The covers of the slapdash tribute magazines for Muhammad Ali at the supermarket checkout counters all depicted him as a young man. That’s to be expected: It’s a lot more savory to recall Ali as the beautiful dynamo who conquered Sonny Liston than as the aged sentinel humbled by his own hubris.
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With boxing, as the Rolling Stones said, you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always get what you want. In fact, you virtually never get what you want. But just this once, as a fight that every boxing fan desires actually may become reality, you might just find you get what you need.
The highly anticipated war between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto went down on Saturday night pretty much as I expected, but it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean that PacquiaoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s victory was any less striking or significant.
Most everyone has some sort of demon that they carry with them, not necessarily on the surface. These arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily Norman Bates-type demons, Exorcist-style demons, but rather things that weigh on us daily that we have to overcome. On the eve of the biggest fight in the career of both Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, …
It turns out I was right about Floyd Mayweather winning his match against Juan Manuel Marquez by decision, and also that MarquezÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history of being a slow starter would hurt him, as Floyd downed him in the second round and dominated the early portion of the fight. But what I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t right about is that …
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll make this brief since I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I could tell you any more than the brilliant 24/7 series has on HBO: Juan Manuel Marquez will not defeat Floyd Mayweather this Saturday night. But heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll give Floyd a tough time.