heavyweights owning undefeated records, and Frazier owning the belt at […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 29th) – Ali vs. Chuvalo

    This Day In Sports History (March 29th) – Ali vs. Chuvalo

    It was on this day in 1966 that Muhammad Ali took on George Chuvalo at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.  Ali was the current champion, however, this fight was not for the belt as boxing politics staged the fight as a “heavyweight showdown,” even though it was scheduled for the fifteen round championship […]

  • 11 Pro Athletes Who Tagged In To Pro Wrestling

    11 Pro Athletes Who Tagged In To Pro Wrestling

    A few weeks back it was announced that Wrestlemania 28 will be held at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, April 1. Only 4 matches officially scheduled so far (the main event being John Cena vs. The Rock) but this is the WWE, so you know there will be tons of surprises. One of the […]

  • 15 Classic Championship Rematches

    15 Classic Championship Rematches

    We’re now only a week away from Super Bowl XLVI—or as I like to think of it, only a week away from either Boston or New York losing a championship. And while I always enjoy watching fans in Boston or New York suffer the agony of defeat, this year there’s an even bigger storyline that […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 15th) – Muhammad Ali

    This Day In Sports History (September 15th) – Muhammad Ali

    It was on this day in 1978 that Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to regain the heavyweight championship belt.  The fight took place in front of a sold-out crowd at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Exactly seven months earlier, on February 15th, Spinks defeated Ali in Las Vegas, Nevada in a split decision to […]

  • The Greatest (GIF)

    The Greatest (GIF)

    What made Muhammad Ali “the greatest”?  Was it his quick powerful punches?  Or maybe it was his ability to trash talk his opponents like no other boxer could during his time.  Those were just two of the things that made Ali one of the greatest boxers of all time, but perhaps his greatest attribute was […]

  • 9 of the Most Charitable Athletes of All Time

    9 of the Most Charitable Athletes of All Time

    Professional athletes worked hard to get where they are, and they continue to work hard day in and day out to stay on top of their game. However, the guy who picks up my garbage works pretty damn hard, too. Same goes for the dude who drives the bus down my street and the lady […]

  • Must See: Muhammad Ali Artwork Made Of Punching Bags (Pics)

    Must See: Muhammad Ali Artwork Made Of Punching Bags (Pics)

    When you walk around this giant piece of art work created by Michael Kalish, all you will see are 1,300 punching bags suspended from 2,500 pounds of aluminum piping using 6.5 miles of stainless steel cable.  It may not seem like art at all, until you reach the front of the monument.  That is when […]