RIP Muhammad Ali – How Joe Frazier Finally Forgave Him

Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier For many years of the previous century, it is highly likely there was no more famous person on earth than Muhammad Ali. With his death today at the age 74 due to respiratory problems and decades of suffering from Parkinson’s, I wanted to reprint this piece from 2011. As a…

40 Years Since Ali vs Frazier & The Fight Of The Century

March 8 marks 40 years since arguably the most famous boxing match of all time, the “Fight Of The Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It’s a testament to both those men (and to George Foreman) that so many of the other contenders for that title also involve them: The “Rumble In The Jungle” of 1974…

The Paradox Of Muhammad Ali

A devout Muslim who constantly cheated on his wives; a brilliant, articulate poet who could barely read and write; a man who preached that white men were devils whose public friendship with whites broke down so many barriers; a political figure who couldn’t place Vietnam on a map; a man who admits to now reading…