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Boxing

  1. the sports section
    Remembering Muhammad AliThat time the author and Ali helped a little old lady cross the street. Plus, Dylan, Pryor, and more.
  2. the sports section
    How Muhammad Ali Became a BoxerA lost bike, a sense of justice, and an early glimpse of showmanship.
  3. the sports section
    The Best Writing About Muhammad AliThe greatest boxer of all time has inspired some of the best sports writing ever.
  4. r.i.p.
    Muhammad Ali, Legend In and Out of the Boxing Ring, Is Dead at 74He had been fighting Parkinson’s disease for decades. 
  5. Shooting at Boxing Weigh-in in Dublin Leaves One Dead, Two InjuredThe gunman opened fire at the Regency Hotel.
  6. the sports section
    Deontay Wilder Is Making Heavyweight Boxing Fun AgainAnd he wants to be the undisputed champion of the world. 
  7. the sports section
    Mayweather Beats Pacquiao, Gets Booed AnywayHe’s also walking away with 60 percent of the estimated $300 million generated by the fight.
  8. the sports section
    Meet the Artist Responsible for Painting the Mayweather–Pacquiao Ring MatSponsors have paid $12 million for their logos to appear on it.
  9. the fight
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. Has Fragile Hands — But He Keeps Them Under WrapsHis corner is experimenting with secret medicines and high-tech gauze.
  10. the sports section
    Q&A: The Man in Charge of MGM’s Sports BookA lackluster draw would be bad news for Jay Rood.
  11. the sports section
    The Insane Market for Mayweather-Pacquiao Tickets, by the NumbersIt’s one of the hottest tickets of all time.
  12. the sports section
    Manny Pacquiao Is Fighting a Lot More Than Floyd MayweatherBut it’s still the biggest bout in decades.
  13. sweet science
    Freddie Roach Has a Plan — Well, AlmostFreddie Roach sees weakness. If only his back were feeling bette r…
  14. the sports section
    Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi: An Old-School Fight for New-School BrooklynThe borough’s rich boxing history lives on.
  15. boxing
    Fighter Who Walked Out of MSG Is Still in ComaMagomed Abdusalamov suffered a stroke after walking out of Madison Square Garden on his own two weeks ago.
  16. curious decisions
    Pete King Plans Boxing Match on Wife’s Birthday Does he really hate cake that much?
  17. the sports section
    Bernard Hopkins on Don King, Barclays, and Being 48 Years OldThe champ fights at Barclays on Saturday night.
  18. ballsy former state senators
    Hiram Monserrate Is Hitting People in the Face for Charity NowOr is he just out for revenge!
  19. oh albany!
    Malcolm Smith Would Fight Dean Skelos — If It Helped ChildrenUnfortunately, Dean Skelos is a coward.
  20. the sports section
    Brett Favre and the Ten Worst Sports RetirementsOur reckoning of superstars who sullied their legacies by coming out of retirement.
  21. party chat
    Mike Tyson Feels Like a DorkThe boxer talks about his participation in James Toback’s ‘Tyson.’
  22. gossipmonger
    The Return of Peter Gatien?Deported former Limelight owner Peter Gatien might be coming back to the States because he is part Native American. CBS Evening News executive producer Rick Kaplan orchestrated an office dance-off to boost morale. Jewish boxer Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita, from Brooklyn, had his fight at Cipriani Downtown rescheduled because it fell on the Sabbath. Paris Hilton’s crisis PR guy, Mike Sitrick, is the reason she’s been out of the tabs lately, but friends say she can’t keep up the act. Robin Williams went to an AA meeting in Greenwich. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Isiah Thomas hung out at Socialista.
  23. party lines
    Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Is CrazyWhat do you learn as Muhammad Ali’s daughter? That it pays to be crazy. That’s what Maryum Ali told us last night at the opening of an exhibit she curated of Magnum photos of her father. “My dad always told me — he told me this as a little kid — act crazy,” she said. “Because I said, ‘Daddy, how did you beat Sonny Liston when the whole world said you were going to lose?’ He said, ‘I acted crazy! I had him scared!’” It’s a lesson that came in handy in the mid-eighties, when Maryum was living with her dad in L.A., and the champ, she said, was always a nice guy and would let anyone into the house. “This one guy he let into his house, this weirdo guy, the guy started stalking me,” she recalled. “So I got a gun. I told the guy, I said, ‘Look, it’s me or you, and it’s gonna be you. I’m not going to put on no gloves, I got a .38, so keep messing with me! I’m just as crazy.’ In any situation where I’m face-to-face with somebody crazy, I’m crazier. And they just leave me the hell alone.” Being a fighter’s kid probably doesn’t hurt, either. —Bennett Marcus
  24. gossipmonger
    Blowin’ in the WindBobby Kennedy Jr. says he and his uncle Ted aren’t as opposed to the proposed Cape Cod wind farm as a book says they are. Liza Minnelli and Isle Werther are fighting over a dress. Barneys creative director Simon Doonan is happy to be a “card-carrying fag.” Boxing will go upscale when three Ford models replace the traditional ring girls at the upcoming welterweight championship at MSG. Former Justin Timberlake flame Cameron Diaz and current Justin Timberlake flame Jessica Biel will both be at the MTV Movie Awards, which may be awkward. Adam Carolla noted that Rosie O’Donnell is a fat female lesbian, and thus has “triple coverage as a minority.” President Bush’s chief domestic policy adviser, Karl Zinzmeister, reportedly said he’d never hire another woman because they “just get pregnant and leave.” Dean McDermott broke up with girlfriend Mary Jo Eustace via “Page Six.”