Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
He’d like you to believe it. He may even convince a few out there that he’s right, and they believe him. He may even believe it himself, despite the thin, diluted version of boxing today.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali received the prestigious Liberty Medal last night at an outdoor ceremony at the National Constitution Center.
Mutombo praised Ali for being an example to him, especially when it came to giving back to others.
The ceremony will take place this evening at the National Constitution Center.
The now-legendary boxer lived in the five-bedroom, 5½-bath house from 1971 to 1974.
Muhammad Ali will be getting the award, not only as a world famous boxer but as a man who took his conscientious objections to Vietnam military service all the way to the Supreme Court.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has received the honor from the NCC, which is billing the Liberty Medal ceremony as the centerpiece of its 225th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Constitution.
The public has a chance to pay final respects to Joe Frazier on Friday and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Muhammad Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday night after a brief final fight with liver cancer. He was 67.
Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier is seriously ill with liver cancer.
Mourners, including some celebrities, have paid tribute to the late boxing promoter Butch Lewis at a memorial service in Delaware.
Former heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali is hoping to influence the outcome of a serious bout pitting the country of Iran against two hikers, one of them a Montgomery County, Pa. native.