50 years ago: The finest heavyweight boxer in history is banned from working his unique magic, is “pretty much broke”

Boxing History - Go back 50 years, to 1968, and the greatest heavyweight champion boxer in the sport's long history Muhammad Ali, was barred from boxing; unable to even earn a living. “I am not allowed to work to earn a living in America, and I'm not allowed to leave the country,” Ali said in explaining his hopelessly unjust plight.

Go back 50 years, to 1968, and the greatest heavyweight champion boxer in the sport’s long history Muhammad Ali, was barred from boxing; unable to even earn a living. “I am not allowed to work to earn a living in America, and I’m not allowed to leave the country,” Ali said in explaining his hopelessly unjust plight.

Read more50 years ago: The finest heavyweight boxer in history is banned from working his unique magic, is “pretty much broke”

25 years ago today: The Chavez-Haugen monster card and the biggest live gate of all-time

Boxing History - An incredible, record-breaking 133,000 fans packed into Azteca Stadium in Mexico a quarter of a century ago today; most, if not all of these fans in attendance to watch their fistic hero Julio Cesar Chavez beat up on trash-talking challenger Greg Haugen. The monster card that played out in front of a monstrous crowd (many millions of fight fans also tuning in on TV all around the globe) also saw great fighters Azumah Nelson, Terry Norris and Michael Nunn in action (all winning) and promoter extraordinaire Don King had brought us his latest, biggest boxing spectacular.

An incredible, record-breaking 133,000 fans packed into Azteca Stadium in Mexico a quarter of a century ago today; most, if not all of these fans in attendance to watch their fistic hero Julio Cesar Chavez beat up on trash-talking challenger Greg Haugen. The monster card that played out in front of a monstrous crowd (many millions of fight fans also tuning in on TV all around the globe) also saw great fighters Azumah Nelson, Terry Norris and Michael Nunn in action (all winning) and promoter extraordinaire Don King had brought us his latest, biggest boxing spectacular.

Read more25 years ago today: The Chavez-Haugen monster card and the biggest live gate of all-time