Muhammad Ali

Castro cigars, Ali's boxing gloves highlight auction

Muhammad Ali's fight gloves and a box of cigars signed by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro are among some of the highlights in an auction of memorabilia steeped in sporting history.

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Muhammad Ali's 'true face of Islam' vs. terrorism

He wouldn't yield to pressures from sponsors, exerted twice before a heavyweight championship encounter to ostensibly distance himself from Islam. His association with Malcom X and hiring a...

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Muhammad Ali biopic returning to theatres

This weekend, Sony Pictures will re-release the Muhammad Ali biopic, “Ali” in the US, which stars Will Smith as The Greatest.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Ali to be mourned with traditional Muslim prayer service

Muslim prayers over the body of Muhammad Ali will be witnessed worldwide Thursday, offering a window into a religion many outsiders know little about, but have come to scorn.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Ali and the power of dissent

On April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali, just 25 years of age, stood at the Houston Military Recruiting Office and said he won’t go to Vietnam. “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Vietcong, no Vietcong ever...

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Obama will not attend Muhammad Ali memorial

US President Barack Obama will not attend a memorial to the late boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday, the White House says.

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Smith, Lewis to be Ali's pallbearers

Actor Will Smith and former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be among the pallbearers for Muhammad Ali's funeral on Friday, joining a list of notable athletes, entertainers and...

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Paul Simon announces Ali's death, while performing 'The Boxer’

Paul Simon was nearly finished with the 1969 Simon & Garfunkel classic "The Boxer" at a concert in Berkeley, California, on Friday night when he paused the song to give a fitting...

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Septic shock caused Ali’s death

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died of "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes", his family says.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

The Greatest, one and only

Writers around the world fiddled with many words over half a century to define the aura that Muhammad Ali exuded. But eventually they all had to settle for The Greatest, the title with which Ali...

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali: 'Greatest' boxer, showman, ambassador

More than 60 years ago, a bicycle thief in Louisville, Kentucky, unknowingly sets in motion one of the most amazing sports careers in history. An angry 12-year-old Cassius Clay goes to a policeman...