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  1. Ex-champion Jacob 'Baby Jake' Matlala, a Nelson Mandela favorite,...

    Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala, a four-time world champion in the flyweight and junior flyweight divisions and one of Nelson Mandela's favorite fighters, has died. He was 51.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2013
  2. The day Merchant met Mandela

    Dan Rafael

    As a sports columnist, author and broadcaster, Larry Merchant has spent the better part of 60 years conducting interviews with a who's who of boxing luminaries, not to mention all of the other famous figures he dealt with during his newspaper days. ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  3. Edwin Rodriguez, Zsolt Erdei part of a four-man tournament in Mon...

    Dan Rafael

    Top American super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez and former light heavyweight titlist Zsolt Erdei will be part of a four-man tournament announced Friday in which the finalists will share $1 million.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2013
  4. Holyfield-Mercer II: The exhibition

    Dan Rafael

    Evander Holyfield and Ray Mercer are gonna party like it's 1995. Holyfield, the former four-time heavyweight titleholder, and Mercer, the former longtime contender, first met in May 1995 in Atlantic City, N.J. Holyfield, who was coming off losing ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  5. A call to action to pro athletes to use Muhammad Ali as a role mo...

    Richard Lapchick

    As Muhammad Ali turns 70, here's a call to action to today's professional athletes: Use the sense of social justice shown by "The Greatest" to create an enduring legacy.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  6. My gift to Ali: Hope for peace

    Richard Lapchick

    As Muhammad Ali turns 65, Richard Lapchick writes that his friendship with "The Greatest" is one of sport's biggest gifts to his family.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2007
  7. Mandela recalls Louis-Schmeling history

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Former President Nelson Mandela offered words of inspiration Monday to former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis in an effort to soothe the boxer's bruised ego. In a stunning upset, Lewis lost his WBC and IBF hea...

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2001