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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? 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

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

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

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