Posts containing the tag George Foreman

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

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The Night the ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ came to Swansea (by Jeff Burns)

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On 30th October 1974 Swansea businessman and boxing promoter the late Eddie Richards, brought to his hometown a live showing of one of the greatest World Heavyweight contests in the history of professional boxing! He had astutely negotiated a deal with London entrepreneur Jarvis Astaire to have the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ relayed direct … Continue reading

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Was Muhammad Ali the GREATEST? The Answer (by Jeff Burns)

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The following article is a dedicated contribution from Jeff Burns. Ali’s professional boxing career spanned three decades Ali’s professional boxing career had spanned over three decades beginning in October 1960 and ending in December 1981. He was 18 years old when he made his debut and just a month short of his 40th birthday … Continue reading

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Was Muhammad Ali the Greatest? Part 5 (by Jeff Burns)

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The following article is a dedicated contribution from Jeff Burns. Son of Africa Both the champion and his challenger arrived in Kinshasa some three or four weeks before the duel, under promoter Don King’s instructions to promote the fight which was to be relayed ‘live’ all around the world by satellite. Ali made the … Continue reading

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Was Muhammad Ali the greatest? Part 4 (by Jeff Burns)

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The following article is a dedicated contribution from Jeff Burns. Ali determined for a rematch with champion Joe Frazier Muhammad Ali was determined to earn himself a return clash with champion Joe Frazier in an attempt to regain the title he had won from Sonny Liston back in 1964. He began his new campaign … Continue reading

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Jeff ‘Bulldog’ Burns Top 10 Heavyweights!

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The Racing Horse has always found the views of Jeff ‘Bulldog’ Burns on boxing knowledgeable, thoughtful and precise and certainly always interesting. Here he nominates his Top 10 Heavyweights of all time… “A number of years ago before Ali had established himself as ‘the greatest’, there was considerable debate about who was the greatest heavyweight … Continue reading

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