The former heavyweight champ just wanted "1 more day" with Freeda Foreman, who died at age 42 on Saturday.
“I use boxing you can use whatever."
Athletes sometimes get an unfortunate reputation when it comes to handling their fame and their finances well. Many professional athletes come from lower class or lower middle class backgrounds, and suddenly find themselves handling millions. It can be a recipe for disaster.
Indeed, in Zaire, like in his entire boxing career, Ali did fly like a butterfly, though not much, but, surely he did sting
From the outside, the Des Lux Hotel bar doesn't look like much. No brightly-lit signs hang in the windows to draw in customers. It's location outside Iowa capital city's East Village separates it from the majority of this city's hangout spots. Seen through the windows, the bar's interior is dimly lit and inconspicuous.
The fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao has been hyped as the "Fight of the Century," and it is the largest purse ever offered, but it can't compare to the clash between the two undefeated champions who stepped into the ring at a time of tremendous turmoil in 1971.
Despite the fact that the promoter Al Haymon is bringing boxing back to primetime TV, boxing has become a moribund sport.
Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.
Just as we turn to celebrities for new trends to name our children, we also look toward them to see what outrageous names they have picked this time around. From Apple to Zahara, Mallory Moss presents the best and worst celebrity baby names of all time.
Childhood heroes never die though. They last forever. And for me and The Reaper... Muhammad Ali, nee Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky... will always and forever be... the one and only.... eternally... "The Greatest."
In a society in which capital has disproportionate power over labor, and in which organized labor is on the decline as a proportion of the labor force, it's incumbent on leaders of organized labor not to make it easy for their enemies to make them the issue.
George Foreman on Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao, Wanting to Kill His Opponents in the Ring, and His Close Relationship With Muhammad Ali
George Foreman describes the moment he was "born again" after he lost the fight to Jimmy Young Foreman recounts the harrowing
The other day I was meeting with a book club, and a woman asked me, "How do you write oh-sh** moments? You know what I mean. When a character suddenly realizes everything is about to hit the fan. I responded that, "It helps if you've lived through thousands of them." I know, because I have.