Muhammad Ali

Castro cigars, Ali's boxing gloves highlight auction

Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.

January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017

Don’t count the days, make the days count

The boxing icon who inspired many champions, in sports and life, Muhammad Ali is widely regarded as one of the most significant and renowned sports figures of the 20th century.

December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016

Castro cigars, Ali's boxing gloves highlight auction

Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.

June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016

Hamilton dedicates win to the late Muhammad Ali

Lewis Hamilton dedicates his victory to the late Muhammad Ali. The world champion references one of the former heavyweight champion's famous quotes on his slowing down lap saying: "Float...

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

Lord's honours 'The Greatest'

Garfield Sobers, arguably cricket's greatest all-rounder, led a special tribute to Muhammad Ali at Lord's on Friday that coincided with the boxing legend's funeral.

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Opinion: Playful pugilist with a purpose

Those who knew Ali only through his hyperbolic self-promotion would have found his mix of play and purpose strange but that was Ali. Beneath the bluster was a serious soul who thought deeply about...

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Muhammad Ali to be laid to rest

Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest Friday, the culmination of a two-day farewell for the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero who electrified crowds the world over.

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Muhammad Ali's 'true face of Islam' vs. terrorism

He wouldn't yield to pressures from sponsors, exerted twice before a heavyweight championship encounter to ostensibly distance himself from Islam. His association with Malcom X and hiring a...

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Muhammad Ali biopic returning to theatres

This weekend, Sony Pictures will re-release the Muhammad Ali biopic, “Ali” in the US, which stars Will Smith as The Greatest.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Ali to be mourned with traditional Muslim prayer service

Muslim prayers over the body of Muhammad Ali will be witnessed worldwide Thursday, offering a window into a religion many outsiders know little about, but have come to scorn.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Ali and the power of dissent

On April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali, just 25 years of age, stood at the Houston Military Recruiting Office and said he won’t go to Vietnam. “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Vietcong, no Vietcong ever...