Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
Over the years on KMOX, Jack did thousands of interviews. One of the most entertaining was this one with a brash, young boxer then named Cassius Clay.
In this edition of ‘The Sports Hub’, Mike Claiborne & Mo Drummond are in the KMOX studio talking football, baseball, basketball, boxing and much more. They kick off the show with the ‘Trifecta’. Sports, boxing […]
Time flies. It’s hard to believe that Muhammad Ali hit the big 7–0h. Seventy years old for one of the most famous people in the world in our lifetime.
Ali won the last two, cementing his legend as The Greatest, and was as rough on Frazier outside the ring as he was between the ropes.
After turning pro in 1965, Frazier quickly became known for his punching power, stopping his first 11 opponents. It was his fights with Muhammad Ali, though, that would define him.
Butch Lewis worked with St. Louisans Leon & Michael Spinks, as well as boxing legends Ali & Frazier.
Arguably the most prominent U.S. Muslim, Ali made his simple, behind-the scenes appeal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in February.
It was 40 years ago Tuesday that Ali and Frazier met at Madison Square Garden in a fight so big it was simply referred to as The Fight.