Joe Frazier: It is 40 years since  arguably the greatest world title fight of all when he fought Muhammad Ali in  the famed  Thrilla in Manila. Photo: PA Wire.

Joe Frazier sat in his hotel room, surrounded by brown paper bags of freshly-delivered pizza and cartons of orange juice. A once star-studded entourag(...)

Riddick Bowe, the two-time world heavyweight champion, meets fans at in the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, in New York. Photograph: Christopher Lee/The New York Times

Three men stood on a street in Harlem, handing out fliers and pointing to a big man sitting alone inside a small restaurant with four tables called Bo(...)

Muhammad Ali and his best friend Howard Bingham: we will always have the champion’s canon of remarkable stories Photograph: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Shortly after 2pm on Monday, January 19th, 1981, a 21-year-old African-American named Joe climbed the fire escape of a building on Wilshire Boulevard (...)

Various Artists: Disco

Disco’s halcyon days are well documented and soundtracked by a range of hits and stars but there was more to disco’s boogie than those mainstr(...)

It is a measure of Muhammad Ali’s celebrity status that this week’s 50th anniversary of one of his fights should have prompted a flurry of feat(...)

 Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton, who has died aged 70, will be best remembered for breaking Muhammad Ali’s jaw on his way to a poi(...)

Cork’s Stephen White and Conor Lehane celebrate the final whistle of the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final againsty Kilkenny.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They strolled out of the tunnel in ones and twos to watch Clare beat Galway. Compact men, so notably conditioned, their faces unfamiliar to the genera(...)