Cassius Clay

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Lot 28 The Nun, from Ingrid Bergman by Andy Warhol (€25,000–€35,000).

Though better known for his Campbell Soup paintings, king of pop art Andy Warhol also produced silkscreen portraits of 10 famous athletes, which are n(...)

Irish Olympian Willie Dunne. Thursday was the 60th anniversary of the Rome race.

Walking along Dublin’s Parkgate Street one day last Christmas, in what now seems a different world, I spotted a familiar figure approaching on a bicyc(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Donald McRae: “I do think that quite unusually as I’ve got older, I’ve become less judgemental.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When Donald McRae left South Africa for London in the early 1980s, he knew where he was going and he knew what he was going to do. He just didn’t know(...)

 Conor McGregor polarises and is clever enough to know that if you do that you will always get around a solid half supporting you. Importantly you will sell. Photograph: John Locher/AP (

Crumlin’s Pied Piper has coaxed them to Las Vegas, the town where selling a licence to perform almost anything is irresistible. Here we are. Conor Mc(...)

 Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, fighting Henry Cooper at Wembley on June 18th 1963. It was Ali’s final fight before he won the heavyweight championship of the world against Sonny Liston in February 1964. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

In 1993 Greg Haugen made what he may look back on now as one of the worst calls of his career. Haugen was facing Mexico’s Julio César Chávez in Cháve(...)

The great Michael ‘Ducksie’ Walsh in action in 2007. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

  The bell tolled for many sporting greats in 2016, including the greatest of them all. Muhammad Ali – originally Cassius Clay – departed this ea(...)

Dexys, with Kevin Rowland centre

The artists formerly known as Dexys Midnight Runners are back in the top 10 after a 34-year absence. Now trading under the snappier moniker of Dexys,(...)

Taoiseach Jack Lynch had been more than happy to host Ali in his office at Leinster House; indeed, judging by contemporary reports, the atmosphere was positively giddy. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

Following the death of Muhammad Ali there was no shortage of lists of memorable quotes from him and about him. There was one quote that did not make(...)

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