UK Boxing

Muhammad Ali and What He Could Teach Public Speakers

Michael J MacMahon | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Michael J MacMahon

Me? I was never a fan of the brutal sport of boxing; but I was always a fan of Muhammad Ali. Like everyone else on the planet, I watched him every chance I got, whether he was fighting or just talking. He dominated his sport, changed attitudes to minorities, and lit up our lives.

Few Photographers Got Close Enough To Muhammad Ali To Take Rare Images Like These

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK

Rare photographs of sporting hero Muhammad Ali have been released in a new book called Fighter’s Heaven 1974. Photographer Peter Angelo Simon was in...

Muhammad Ali Had the Name He Deserved

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Lauren Booth

Muhammad Ali, the man loved by people of all faiths, nations and walks of life, is laid to rest. The Islamic funeral service in his hometown, Louisvil...

The Fight Which Defined Muhammad Ali

David Ready | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

Last weekend, perhaps the greatest sportsman ever to walk the face of this earth passed away and that sportsman was Muhammad Ali. Ali was the greatest...

Why Muhammad Ali Was the Greatest

Solomon Ian-Sangala | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Sport
Solomon Ian-Sangala

He was a man who stood out, and that made him an inspiration. This, among other things, is why Muhammad Ali will go down in history as the greatest.

Picked Off The Floor By Muhammad Ali

Matt Whyman | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Whyman

For a second, I simply stared at Muhammad Ali before remembering to blink and then breathe. I looked around thinking perhaps he was trying to get someone else's attention, but it was so quiet at the time that the only other people in the store were grouped across by the till. Then Ali, one of the world's most celebrated living legends, beckoned me closer.

Muhammad Ali's Daughter Says Her Father Is 'Free Now' In Touching Tribute

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

Muhammad Ali's daughter has said that his family is "happy Daddy is free now", following the legendary boxer's death aged 74. In a post on Twitter, Ha...

Barack Obama's Tribute To Muhammad Ali Is Absolutely Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

US president Barack Obama has led tributes to Muhammad Ali after the legendary boxer died aged 74. In a statement on behalf of himself and the First L...

Muhammad Ali, Arguably Most Celebrated Boxer Of All Time, Dies Aged 74

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died, aged 74. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had battled Parkinson’s disease for 32 years, was admi...

Caring for the Knocked-out Boxer: Alvarez-Khan

Jamie Beck | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It is pleasing to note that since my last blog entry, Nick Blackwell looks to be making a good recovery. He will not box again but the sport will hope...

Don't Rule Out a Wide Points Victory for Amir Khan Against Canelo

Stephen McGrath | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen McGrath

The raucous Mexican holiday weekend of Cinco de Mayo -- May 5th -- has for the past few years been a date reserved for boxing's megastar Floyd Mayweat...

Khan Vs Alvarez: The Matador and the Bull?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

So, one of these men is exaggerated and we are about to discover which. Amir Khan against Mexican Champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez for the World Middlew...

Manny Pacquiao Has One Fight Too Many...

A.J. Higginson | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Sport
A.J. Higginson

Manny Pacquiao wants to go out a winner when he meets Timothy Bradley Jr. for the third time in a 12-round welterweight fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Eubank Jr v Blackwell - An Example of the Risks Associated With Boxing

David Ready | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

For many years, boxing has publicly been under the cosh for the risk it poses to its sportsmen. In the annals of history, it has a notorious reputation for causing potential life threatening injuries.

Clarkson Brands Fans Of Women's Boxing 'Sexual Deviants' In Equal Pay Row

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK

Jeremy Clarkson has branded fans of women's boxing "sexual deviants" in a column for The Sun where he argued sportswomen should not be paid as much as...

Ten Reasons Muhammad Ali Puts Today's Boxers In The Shade.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Sport
Jasmine Dotiwala

This week a new exhibition ''I AM THE GREATEST. MUHAMMAD ALI'', detailing the extraordinary life so far of the great man, opens at Brooklyn Bowl at Lo...

Join My Campaign to Get Muhammad Ali's Greatness Inside and Outside the Ring Recognised With an Honourary Knighthood

David Haye | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Sport
David Haye

It may not surprise you to know that Muhammad Ali was a huge influence on my career. I used to watch every Ali fight and documentary I could lay my hands on. Not only was he a phenomenal boxer, he is a moral person who has always stood up for what he believes in. Last week I launched a campaign for the great man to receive an Honorary Knighthood and the reception to the idea has been incredible. The petition is aiming for 25,000 signatures and in less than a week we've managed to get over 18,000. I'm very confident that soon we'll be able to reach the 100,000 that it requires to be discussed in Parliament.

Frampton vs Quigg - An Embarrassment to World Boxing

Rob Blakeman | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

If I'd paid for a ticket to this World Title fight I fear I would be claiming my money back under the trades description act.

David Haye Reveals Why He's Back In The Ring At 35

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Sport

Boxer David Haye says he's back in the ring after a four year break because he "still has something to give". The 35-year-old said he bowed out of ...

Nicola Adams Has An Inspiring Message For LGBT People In Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Beaming with pride as she walks through the door, Nicola Adams has an air of confidence as we meet on level 42 of the Leadenhall building in the heart...

Hit and Hope: Boxing in Cuba

Stephen Doran | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen Doran

Whilst on my recent travels in Cuba I utilised the opportunity to explore the culture and investigate some of their fundamental differences. After all what makes me tick, is knowing what makes people tick. In doing this we can readily learn what principles work for a nation and of course those which may be better discarded.

Continuity IRA Claims Responsibility For Boxing Match Weigh-In Hit

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Dissident republicans have claimed they murdered a criminal at a Dublin hotel where a weigh-in for a boxing match was taking place last Friday. In ...

Dublin Manhunt For Weigh-In Gunmen Dressed As 'SWAT Team'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.02.2016 | UK

A manhunt is underway in the Republic of Ireland after four gunmen dressed in women's clothes and SWAT team uniforms attacked a boxing weigh-in on Fri...

Andy Murray Wins BBC Sports Personality Of The Year After Tyson Fury Controversy

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK Sport

Andy Murray has beaten sportspeople including boxer Tyson Fury to become BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 after one of the award's most controv...

Why You Must Fight Tyson Fury, the 18 Stone Weakling

Richard Fry | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Sport
Richard Fry

I believe in free speech and uphold Fury's right to say what he wants. I am less supportive of a public-funded body who choose to reinforce hate-filled views via an awards nomination but I am glad I have a right to respond.