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  1. Muhammad Ali's gloves used in first Sonny Liston fight sell at au...

    Dan Rafael

    The boxing gloves that Muhammad Ali wore when he won the world heavyweight championship for the first time sold at auction for $836,500 on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  2. Nevada announces 2014 HOF class

    Dan Rafael

    The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced its second induction class on Tuesday, headed by former heavyweight champions George Foreman and Evander Holyfield and the legendary former four-division champion Roberto Duran. In all, 18 people (13 living...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  3. Muhammad Ali gloves from first heavyweight title fight for sale

    Darren Rovell

    A pair of gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his first heavyweight championship fight have hit the auction block again.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  4. Photo: Legendary Colombian keeper Rene Higuita shares his water w...

    Chris Wright

    Forget Muhammad Ali towering over Sonny Liston in '65, Bobby Moore being carried around Wembley with the Jules Rimet trophy in '66 or even Zinedine Zidane head-butting Marco Materazzi in the breastbone in '06; we're going to go ahead and suggest that...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. Happy Birthday, Champ!

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Muhammad Ali! The boxing legend and renowned social activist turns 72 today. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Ky., he rose to international fame after upsetting Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship in 1964. Shortly after, he ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  6. Boxing's distinguished history in the art of trash talking

    Nigel Collins

    From Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali to Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing has enjoyed some of the best trash-talkers in sports. And you can add current heavyweight contender Tyson Fury to the list.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  7. Two sets of Muhammad Ali gloves each fetch $385K at auction

    Dan Rafael

    Two sets of gloves worn by Muhammad Ali each sold for $385,848 in bidding that concluded Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2012
  8. Angelo Dundee estate selling gloves from 2 Muhammad Ali fights

    Gloves from two of Muhammad Ali's biggest fights are among items being auctioned off by the estate of his former trainer, Angelo Dundee.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  9. Yearbook, Oct. 29: Ali's first pro win

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 29, 1960: Fifty-two summers ago, a young boxer named Cassius Clay claimed the light heavyweight Olympic gold medal in Rome. Not long after, Ali turned pro -- and on this day that same year, the man who would be Muhammad Ali fought for the fir...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  10. Playbook Q: Liam Neeson loves boxing

    Carlos Mejia

    Editor's note: Welcome to the second installment of the "Playbook Q," in which we query the rooting interests of celebrities. Liam Neeson has played Zeus, Oskar Schindler, a Jedi knight, Ra's al Ghul and a talking lion. But today he reprises the r...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Oct. 1: The Thrilla in Manila

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 1, 1975: To borrow a quote used in an ESPN Classic SportsCentury account of this third and final fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier: "Of all the men I fought, Sonny Liston was the scariest, George Foreman was the most powerful, Floyd Pat...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  12. Bonnar can cash in with win over Silva

    Franklin McNeil

    Conventional wisdom suggests that Stephan Bonnar, who last fought in November 2011 and spent the past few months contemplating retirement, has nothing to lose against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 153. There's no title on the line, t...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  13. Sad-Eyed Lady of Arthur Ashe: The Brooklyn Decker Crying Power Ra...

    Chris Ryan and Rembert Browne

    Chris: Rem, when it comes to watching tennis, Brooklyn Decker is the greatest. She's Alexander. She's Sonny Liston. She's Jack Dempsey. There's no one like her. Her style is impetuous, her defense is impregnable, she's ferocious. She has our heart. I...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  14. Sonny Liston, Tiger Woods, Phil Jackson top greatest debates in s...

    Mag Staff

    What should college football players be paid? Will Tiger ever win again? Was the 1985 NBA draft lottery rigged? The Mag puts to rest some of the greatest debates in sports.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  15. Sonnen/Silva II: MMA's first "epic" bout

    Chuck Mindenhall

    If Anderson Silva doesn't win his fifteenth straight UFC fight, that means hell will have descended on Rio. That means the man in a foreign land, Chael Sonnen, went into Brazil and wrested the most elusive belt from the company's most dominant champi...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  16. Herd on ESPN Radio: Muhammad Ali's 70th Birthday

    Colin Cowherd remembers Muhammad Ali on his 70th birthday. Ali was the last athlete to have the cultural significance that Tim Tebow is approaching now. Colin talks about Ali's process in beating Sonny Liston. Big men aren't afraid of big men. Tough ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2012