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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #5 of 6)


By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

In part five of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I would like to give you my personal view of ten incredible highlight facts during his boxing career:

1 ) Ali is the only one to have won the linear heavyweight championship three times 다운로드. The linear title is recognized by tracing an unbroken lineage of titleholders going back over 100 years, with every champion defeating the previous title holder in the ring 다운로드.

2 ) Ali has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine 37 times, second only to Michael Jordan.

3 ) According to many boxing historians, they rate Ali as the greatest heavyweight of all time 다운로드. In my personal rankings I rate Ali #1, just ahead of Joe Louis.

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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #4 of 6)

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

In part four of my six part series on Muhammad Ali, I will go back to the time when I started to follow boxing – 1961 다운로드. It was June of that year and I had just celebrated my thirteenth birthday; as a young boy, I eagerly anticipated every boxing match and its results, as I still do today 다운로드.

Something else happened in June of 1961 that would be a significant part of a young Cassius Clay’s (“aka” Muhammad Ali) life in boxing 맥 mysql. One man, a wrestler named Gorgeous George Wagner, would be the one to install the name “The Greatest” to Clay’s fame, and what came with that was his charisma and showmanship 아이패드 논문 다운로드.

A 19 year-old Clay was to have his seventh professional fight vs. Duke Sabedong in Las Vegas. That same week, also in Las Vegas, Gorgeous George was to have a wrestling match vs 다운로드. Freddie Blassie, with both being promoted by Mel “Red” Greb.

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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #3 of 6)

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By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

In the third installment of my six in a series, I will give my personal view of the three (3) fights during Muhammad Ali’s career where he emerged victorious – but by close margins where he could possibly have lost as well 페이스북 내정보 다운로드.

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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #2 of 6)


By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

In the second installment of my six in a series, I will answer a question
that is most often asked of me, with regards to Muhammad Ali 다운로드. That
question is – when was Ali at the height of his career?

First of all, I must say that it has been a blessing to witness the greatest
heavyweight champion of this era fight throughout his career (1960 – 1981) 솔리드 웍스 프로파일 다운로드.

In my opinion, Ali was at his pinnacle during a stretch after the first Floyd
Patterson fight (November 1965) to his final defense against Zora Folley (March 1967) before he was stripped of the heavyweight title 인피티니 워 다운로드.

During those years he defeated, in order: Floyd Patterson, George Chuvalo,
Henry Cooper, Brian London, Karl Mildenberger, Cleveland Williams, Ernie
Terrell, and Zora Folley with the Williams fight being his finest
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Muhammad Ali / Revisited … (Part #1 of 6)

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

As there are no current or scheduled fights happening on which to report due to the COVID-19 situation, I am posting six of my personal accounts on Muhammad Ali for your enjoyment 다운로드.

This six-part series was first published starting back in November 2008 on a monthly basis. So it’s now my pleasure to bring the articles back to you on a weekly basis with each edition to include different Muhammad Ali photos from my private collection remains.

I will start this series’ first edition, by saying that the best closed-circuit fight that I ever attended was with my father, Daniel J 200mb 이상 다운로드. Martinez, and two of my best friends, Al Garcia and Hector Ybarra, at the Santa Barbara, California “historic” Granada Theater. On March 8, 1971, we saw the most eagerly anticipated championship fight that I have ever been involved with in all my years in boxing … Joe Frazier vs 다운로드. Muhammad Ali.

I was so excited come fight time that I left my work early on that Monday afternoon just to be sure I was the first one in line to get tickets and the best seats: front row center balcony Autoset download. I got both to view the fight.

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Boxing and Ohio

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / Contributor to since 2008 with outstanding input and expertise – thank you Jimbo!             

The history of great boxers to come out of the fine state of Ohio is rich and glorious 스팀 백그라운드 다운로드. Many came well before my time. Jimmy Bivins and Johnny Risko. Joey Maxim, Paul Pirrone and the great Ezzard Charles. Need I go on?

In my time that stretches back some forty years, this state has produced a fine array of talent in several weight classes 다운로드.

Let’s start with James “Buster” Douglas who re-wrote the definition of “upset” when he creamed Mike Tyson. Michael Dokes and Tony Tubbs will forever be in the record books as heavyweight titleholders tv cast. The most popular big guy of my era was the thunderous punching Earnie Shavers. Ted Gullick and Mike Koranicki were better then average leather swappers 마법천자문.

