Muhammad Ali was not someone to argue with, in the ring or out, so when he told the world he was "The Greatest", we believed him, because he surely was. Perhaps not the greatest boxer - Ali himself always acknowledged that Sugar Ray Robinson held that title - but certainly the greatest world heavyweight champion, and, as every opinion poll has ever indicated, the greatest sports figure in history.
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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said.
With Muhammad Ali, it was always the people.
FIVE appointments have been made to the Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board of Control, Sport Minister Darryl Smith announced yesterday.
How’s this for a spot of name-dropping? Forty-five years ago last week I was in the gents at Madison Square Garden having a pee when a man in a trilby standing next to me turned his head and nodded: ”Howya doing pal?”
Blackwell, 25, has been in an induced coma since collapsing at the end of Saturday's British middleweight title fight
Chris Eubank Jr has revealed he reduced the number of his punches in the latter rounds of Saturday night’s title fight against Nick Blackwell, after his father, Chris Eubank Sr, warned him that his opponent could end up seriously hurt.