Joe Louis

Nelson Mandela: inspiration for all the world

December 5, 2013 Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and an enduring icon in the struggle against racial oppression, died at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection.

Muhammad Ali: “I am the greatest!”

Next to, “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” the most memorable quote from Muhammad Ali has to be: “I am the greatest_, the greatest of all time!”

Tribute to Smokin’ Joe Frazier

One of the greatest boxers of all time, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, has left us. The son of a South Carolina sharecropper was born January 12, 1944 in Beaufort, South Carolina.

The lighter side of boxing

A boxer was taking a terrific beating. When the bell rang to end the round, he staggered back to his corner. After asking for advice, his trainer told him, “Let him hit you with his left for a while, your face is crooked.” A manager yelled to his boxer to stay down until eight. The boxer […]

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