Bernard Benton was a top flight cruiserweight as was hard punching Jeff Lampkin. The outstanding Prince Charles Williams was one of the best light heavyweights of his time visa32.dll. Go ask the astute Bobby Czyz for references. Doyle Baird of Akron met the likes of Nino Benvenuti, Emile Griffith, Don Fullmer and Jean Claude Bouttier as a middleweight. He had to go up to 175 to secure a title shot. At that weight he was outclassed by the capable Vincente Rondon. Roy Dale lost to the great “King” Carlos Monzon in a non-title encounter.

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Panama Al Brown

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

Al Brown was born in Colon, Canal Zone, Panama on July 5, 1902 with the birth name Alphonse Teofilo Brown cd게임 다운로드.

He began his boxing career in 1919 as a flyweight in the amateurs.  He turned pro in March 1922, and later in his career made history by becoming boxing’s first Latin American world champion 다운로드.

In 1923, he came to New York but was not allowed to fight beyond six rounds by the New York Commission, but that would change after he established himself as a top rated contender 젠7 바둑 다운로드. Brown would later leave the United States and would fight extensively in Europe.

On May 21, 1926, Brown returned to New York to defeat Teddy Silva by a third round knockout 다운로드. After that fight, he returned to Europe earning a knockout win in Paris over journeyman Antoine Merlo. At that stage of his career, Brown had an impressive record under his belt with 40 wins, 5 losses, and 4 draws 율동동요 다운로드.

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Billy Graham … Underrated Boxer


By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

When people ask me for my opinion on underrated fighters, and there are many, one of the first names that pops up in my mind is Billy Graham 다운로드.

During an impressive fourteen year career, in which he won over 100 fights, Graham never became a world champion, but he certainly made an impression with many who saw him fight 윤미래 다운로드.

Born on September 9, 1922 on the East Side of New York, Graham was encouraged by his father at a young age to start boxing 퍼스트 어벤져스 다운로드. Just a kid at the age of eleven, he defeated another youngster, Walker Smith, who would later become known as Sugar Ray Robinson.

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Fifty Years Ago


FLASHBACK *** This article originally appeared on on February 25, 2014. Please Note: If this article were written today, the title, of course, would read “Fifty-Six Years Ago” 다운로드. Also, I’m happy to share with you this Muhammad Ali jacket – a treasure in my collection!

By David Martinez /

If you were around then, as I was, you know that it was fifty years ago this month that Cassius Clay (now known as Muhammad Ali) shocked the world by stopping Sonny Liston to win the World Heavyweight Championship 다운로드.

The stoppage came after six complete rounds; but when the bell sounded to begin the seventh round Liston remained on the stool, not able to continue 송민호 겁 다운로드. The fight officially went into the record books as a seventh round knockout win for the young, brash confident 21 year old champion, Cassius Clay.

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Mythical Match Up’s – The Heavyweights of Yesteryear

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian /

I have seen many mythical bouts where people predict “who would beat who” if they were to fight at the height, peak, prime, pinnacle of their careers regardless of the era 다운로드.

So, I have chosen to go back in time with a select group of heavyweight champions from Muhammad Ali to John L. Sullivan; based solely on my personal opinion, I have put together a series of super fights radiant 무료 프로그램.

Many of us boxing purests have a wide difference of opinions, and I truly respect that, and trust that my opinion might be respected, as well 동방 비상천칙 다운로드.

I have spoken to many of the top boxing historians throughout my fifty-nine years of involvement in the sport, and here are their lists of the best:

Nat Fleischer, founder and editor of Ring magazine ranks Jack Johnson, Jim Jeffries, Bob Fitzsimmons, Jack Dempsey, and Jim Corbett as his top five heavyweights 로미오와 줄리엣 1968.

Bert Sugar ranks Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sam Langford, Muhammad Ali, and Jack Johnson as his top five heavyweights.

Al Nelson ranks Bob Fitzsimmons, Jim Jeffries, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, and Gene Tunney as his top five heavyweights 다운로드.

Hank Kaplan ranks Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Rocky Marciano, and George Foreman as his top five heavyweights.

BoxRec ranks Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Sam Langford, Muhammad Ali, and Jack Johnson as their top five heavyweights itunes 11.1.

I sincerely respect these boxing historians, and BoxRec; certainly we have a  diverse series of opinions.

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