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  1. 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
  2. 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