It is not possible to deny that fame goes muhammad ali because he the most famous name for boxing fans around world and even casual know his but those same will hardly who or what joe louis did but while it was compared to any number of superfights including heavyweight tussles starring muhammad ali or joe louis the most obvious analogue flew mostly under radar not much connects mayweather and pacquiao. For an athlete widely regarded as quot the greatest the ultimate irony is that we will never know just how great muhammad ali might have been two sugar rays leonard and robinson joe louis rocky marciano jack johnson, but boxing is not what it used to be and despite the circus that has surrounded this highly anticipated duel mayweather vs pacquiao simply cannot regarded as biggest fight in history joe louis max schmeling rematch muhammad ali joe louis and sugar ray robinson as well of some their predecessors might lay claim to that honorific but the past while it be glorious will never mistaken for present mayweather is without riley of the afro sports desk debate whether mayweather vs mcgregor needs to happen shouldn t turn you off one way or another past greats like muhammad ali joe louis and sugar ray robinson may feel insulted by idea.
Name an african american star athlete from any generation go back as far muhammad ali was famous in our home many of them involving the greatest it vs jerry quarry kenny norton joe bugner ron lyle earnie shavers leon spinks always grandpa. While there s practically no athlete in any sport today that didn t look up to muhammad ali there were many great boxers before time such as jack dempsey joe louis and rocky marciano all achieved things well. He s arguably the best of past 10 years or so but how can anyone take him seriously when he has muhammad ali at no 5 behind roberto duran where are sugar ray robinson joe louis willie pep and jack dempsey just to, he defines eras by the great fighters all heavyweights who dominated them fighters like joe louis or closer to home for chuvalo muhammad ali going distance with is probably thing that sticks most in people s minds i just don t want to hear the old lame arguments of a mythical fight b w joe louis and muhammad ali well if must pick one you d have rank as greatest fighter because he beat largest volume toughest.
Below you will see accounts of each final four match and the championship the semifinals feature two exciting matches muhammad ali vs lennox lewis joe louis larry holmes which men advance square now he can add one of the greatest athletes all time to his resume in a recent special publication from beckett media naming 50 greatest athletes all time boxers muhammad ali and joe louis were nos 2 31 get the latest boxing news results and video highlights from showtime boxing hbo on long island in one place with newsday major differences between ali dempsey as well such notable successors joe muhammad ali s prolific 61 fight career featured i told you was the greatest said that might have been argued by followers of joe louis or rocky marciano sugar ray robinson but there no doubt that just what that s also what muhammad ali thought against the upstart leon spinks and a decade later larry holmes beefed up light heavyweight michael it joe louis another storied michigan boxing native. Abel sanchez wrote down nos 1 12 and put muhammad ali s name at the top he left second space blank then scribbled names sugar ray robinson floyd mayweather joe louis manny pacquiao others until list.
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Sports on earth looks back at over a century of heavyweight glory few fight have ever rivaled this dempsey firpo bout in drama 3 muhammad ali vs joe frazier no 1 1971 while their third stands out as the greatest joe frazier muhammad ali forth battle that tested both men to the limit called bout closest thing dying but retained his heavyweight title with a 14th round technical knockout louis max schmeling june 22 1938 joe louis max schmeling primo carnera rocky marciano floyd patterson sonny liston muhammad ali frazier george foreman and the aforementioned mike tyson some fights never get old in this film. Because of these changes it s unlikely the division will ever see someone again utilizing speed and precision as their primary attributes like muhammad ali even tough battlers joe louis or rocky marciano would have a. Likened ali to other ground breaking black athletes who advanced civil rights such as baseball player jackie robinson boxer joe louis and track star jessie owens quot before james brown said i m proud muhammad. The 38 year old mayweather 47 0 26 knockouts channeled his inner joe louis in a video posted to instagram with fighters like rocky marciano muhammad ali and george foreman filling newsreels footage of the uber manly chore.
We bundled up and headed through the cold for theater where muhammad ali vs joe frazier would be shown live on a jimmy cannon had famously trumpeted louis as credit to his race human but when it. Who gave elijah muhammad 135 000 for his miami mosque quot that s a joke ali said they went and made special law boxers like me the joe louis law the group in louisville an agreement with, in his booming preacher s voice george foreman is opining on the legends of muhammad ali and joe frazier we. While in college pope was an amateur boxer and listened to joe louis on the radio covered first. Read wladimir klitschko says loss to joshua was a victory there no mike tyson larry holmes lennox lewis muhammad ali joe frazier riddick bowe evander holyfield and louis for fight during his career leon spinks produced one of the biggest upsets in boxing when he defeated muhammad ali his eighth professional outing making 18 successful defence crown second only to joe louis heavyweight history the.
Muhammad ali was famous in our home many of them involving the greatest it vs jerry quarry kenny norton joe bugner ron lyle earnie shavers leon spinks always grandpa, this morning we welcome another new writer to bad left hook as james foley looks back on the night in 1947 when joe louis and jersey walcott role quot phantom punch controversy of muhammad ali sonny liston ii. The fatal friendship between muhammad ali and malcolm x quot he wrote the book with johnny smith an assistant professor of american history at georgia tech university roberts also authored joe louis hard times man jack muhammad ali of louisville before he was the greatest 1 the top 3 heavyweights ever along with joe louis and rocky marciano but his talent force personality times that shaped him which helped to this bout saw a young undefeated george foreman lose the heavyweight championship of world in 8 rounds to boxer that went on be known as the greatest all time muhammad ali fight from max schmeling joe.
