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  1. Collins: Remembering the "Rumble in the Jungle" 40 years after

    Nigel Collins

    If hadn't been for Don King's relentless persistence, George Foreman's divorce and a brief midnight meeting in a Livermore, California, parking lot, we might not be celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1974's "Rumble In The Jungle" today. Muhammad A...

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  2. Klitschko defense to air on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's 16th title defense will be televised in the United States live on ESPN after the network reached a deal on Wednesday with IMG, the company selling the international rights for the bout. Contracts are...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. What if ... Canelo Alvarez beats Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

    Nigel Collins

    "When you lose for the first time, you don't just question your talent, you question yourself." --Middleweight contender Michael Olajide after losing to Frank Tate Halfway into the third round, the raucous noise inside Atlantic City's Boardwalk H...

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  4. W. Klitschko milestone at hand

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko is the most underappreciated heavyweight champion in history. In his time, Larry Holmes, coming into his own in the shadow of Muhammad Ali's exit, was in a similar boat and also vastly underappreciated. Despite receiving heavy c...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  5. Analysis of the height of power: heavy hands vs. speed

    Nigel Collins

    All power is not created equal. George Foreman and Naseem Hamed KO'd the opposition at roughly the same rate, but their methods -- and those of similar fighters -- couldn't have been more divergent.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  6. Joe Louis-Max Schmeling: More than just a fight

    Nigel Collins

    It was only two minutes and four seconds 'Fore Schmeling was down on his knees He looked like he was praying to the good Lord To 'Have mercy on me, please.' --Bill Gaither Blues singer and guitarist Bill Gaither probably didn't sleep much the...

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  7. Classic Matchup: Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    ESPN.com staff

    What happens when today's elite clash with legends from the past? Find out as our ESPN.com panel of experts analyze a mythical matchup between Sugar Ray Robinson and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2013
  8. Canelo isn't first to defend family name

    Chris Lees

    On Saturday, Canelo Alvarez will be fighting for more than a couple of leather belts. He'll be fighting for family pride, and he hopes to reel in a big fish -- specifically, a Trout. Two years ago, Austin Trout won his junior middleweight title wi...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  9. Only history is left for Wladimir Klitschko

    Dan Rafael

    There were no surprises on Saturday at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, where a crowd of about 50,000 watched as heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko toyed with Jean-Marc Mormeck like a child plucking wings off of a fly. As expected, Kl...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  10. After two delays, fight between Evander Holyfield and Sherman Wil...

    Dan Rafael

    Evander Holyfield's scheduled Dec. 9 fight against journeyman Sherman Williams at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, which had already been postponed twice, was canceled Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2010
  11. Report: Evander Holyfield-Tank Williams fight pushed back until D...

    Evander Holyfield's fight against Sherman Williams at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit has been pushed back a second time, to Dec. 9, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2010
  12. Israel Vazquez, Rafael Marquez look to add to their legacy

    Steve Springer

    Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez will meet for the fourth time when they battle Saturday at Staples Center.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  13. Andre Dirrell beats Arthur Abraham on disqualification in 11th

    Andre Dirrell beat Arthur Abraham on a disqualification for an intentional foul at 1:13 of the 11th round on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena in the second stage of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  14. Deal completed to bring the first fight to Yankee Stadium in more...

    A deal has been completed to bring the first fight to Yankee Stadium in more than three decades.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  15. The history of black athletes in America transcends their exploit...

    Scoop Jackson

    A writer reflects on the greats of the games -- Dr. J, Jim Brown, Bill Russell and others -- and the roles they played during the journey into the American mainstream for blacks.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  16. Statue of Joe Louis to be unveiled in Alabama hometown

    Joe Louis' hometown plans to unveil a statue of the boxing great on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2010