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Muhammad Ali stands between rounds next to cornerman Drew Bundini Brown during the heavyweight championship against Earnie Shavers at Madison Square Garden on September 29th, 1977 in New York. Photo: Robert Riger/Getty Images

During its broadcast of his second fight with Ken Norton in 1973, ABC introduced a special in-picture feature that allowed viewers to watch Bundini Br(...)

In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

The Fighting O’Sheas - Brian, Rory, Tom and Mike - lived a life that was one-part West Side Story, two-parts The Harder They Fall.

A Sunday night like so many others, Tom O’Shea at the wheel of a ramshackle van full of young ’uns heading back to Chicago from a boxing tournament in(...)

At a public appearance the day before the fight, Muhammad Ali brought the house down pretending to mistake an elderly lady for Joe Frazier. Photograph: Focus on Sport via Getty Images

On the night he was to square off with Muhammad Ali at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Dave Semenko realised he had neglected to buy proper boxing sh(...)

 Barry McGuigan  in action against  Eusebio Pedroza  at Loftus Road Stadium,  London in 1985. “I thank God every day that I didn’t beat McGuigan,” said Pedroza. “If I had, I would not have left that place alive. They would have torn me to shreds.” Photograph: Steve Powell/Getty Images

Six years after the event, in the midst of a comeback that ended ignominiously in the gym of a Detroit high school, Eusebio Pedroza gave an interview (...)

Ollie Campbell: led Ireland to their first ever  Test series win (2-0) in Australia in 1979.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The impending arrival of Pope Francis to Ireland on Saturday and the only previous papal visit, that of John Paul 11 in September, 1979 can be linked (...)

He could have been a contender. Even Angelo Dundee, Muhammad Ali’s cornerman, thought so: “If I had had that guy at 20,” said the legendary trainer of(...)

Trevor Berbick backs away from a punch thrown by Mohammad Ali during their heavyweight fight in the Bahamas in 1981. Berbick won the fight in a 10-round unanimous decision. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

The clock had not yet ticked past five when Muhammad Ali rose from his bed in Suite 642 at the Britannia Beach Hotel and dressed for his morning run,(...)

Muhammad Ali poses with gloves in this undated portrait. Photograph: Action Images/Reuters

Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion, who was one of the best known and loved sportsmen of the 20th century has died at a hospital in Pho(...)

 Mike Tyson arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California earlier this month. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

“I surrendered,” Mike Tyson says simply as the ghosts of his past swarm around us on a hazy winter afternoon in Henderson. We’re only a half-hour driv(...)