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The Passing of a Legend — Muhammad Ali Has Left Us. Reflections and Impressions with ‘Ice’ John Scully

by on Jun.04, 2016, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon


The late Muhammad Ali, at left, shakes hands with a young John Scully (photo courtesy of John Scully)

The late Muhammad Ali, at left, shakes hands with a young John Scully (photo courtesy of John Scully)

At 74 years old, the “Greatest” is dead.  Born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942, according the Associated Press, the family of Muhammad Ali reported that he passed Friday night. He had been hospitalized in the Phoenix area with acute respiratory problems complicated by Parkinson’s Disease earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country.  Many regard him not only as the greatest heavyweight boxer to grace the ring, but also an amazing humanitarian.  He leaves behind an incredible legacy.

Some would liken him to today’s Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in that, as a Gold Medal Olympian, he was an Uber-gifted African American boxer renowned and sometimes reviled for his braggadocio as the undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the world in 1967.   (continue reading…)

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A Boxing Icon Passes: Former Welterweight and Middleweight Champ Emile Griffith is Dead

by on Jul.26, 2013, under Boxing News, Obituaries

By Juan C. Ayllon


Emile Griffith at his peak (photo courtesy of

Emile Griffith at his peak (photo courtesy of

It is a sad day when yet another vestige of a glorious bygone era passes. So many have gone in recent days. Our Editor-in-Chief, Stephen Gordon, says it best: “I can’t convey how much this saddens me. Another piece of my youth dissipates into the ether.  Emile, Jofre, Luis Rodriguez, Dick Tiger, Davey Moore, Carlos Ortiz, Jose Becerra and, of course, Cassius Clay — where are the god–like heroes of my long gone youth? We are losing them one by one, and with each passing, a piece of myself goes also.”

Born Emile Alphonse Griffith in the Virgin Islands on February 3, 1938, he resided in New York City for years and passed away on July 23, 2013. In between, he reached the pinnacle of Sport and fame, yet he also suffered a troubled personal life. (continue reading…)

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From the CBZ Message Board: Ron Lipton on Khan-Peterson

by on Dec.13, 2011, under Boxing News

By Ron Lipton

The perennial disagreements with what we actually see in boxing goes on and on between commentators, author-researchers, fans, aficionados of the sport, former fighters, officials, salesman, Internet kids, et al.

What is on film is etched in stone. Peterson was the effective aggressor, made the fight and scored damaging body shots. Khan showed great heart but did in fact use the old Ali tactic of pushing the opponent’s head down and the old Foreman tactic of pushing the opponent off with an open glove or a forearm. Peterson deserved to win. (continue reading…)

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