In the Christmas of 1978 after becoming the first man to win the heavyweight title of the world three times, Muhammad Ali was sprung by the This Is Your Life studio cameras. In this classic footage, host Eamonn Andrews takes us through Ali’s life story with the help from a number of special guests from Ali’s parents, to the first man he ever boxed, to former adversary Joe Frazier. Brilliant watch…
With Muhammad Ali turning 70 today we’ve compiled a list of some of The Greatest’s best soundbites that helped him transcend the boxing ring to become a global icon and inspirational figure…
‘You say I'm not the man I was 10 years ago. Well, I talked to your wife and she says you're not the man you were 10 years ago!’
Ali to legendary boxing commentator Howard Cosell
The boxing world paid tribute to former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier after the warrior whose toughness resonated with fight fans and non-fight fans alike died at the age of 67.
‘The world has lost a great champion. I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration. My sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.’
Muhammad Ali, who had three memorable fights against Frazier
Former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has died aged 67. It emerged over the weekend that Frazier was fighting liver cancer and he was taken in for hospice care. Sadly, Frazier lost his battle on Monday night.
The announcement of his passing was made in a tribute statement from his family stating, ‘We, the family of the 1964 Olympic boxing heavyweight gold-medallist, former heavyweight boxing champion and International Boxing Hall of Fame member Smokin' Joe Frazier, regret to inform you of his passing.
Former undisputed heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer Smokin’ Joe Frazier is facing the toughest battle of his life as he battles liver cancer under hospice care.
The 67-year-old boxer was diagnosed four or five weeks ago, Frazier's personal and business manager said on Saturday. Leslie Wolff told The Associated Press the doctors have not yet told Frazier how long he has to live.
Legendary heavyweight Smokin Joe Frazier talks about his hard upbringing in the Deep South. Fight Night Champion chronicle the stories that made the great champions in their Still Standing series, and Frazier talks about his father doing time for bootlegging and having to make a heavy bag out his mum’s old clothes…
Champion Chisora stayed away from today’s press conference to promote the contest that is live on Channel 5 this Saturday after Fury threatened to kill him in a conference call last week.
Titanic boxing promoters Bob Arum and Don King reunited yesterday to launch their first joint venture in five years: WBA light-middleweight champion Miguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorga on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
As far as crossroads go, Timothy Bradley couldn’t be at a bigger fork in his career, even if Blazing Squad penned another chart topping hit for the metaphorical junction.
Born and raised in Palm Springs, California, his story is one of hard work, toil and little fanfare: An amateur record comprising of 140 bouts and no Olympic appearances, an unbeaten record with minimal padding, and two world titles with no features on the big lights in Vegas.