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Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

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Early on Saturday 4th June 2016 we lost a sporting icon, a character whose personality and fame transcends boxing, transcends sport and is universal. After suffering from Parkinson’s Disease for over 30 years the great Muhammad Ali passed away. I suppose in the circumstances of the illness his passing hasn’t come as a great … Continue reading

Was Muhammad Ali the greatest? Part 3 (by Jeff Burns)

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The following article is a dedicated contribution from Jeff Burns. Ali returned to the ring in November stopping two-time former champion Floyd Patterson in round 12. He made a further seven defences of his title, beating the durable Canadian George Chuvalo on points in Toronto before stopping Henry Cooper, again on cuts at Ar … Continue reading

Was Muhammad Ali the greatest? Part 1 (by Jeff Burns)

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The following article is a dedicated contribution from Jeff Burns. Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, the elder son of Cassius Senior and Odessa and brother of Rudolph Valentino on 17th January 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. . He started boxing at the age of 12 at a gym run by local policeman Joe Martin … Continue reading