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'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'
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'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'

Aug 22nd 2021, 9:00 AM 7,601 Views 5 Comments

Read this passage from ‘Shot at a Brothel’.

Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dies at 67
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Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dies at 67

Feb 7th 2021, 9:24 AM 6,341 Views 6 Comments

The Olympic gold medal winner was among the few to defeat Muhammad Ali in a title bout.

'He didn’t become a fully formed human being until his heavyweight title was stripped away'
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'He didn’t become a fully formed human being until his heavyweight title was stripped away'

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 12:00 PM 19,921 Views 5 Comments

Legendary American sportswriter Robert Lipsyte discusses Muhammad Ali on this week’s edition of Behind the Lines.

'Never mind Mike Tyson, I'd have beaten Muhammad Ali'
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'Never mind Mike Tyson, I'd have beaten Muhammad Ali'

Jun 19th 2020, 11:17 AM 11,997 Views 30 Comments

Tyson Fury claimed last night that he is the greatest heavyweight in the sport’s history.

Muhammad Ali and the mafia
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Muhammad Ali and the mafia

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 10,466 Views 0 Comments

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great
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# Decline

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 29,075 Views 3 Comments

An extract from Jonathan Eig’s book reveals the extent of the legend’s suffering following his retirement.

The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts
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The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts

Jan 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 67,059 Views 15 Comments

Seán Mannion chats to The42 about his remarkable boxing career.

Donald Trump thinking 'very seriously' about pardoning Muhammad Ali
# The Greatest
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# The Greatest

Donald Trump thinking 'very seriously' about pardoning Muhammad Ali

Jun 8th 2018, 4:05 PM 11,159 Views 6 Comments

A lawyer for the late heavyweight champ says the pardon ‘would not be necessary’.

'I wasn’t intentionally being mean, I just figured that’s how you gotta do it' - George Foreman recalls when he was king
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'I wasn’t intentionally being mean, I just figured that’s how you gotta do it' - George Foreman recalls when he was king

Apr 6th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,500 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to the former heavyweight champion about life inside and outside the ring.

Muhammad Ali banned for two years after positive test
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# Not That One

Muhammad Ali banned for two years after positive test

Feb 6th 2018, 9:56 AM 10,896 Views 7 Comments

The British boxer tested positive for Trenbolone in April last year.

‘Ali was a great champion, an important civil rights figure, but he treated women horribly’
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# Looking Back

‘Ali was a great champion, an important civil rights figure, but he treated women horribly’

Dec 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 43,966 Views 48 Comments

Author of the William Hill-shortlisted Ali: A Life, Jonathan Eig, chats to The42 about the boxer’s legacy.

'Bad guys are supposed to lose. I change that. I win'
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# Turning The Tables

'Bad guys are supposed to lose. I change that. I win'

Dec 24th 2017, 10:44 AM 32,776 Views 14 Comments

This extract from Ali: A Life focuses on the legendary boxer’s early days and his bout with Sonny Liston.

Which of these 7 sports books deserves to win the prestigious William Hill prize?
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# Contenders

Which of these 7 sports books deserves to win the prestigious William Hill prize?

Nov 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,549 Views 1 Comment

Jonathan Eig’s book on Muhammad Ali is among this year’s stellar connection.

British Olympian Muhammad Ali facing lengthy ban after testing positive for a steroid
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# Stung

British Olympian Muhammad Ali facing lengthy ban after testing positive for a steroid

Oct 26th 2017, 12:03 PM 3,587 Views 4 Comments

The 21-year-old Yorkshireman has been provisionally suspended after failing a test in April.

Here are the 7 sports books shortlisted for the William Hill prize
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# Essential Reading

Here are the 7 sports books shortlisted for the William Hill prize

Oct 25th 2017, 12:05 PM 9,012 Views 11 Comments

The choices, which have been whittled down from a longlist of 16, also include Centaur, the memoir of jockey Declan Murphy.

Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
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# Essential Reading

Here are the 16 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize

Sep 21st 2017, 3:51 PM 8,113 Views 2 Comments

Judy Murray’s book on life with her son Andy and a biography on the late Muhammad Ali are among the contenders.

How many punches did Ali take? New book counts them all
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How many punches did Ali take? New book counts them all

Jun 3rd 2017, 2:40 PM 4,486 Views 2 Comments

It’s the one-year anniversary of Ali’s death today.

From sit-down protests to Muhammad Ali mayhem: the storied life of a Croke Park steward
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From sit-down protests to Muhammad Ali mayhem: the storied life of a Croke Park steward

May 7th 2017, 10:00 AM 3,297 Views 1 Comment

Steward Frank Brady was there the day Muhammad Ali took on Al ‘Blue’ Lewis in Croke Park.

Muhammad Ali's son stopped at US airport due to Trump's travel ban
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Muhammad Ali's son stopped at US airport due to Trump's travel ban

Mar 11th 2017, 11:59 AM 29,276 Views 58 Comments

This was the second time he was detained.

Taoiseach found Ali's death the most difficult celebrity loss to take this year
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Taoiseach found Ali's death the most difficult celebrity loss to take this year

Dec 26th 2016, 6:45 PM 12,518 Views 32 Comments

The Taoiseach also said he believed UFC fighter Conor McGregor is a superstar.

'He has all the attributes to be a superstar' - Conlan backed to revive American boxing
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# Looking Ahead

'He has all the attributes to be a superstar' - Conlan backed to revive American boxing

Oct 28th 2016, 8:53 PM 9,116 Views 1 Comment

Top Rank President Todd duBoef thinks the Irish boxer has the credentials to be a success.

