Tag: boxing

Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained A Second Time

After meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss his detention at an airport last month, Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned again by immigration officials on his way home on Friday, his lawyer said. Ali and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were able to travel to the meeting from Fort Lauderdale without incident, but…

Muhammad Ali Son Detained At Airport, Agents Ask ‘Are You Muslim?

Border agents detained and questioned the son of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali about his religion when he flew back to the US this month, a family lawyer said. “Where did you get your name from? Are you a Muslim?” they asked the 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr, who was born in Philadelphia and is a…

Watch Live Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Procession Begins In Louisville

Watch Live Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Procession Begins In Louisville Muhammad Ali will be honored with a procession, private funeral, and massive memorial service in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Friday’s events follow a Muslim prayer service that was held Thursday at Louisville’s Freedom Hall, where an estimated 14,000 people listened to an imam read the…

Muhammad Ali Muslim Funeral Service Today

Thousands of people of all races and creeds gathered on Thursday for a Muslim funeral service in Muhammad Ali’s hometown in Kentucky to pay their respects to a man who fought in the ring and sought peace outside it. The jenazah, or funeral in Arabic, was set to begin at noon EDT (1600 GMT) at…

Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

The world is mourning the death of boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, who has died aged 74 after being admitted to a hospital in Pheonix on Thursday. Ali had suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome since 1984. His condition was complicated by a respiratory illness. In Louisville, the mayor will appear at Metro Hall 10am EDT to lower…

Trevor Noah: Syria ‘Kind Of’ Gets Boots On The Ground [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah reminded us of that time President Obama promise not to send troops into Syria to fight ISIS but despite this the President makes dubious changes to U.S. military strategy in the Middle East. “But here you are with your boots on the ground,boots on the ground, boots on the ground, looking like a…

Ex Sues Floyd Mayweather For $20 Million [VIDEO]

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-girlfriend filed a $20 million lawsuit against the boxer Tuesday, accusing the recent victor of defaming her in an interview with Katie Couric in April. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges Mayweather wrongly describes her as a drug abuser while recounting a 2010 domestic violence incident against Harris. Mayweather…

Watch Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight Sat. @3PM [VIDEO]

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Doors open at the venue at 2pm local time, with the first fight at 3pm and the main event five hours later at around 8pm. THE MONEY $300m – The estimated purse split 60 per cent for…

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Pneumonia [VIDEO]

Boxing legend Muahmmad Ali was hospitalized with pneumonia on Saturday. The 72-year-old American sports icon and three-time world heavyweight champion is being treated at undiagnosed location. “Muhammad Ali… is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition,” Ali’s rep said in a statement. “He was admitted earlier this morning and because…

Floyd Mayweather Teaching Bieber to Box

Justin Bieber is getting boxing lessons from Floyd Mayweather Jr., the world’s pound-for-pound champion. The pair posted pictures and video of a training on social media Thursday. They’ve been friends for years and Bieber often attends Mayweather’s fights. The boxer has even given him a nickname: “Money bags.”

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

Former boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter died Sunday in Toronto at 76. Carter became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending nearly 20 years in prison for a triple murder he didn’t commit.

Former Heavyweight Boxer Ken Norton Sr. Dies At 70

Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973 before losing in the rematch later that year, has died at 70, his friend and manager Patrick Tenore says. Norton had congestive heart failure and died in an Arizona hospital where he had been undergoing rehabilitation since suffering a stroke last…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. ‘Highest Paid US Sports Star’

Floyd Mayweather Jr. – the undefeated boxer – has topped a list of the highest-paid US athletes. According to an annual list by Sports Illustrated he is projected to make $90 million in 2013. Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James is a distant second at $56.5 million. Sports Illustrated