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Britain's big boxing night

Britain's big boxing night

90,000 fans turned out, the largest British boxing crowd in nearly 80 years, according to the Telegraph.That kind of crowd is reminiscent of the 1920s and 1930s in the United States...

Ken Burns to make Ali documentary

Ken Burns to make Ali documentary

"The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment," according to the Associated Press...I still enjoy Burns's films...they're so well made and alluring to watch. 

Tyson and Trump

Tyson and Trump

...one has gone from Gekko-like notoriety to the White House and the other has journeyed from the penitentiary to the New York Public Library.

Marine Le Pen, the Vélodrome d'hiver, and Jack Johnson

Marine Le Pen, the Vélodrome d'hiver, and Jack Johnson

The heavyweight championship leaves traces of itself in the most unlikely places, if you know where to look.

Farewell to Joe Louis Arena

Farewell to Joe Louis Arena

Closing down after 38 years, "the Joe" was named after the man still considered by some to be the best heavyweight of them all--and, in my view, the most influential American athlete.