History Stories
CATEGORY: Boxing
Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America
April 28, 2017

Fifty years after Muhammad Ali refused military induction during the Vietnam War, a new book examines the heavyweight champ's controversial decision. Read More

The 19th-Century Black Sports Superstar You’ve Never Heard Of
March 23, 2017

Boxer Bill Richmond’s improbable rise from slavery to superstardom came almost a century before Jack Johnson even picked up a pair of gloves. Read More

The “Rumble in the Jungle,” 40 Years Ago
October 30, 2014

On the 40th anniversary of the epic heavyweight title fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, look back at boxing’s “Rumble in the Jungle.” Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Muhammad Ali
February 25, 2014

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America’s First Sports Superstar
November 4, 2013

Find out how hard-hitting, hard-drinking Gilded Age boxer John L. Sullivan became America’s first sports hero. Read More