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Fujioka, Ikeyama retain WBO titles

Bantamweight Naoko Fujioka and minimumweight Nao Ikeyama each defended her WBO title on Monday. The 40-year-old Fujioka, who captured her third different weight class when she won the bantamweight crown ...

Ali's passing takes Brown, Abdul-Jabbar down memory lane

Jun 11, 2016

Ali's passing takes Brown, Abdul-Jabbar down memory lane

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jim Brown both got the call on June 4, which was strangely appropriate, along with simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. On one hand, someone they revered was gone. On the other, someone they watched suffer for years would hurt no more. “He ...

Final bell tolls for The Greatest

Jun 11, 2016

Final bell tolls for The Greatest

The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself — serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny. Ali made one final journey through the city he adored via ...

Memorials for Ali begin with prayer service

Jun 10, 2016

Memorials for Ali begin with prayer service

As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his celebrity to push for peace among races, religions and cultures. On phones and screens around the globe, thousands more joined the ...

Jun 9, 2016

All tickets for Ali memorial distributed

All of the roughly 15,000 tickets for Friday’s public memorial service in Louisville honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali, the city’s most famous son, have been distributed, organizers said Wednesday. Hundreds of people formed long lines early in the day for a chance at a ...

Will Smith, ex-boxer Lewis to serve as Ali pallbearers

Jun 7, 2016

Will Smith, ex-boxer Lewis to serve as Ali pallbearers

Actor Will Smith and former boxing world champion Lennox Lewis will serve as pallbearers together with six other people during Muhammad Ali’s funeral Friday, a spokesman said. The charismatic Ali, a dazzling fighter and outspoken civil rights activist who became one of the 20th ...

Jun 4, 2016

Reactions to the death of 'The Greatest'

Quotes from around the world about the death of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali: ____ “He’s the most transforming figure of my time, certainly. He did more to change race relations and the views of people than even Martin Luther King. It was a ...

Ali's death sparks memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila'

Jun 4, 2016

Ali's death sparks memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila'

From Manny Pacquiao to left-wing activists, Filipinos in this boxing-crazy nation on Saturday grieved the death of Muhammad Ali, which brought back fond memories of the epic 1975 “Thrilla in Manila” fight between him and Joe Frazier. “We lost a giant today,” Pacquiao, the ...

Muhammad Ali, in his own words

Jun 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali, in his own words

Muhammad Ali was not only a boxing champion, he was a championship talker. Following are some quotations from Ali: • “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” • “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” • “It’s just ...

A fight-by-fight look at Muhammad Ali's career milestones

Jun 4, 2016

A fight-by-fight look at Muhammad Ali's career milestones

Muhammad Ali’s prolific 61-fight career featured bouts that are considered the greatest in history: a trilogy with Joe Frazier that produced “The Fight of the Century” and the “Thrilla in Manila,” and the “The Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman, among many others. ...