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Great Boxing Upsets Recalled By An Avid Fan!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

Many articles on boxing upsets have been written and some of them over time have become diminished or exaggerated... I decided I would list in no particular order, the greatest boxing upsets I have personally witnessed live, that made me literally shake my head in open-mouthed awe!

On This Day In 1964: Cassius Clay Became Muhammad Ali (PICTURES/VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Sport

Fifty years ago today, Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam leader, announced Cassius Clay would be renamed Muhammad Ali. Cassius Clay V Sonny List...

Cassius Clay V Sonny Liston: 50 Years On In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Sport

It was 50 years ago today Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, was crowned heavyweight champion of the world at the age of 22. Although unbea...

Nelson Mandela Photoshop Fail: PICTURE

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

First came the tattoos, then came the selfies, and now a Kenyan senator has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with this hilariously bad Photosho...

Jahangir Khan: A Sporting Legend

James Willstrop | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

His legendary athleticism was spawned from a training schedule that would frighten most people to death: his long early morning runs were merely gentle precursors to the day's activities. He didn't even consider it part of the training, merely an add on.

On This Day In 1971: Ali Lost To Frazier (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Sport

Muhammad Ali's return to boxing faltered when he failed in his bid to regain the world heavyweight title, beaten on points over by Joe Frazier, 42 yea...

48th Anniversary Of The Assassination Of Malcolm X

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

African American Muslim minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X was shot dead 48 years ago today. The 39-year-old was gunned down in front of...

Exclusive: Dean Powell, A Career in Boxing That Has Gone the Distance

Jason Holmes | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Sport
Jason Holmes

In Powell's eyes glints a steel. Periodically he checks the phone before him on the table. He possesses the unmistakable aura of the driven man, forever in demand. I ask him how he originally got into the game, when his phone rings. He takes the call. It's business.

Muhammad Ali Greeted With A 'Punch' By Celebrity Admirers (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Sport

He's without doubt the most famous boxer that ever lived, so Muhammad Ali is to blame for this trend as celebrities are lining up to 'punch' the boxin...

Ali 'Not Close To Death'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Sport

Muhammad Ali's daughter dismissed rumours of the heavyweight boxing legend dubbed The Greatest being near death today, saying he was at home watching ...

The Greatest

Michael Hayman | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Michael Hayman

Those who didn't like Ali dismissed him as all mouth. Many who write off Obama make a similar point. All he can do is talk, they will say, great at campaigning but not at leading. They're wrong. Never have Barack Obama's gifts as a communicator been as needed by America as they are right now.

How I Tricked My Way Into Meeting Muhammad Ali

Tom Ward | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Ward

How long should you brush your teeth for before you meet Muhammad Ali? I had eaten a taco earlier in the day. What a fool I had been. A young fool full of the naivety of New York. What would happen if I did a taco burp as I was introduced to Muhammad Ali? It did not bear thinking about.

A Classical Twist: Piano, Paganini and 'Punk Rock for Sissies'

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Brendan Pittaway

It seems like music has always had a place for rebels, those individuals who become fashionable by taking against the more established fashions of their day.

All Time 100 Greatest Photos

Sports Illustrated | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport

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ON THIS DAY: In 1974, There Was A Rumble In The Jungle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Sport

Muhammad Ali returned after a three-and-a-half-year boxing ban for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War to beat undefeated world heavyweight champion ...

A Day to Remember

Michael Parkinson | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home
Michael Parkinson

Muhammad Ali came with a legend surrounding him. I interviewed him four times and was fortunate to map out the rise and fall of this fascinating man. He was an extraordinary man, and a great athlete, with charisma; nobody I have ever met had that in such abundance as he.

Tony Parsons: Why I Write

Jason Holmes | Posted 20.10.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

"We all have multiple identities," says Tony Parsons when I ask him whether he feels more of an Englishman or a Londoner, "but I certainly feel like I'm both. But I also feel British.

Towie Star Slams Internet Bullies After Olympic Gaffe

WENN | Posted 29.07.2012 | Home

The Only Way Is Essex star Maria Fowler is calling for a campaign to stop internet bullies after she was taunted on Twitter for asking why Parkinson's...

Stars Turn Out For Ali And Sports For Peace

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

Muhammad Ali has been honoured by celebrities from the world of sport and showbusiness. The 70-year-old former heavyweight boxing world champion, w...

Beckham And Ali Take The Stage

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Sport

Muhammad Ali, sport's greatest ever personality and David Beckham, the most recognisable sportsman living came together on Tuesday night at the Beyond...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Ali Doesn't Leave A Dry Eye In The House In '96

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic Games are emotional events for millions concerned, whether they are participating or not. But arguably the most poignant moment in the Game...

Caroline Frost

Max Clifford: 'I Told Simon Not To Speak To Him'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Soooo... Simon Cowell, good week or bad week? Max Clifford doesn’t hesitate. “Bad week.” He continues: “But I told Simon, this would hap...

Angelo Dundee Dead: Trainer Who Stopped Henry Cooper Beating Muhammad Ali Dies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Angelo Dundee, the boxing trainer who lead Muhammad Ali to glory has died at the age of 90. He is thought to have died of a heart attack after suf...

Pictures Of The Week: Stricken Ship And Muhammad Ali

Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

This week in pictures, as the Costa Concordia slowly slips below the waves in the Tuscan waters of Giglio a satellite grabs a stunning photograph of t...

Muhammad Ali: A Testament to the Power of the Human Spirit

John Wight | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK
John Wight

Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday is occasion for both celebration and sadness. Celebration because it allows us to reflect on the huge impact he has had on the world both in and out of the ring. Sadness because it seems more than likely that he won't be around to celebrate his 71st.