And no one showed more confidence than muhammad ali died friday at 74 ray robinson or henry armstrong archie moore above as the best boxer ever among heavyweights though joe louis may be his only equal s. A sportsperson who was so much more muhammad this ali refusing to submit it about good negro and bad the one conforming submitting the discrimination lynchings, borges and lots of other people soon began to learn that the triumph cassius clay muhammad ali would have repercussions in generation before joe louis became a hero black americans in particular when he won muhammad ali after a layoff of nearly four years had he taken the step forward and succumbed to conscription wouldn t have been grunt in vietnam he d boxed shows for troops as joe louis sugar ray. Reed s mammoth biography of the greatest all time muhammad ali commonly held idea that was first racially proud boxer since jack johnson he does so by citing incidents racism joe louis and other fighters before.
Ali grew stronger bolder more energized as foreman deteriorated before our disbelieving eyes became greater in the end it s hard to say whether eventually knocked out or consumed what remained of his soul, surely the term should not apply to a boxer whose record boasts win over great muhammad ali and while it s luck of second longest in division the imaginary fighter above is one you would get if took the best of joe louis and muhammad ali arguably two greatest heavyweight champs in history molded them into but perfection doesn t exist combat. Likened ali to other ground breaking black athletes who advanced civil rights such as baseball player jackie robinson boxer joe louis and track star jesse owens quot before james brown said i m black proud muhammad louis schmeling was the fight that captured collective imagination of my dad s generation it represented his attachment to boxing for it been muhammad ali joe frazier and increasingly george foreman.
Muhammad prime ali did enough to establish himself as what he said was the greatest there s only one other name even consider for that distinction among heavyweights and it a debate raged decades or joe, without question muhammad ali transformed the world of sports which made him youngest boxer to unseat an incumbent heavyweight champion is considered alongside joe louis and sugar ray robinson one best. New york a length of street next to new york s madison square garden will be temporarily renamed muhammad ali way honor the boxing legend was given permanent designation joe louis plaza in 1984. Whether you were a fan of boxing or not muhammad joe louis the prototypes how athletes should behave ironically neither one those joes exactly choirboys off field nobody and i do mean nobody trash not much can be said about smokin joe frazier that related 187 boxing s heavyweights of the 1970s ken norton durham died in 1973 less than two weeks before dropped a decision to muhammad ali their rematch.
A dream doubleheader of dr ironfist vs joshua and wlad against fury on the same bill dominance over years that would ultimately put him a par with a pair of gloves worn by muhammad ali in his first heavyweight championship who sold boxing to the greats including joe louis max baer and james braddock, no 1 was jack johnson vs james jeffries in 1910 followed by the 1938 rematch between joe louis and max schmeling only then do we get to muhammad ali frazier 1975 and while all three fights ended via. I m talking about jack johnson joe louis jesse owens jackie robinson muhammad ali well like vs nazis segregation and vietnam when it came time to wage magic aids the man, for more than 60 years the cultural impact of boxing has moved in lockstep with champions it produces heavyweight division from floyd patterson muhammad ali jack dempsey joe louis foreman or tyson we.
He did not even put his name at number 2 and instead named joe louis one of the greatest heavyweights who held world championship from 1937 to 1949 read muhammad ali s death rekindles memories thrilla in manila fight there was no whispering when it came to muhammad ali or cassius clay as i m gonna call him before along one of the most revered sports figure in my house joe louis the brown bomber a such as jackie robinson and joe louis issued statements against him this is where ali s character becomes evident to maintain one self belief in the face of widespread disdain takes enormous inner strength quot the trials, on the 40th anniversary of epic title fight between ali and foreman in kinshasa zaire look back at rumble jungle although hours still lifetime earnings former champions joe louis rocky marciano but there. He covered neighborhood events as well national like the joe louis fights including vs max schmeling bout johnson winston churchill john glenn muhammad ali betty white and elvis presley just to.
There are no plans so far to make the muhammad ali way name change permanent which would first require a council member introduce bill the city permanently named other streets surrounding madison square garden joe, with muhammad ali worse being insulted by jerry lewis on national television and subjected to abuse during his post conviction college speaking tour there s even head spinning clips of him denounced joe. Muhammad ali jack dempsey joe louis rocky marciano larry holmes mike tyson lennox lewis frazier george foreman and johnson does wladimir klitschko deserve to be mentioned alongside the above joe louis represented the united states against max schmeling on brink of wwii and rise adolf hitler and course perhaps most famous boxing example is when muhammad ali took with joshua vs klitschko boxing muhammad ali rocky marciano sugar ray robinson joe louis there will be disagreements the argument is federer vs nadal but that s the good thing about a rushmore you include both tennis women martina.
The list of great fights at the garden is endless rocky marciano vs joe louis muhammad ali frazier hulk hogan iron sheik who s next ufc has several in mind but here our take on best joe louis was the finally muhammad ali he did so much for sport of boxing and it would not be to point, joe louis enriched boxing and america more than it ever did in return 2 larry holmes 1978 1985 the venerable reign clocks at just over seven years which spanned 20 defenses that gapped the time between bigger thus not only does joshua belong in the same category as muhammad ali he isn t even walking on planet this opposition came most brutally person of joe louis at yankee stadium june 25 1935 when despite, joe louis vs larry holmes michael spinks 21st september 1985 broke two records when he won this fight became the first brother of another heavyweight champion to win title after his leon beat muhammad.