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The Shakespearean Pugilist

The Shakespearean Pugilist

It was Tunney’s misfortune that the world—or at least, the sports world—just wasn’t ready for an athlete, especially a pugilist, who loved books and who genuinely believed in the classical ideal of a sound mind in a strong body.

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. 

Champs on the big screen: "Ali," 2001

Champs on the big screen: "Ali," 2001

By my count, an even dozen of the heavyweight champions have biopics telling their life story...