British flyweight Muhammad Ali fails to live up to name as he exits Olympics in round of 16
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# Stinging Defeat

British flyweight Muhammad Ali fails to live up to name as he exits Olympics in round of 16

Aug 15th 2016, 5:21 PM 4,308 Views 3 Comments

Venezuela’s Yoel Finol advances to the quarter-finals after his win.

Watching Rocky II with Muhammad Ali and more of the week's best sportswriting
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Watching Rocky II with Muhammad Ali and more of the week's best sportswriting

Jun 12th 2016, 8:30 AM 4,701 Views 0 Comments

Also, a tribute to the late Kimbo Slice and partying with Ronaldo in Bolivia at Copa America ’97.

'Muhammad Ali was America, he will always be' - Obama pays tribute to boxing icon
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'Muhammad Ali was America, he will always be' - Obama pays tribute to boxing icon

Jun 11th 2016, 10:28 AM 2,560 Views 2 Comments

A memorial service was held for three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Thousands line the streets to say a final goodbye to Muhammad Ali
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# Laid To Rest

Thousands line the streets to say a final goodbye to Muhammad Ali

Jun 10th 2016, 8:34 PM 4,045 Views 3 Comments

The man they called the greatest had his life celebrated by presidents and the public alike today.

In Photos: Thousands line the streets for Muhammad Ali's funeral
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In Photos: Thousands line the streets for Muhammad Ali's funeral

Jun 10th 2016, 6:56 PM 14,959 Views 6 Comments

The former heavyweight world champion passed away a week ago today.

Muhammad Ali: From the segregated south to world stardom
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Muhammad Ali: From the segregated south to world stardom

Jun 10th 2016, 6:07 AM 8,130 Views 1 Comment

The world will bid farewell to The Greatest today.

Foreman: I keep seeing Ali's face like nothing has happened
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Foreman: I keep seeing Ali's face like nothing has happened

Jun 7th 2016, 11:25 AM 5,517 Views 0 Comments

The duo formed an unbreakable bond following their ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in 1974.

Ali scripted funeral plans in exacting detail in 'The Book'
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Ali scripted funeral plans in exacting detail in 'The Book'

Jun 6th 2016, 7:47 PM 6,246 Views 0 Comments

The Champ knew how he wanted to say farewell.

Watch that time Muhammad Ali talked a suicidal man down off of a ledge in LA
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Watch that time Muhammad Ali talked a suicidal man down off of a ledge in LA

Jun 5th 2016, 2:39 PM 27,118 Views 11 Comments

The boxing legend died on Friday night from septic shock at the age of 74.

The world invited to say goodbye to the late, great Muhammad Ali at public funeral
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# The Greatest

The world invited to say goodbye to the late, great Muhammad Ali at public funeral

Jun 5th 2016, 9:14 AM 13,159 Views 9 Comments

Friday’s public service will feature a eulogy from Bill Clinton.

The time Muhammad Ali called out football manager Brian Clough
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# Fighting His Corner

The time Muhammad Ali called out football manager Brian Clough

Jun 5th 2016, 6:06 AM 9,588 Views 2 Comments

The former Nottingham Forest manager was more than a match for Ali in the linguistic stakes.

Casey contests UFC 199 bout 24 hours after the death of father-in-law Muhammad Ali
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# The Greatest

Casey contests UFC 199 bout 24 hours after the death of father-in-law Muhammad Ali

Jun 5th 2016, 12:28 AM 10,439 Views 2 Comments

Casey took on Elvis Mutapcic in Los Angeles.

VIDEO: The day Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher taught Muhammad Ali to hurl
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# Legends

VIDEO: The day Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher taught Muhammad Ali to hurl

Jun 4th 2016, 11:00 PM 25,978 Views 8 Comments

“He was using the hurley like a tennis racket,” Keher recalls.

'We whispered in his ear: 'You can go now'' -- Ali's daughter Hana
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'We whispered in his ear: 'You can go now'' -- Ali's daughter Hana

Jun 4th 2016, 8:44 PM 5,530 Views 4 Comments

The way Muhammad Ali staged one last fight was “a true testament to the strength of his spirit and will.”

The story behind one of the most iconic sports photos of all time
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The story behind one of the most iconic sports photos of all time

Jun 4th 2016, 8:00 PM 92,329 Views 21 Comments

Boxing great Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74.

5 key fights in Muhammad Ali's career
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5 key fights in Muhammad Ali's career

Jun 4th 2016, 12:56 PM 16,538 Views 22 Comments

The boxing legend’s career was defined by a number of grueling contests.

'They look pretty rough these football and hurling players' - when Ali visited Ireland
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'They look pretty rough these football and hurling players' - when Ali visited Ireland

Jun 4th 2016, 11:59 AM 19,350 Views 7 Comments

The boxing legend came to Ireland as he prepared for a 1972 fight in Croke Park.

From Rome to Manila: Muhammad Ali 'shook up the world'
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# Obituary

From Rome to Manila: Muhammad Ali 'shook up the world'

Jun 4th 2016, 10:53 AM 7,992 Views 1 Comment

The world lost The Greatest last night.

34 gorgeous pictures of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
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# Black And White

34 gorgeous pictures of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest

Jun 4th 2016, 8:03 AM 24,530 Views 14 Comments

Muhammad Ali, legendary boxer and sports personality, has passed away at age 74.

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