November 8, 2011 - 10:58pm
"If you see Frazier, you tell him he's still a gorilla."
Our local newspaper ran a maudlin article today on the death of champion prizefighter Joe Frazier: Muhammad Ali says he'll remember Joe Frazier with respect. In what passes nowadays for mainstream journalism, Associated Press Sports Writer Mike Fitzpatrick reported: “...
October 31, 2011 - 9:00am
For the last few years countless people have converged at the Muhammad Ali Center- in this segment I take a closer look at the center as a whole.
There is no question that one of the biggest names in the history of the sport of boxing is that of Muhammad Ali. And, Ali has been using his famed name in an attempt to inspire and motivate individuals from all over the world throughout his life.Louisville’s Muhammad Ali center is nothing...
November 7, 2011 - 2:45pm
Muhammad Ali has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the previous owners of his Louisville mansion for an undisclosed amount.
Legendary boxer and Louisville-native Muhammad Ali has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the previous owners of his Louisville mansion. The estate in question was purchased back in 2006 for about $1.9 million and is supposedly used as the boxing champ’s summer home.Ali and wife Yolanda are...
August 11, 2011 - 6:41pm
"(Her) devotion was evident from her active roles in the NAACP, the Louisville Urban League, as well as organizations she led, including those which empowered African Americans to exercise their most fundamental freedom at a time when it was unpopular and even dangerous to do so."
Sometime in the early hours of August 5, 1965, someone murdered Alberta Jones and tossed her body off Louisville’s Sherman Minton Bridge, into the waters of the Ohio River. Police at the time attributed her death to drowning, but an autopsy also indicated the 35-year-old African-...
August 8, 2011 - 9:00am
Locally, the city of Louisville has produced hall of famers in a vast array of areas, but what about professional boxing.
After seeing boxer, Manny Pacquiao doing a commercial which concluded with him bragging about his singing prowess, I started to think about “the sweet science. ”