For Ali, there were times even The Greatest wasn't so great

He was The Greatest, and of that there is little dispute. Muhammad Ali thrilled wherever he went, becoming the most recognized person on the planet. He showed incredible acts of kindness and moral courage, and fought almost anyone who wanted to get into the ring with him. But there were times - some of his making, some not - when even The Greatest was not so great. Here's a look...
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June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson: A remarkable life in 42 photos

Jackie Robinson's life as told for 42 photos for No. 42.
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Stockholm, Sweden ready for biggest boxing event since Ellis vs. Patterson heavyweight title clash in 1968

In September 1968, Jimmy Ellis retained the World Heavyweight title with a controversial fifteen-round decision over Floyd Patterson at the Råsunda Football Stadium in Stockholm. 48 years later, big-time boxing returns to the Swedish capital when the Nordic Fight Night hits the Hovet on April 23. ‘’This is going to be the biggest boxing event in Stockholm for almost fifty-years...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, And Ronda Rousey

Muhammad Ali loved to talk about how pretty he was as a young man, how no fighter could lay a glove on him, cut him, or beat him. And he was right for quite a while before the big hits landed. Young Ali made skilled fighters look like amateurs and came out looking refreshed from the experience. “My face is so pretty, you don’t see a scar/ which proves I’m the king of the ring...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nordic Fight Night weigh-in results: Erik Skoglund headlines in Sweden

A crowd of 500 people gathered to watch local hero Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) and his opponent Oleksandr Cherviak (15-4-1, 5 KOs) weigh-in today on the steps of the Nyköping Town Hall ahead of their fight on Saturday night at the Rosvalla Stora Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping, Sweden. The interest is unsurprising, as their fight signals the return of big-time...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Boxing's 5 best punch nicknames

Boxing has a lot of punches but here are the five that were so great the punches deserved their own nicknames. The post Boxing’s 5 Best Punch Nicknames appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Patterson And Sonny Liston: The Good Negro Vs. The Bad ******

In today’s sports environment, fans and athletes have a warped sense of what it means to be hated. It seems all too often that even the rough and tumble characters that enlist in the most aggressive sports out there, like football, boxing, or mixed martial arts are crying victim after a few hard questions from the […] The post Floyd Patterson And Sonny Liston: The Good Negro...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 New York Boxing Hall of Fame inductees include Floyd Patterson & son Tracy

The first father-son combination of Floyd Patterson and Tracy Harris Patterson highlight the announcement of the Class of 2014 inductees heading into the third-year New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF). The third annual NYSBHOF induction dinner will be held Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), March 30, at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. The NYSBHOF is sponsored...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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