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THE first act in the historic trilogy starring Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier was an epic drama which transfixed the world. New York was buzzing with anticipation and inside a packed Madison Square Garden the atmosphere was so intense both...
  • March 8, 2020
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THE unheralded kid from the St Louis ghetto shocked the boxing world as Leon Spinks battled his way to a 15 rounds split decision victory over Muhammad Ali to become the new heavyweight champion of the world on February 15,...
  • February 15, 2020
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ONE thing fight fans probably never really forgave Floyd Patterson for was that, when he held the heavyweight title, he didn’t defend against either Eddie Machen or Zora Folley. Machen and Folley were the two outstanding contenders. Instead of meeting them,...
  • December 28, 2019
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AFTER 20 years spent achieving the apparently impossible, Muhammad Ali has finally run out of miracles. The old maestro, bidding to become world heavyweight champion for an unprecedented and unattainable fourth time, was pounded into a humiliating corner retirement at...
  • October 2, 2019
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ALL the talk before the fight regarded size. “Floyd Mayweather should get no credit whatsoever if he wins”, exclaimed respected American writer Steve Kim hours before the MGM Grand main event between Floyd Mayweather Jnr, returning from 21-and-a-half months out,...
  • September 19, 2019
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