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  1. 'The Greatest' becomes a pro

    D'Arcy Maine

    On this day in 1960, Muhammad Ali -- then known as Cassius Clay -- made his professional boxing debut at age 18. After winning the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Ali won a six-round decision over Tunney Hun...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  2. 2012 London Olympics -- U.S. Claressa Shields advances to gold-me...

    U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields dominated Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of the first Olympic women's boxing tournament Wednesday, earning a spot in the gold-medal bout against Russia's Nadezda Torlopova.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  3. Muhammad Ali due in London for July 25 benefit

    A sports charity says boxing great Muhammad Ali will attend a London gala benefit in his honor two days before the Summer Olympics=

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  4. Crook won gold at 165-pound level in 1960

    Former Olympic boxing gold medal winner Eddie Crook Jr. died Monday.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2005
  5. Ray Ewry wasn't even supposed to walk

    Eric Adelson

    One American athlete has won more gold medals than any other. And this man's story has gotten lost.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2004