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Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

Remembering Muhammad Ali

Remembering Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was the most transcendent sports figure in American culture.

The legend of Muhammad Ali

'The Greatest'

Obituary

'The Greatest'

Muhammad Ali, the heavyweight champion of hyperbole and showbiz as well as prizefighting, died at a hospital in the Phoenix area.

A thousand words

Remembrance

A thousand words

Robert Cassidy remembers his family’s encounters with Muhammad Ali: 'Dear Robbie, Your Daddy is the Greatest - Muhammad Ali.'

How Ali inspired a movement

How Ali inspired a movement

Nearly a half-century ago, Muhammad Ali was the object of vituperation and something close to hatred.

The world's champion

The world's champion

Muhammad Ali fought anywhere and everywhere across the globe, only to travel the world over again as an ambassador of goodwill.

Ali vs. Frazier

A brutal trilogy

Ali vs. Frazier

With the possible exception of David vs. Goliath, the greatest rivalry in the history of individual human combat was the three-fight trilogy staged by Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier from 1971 to 1975.

Fighter, activist, icon

Documentary

Fighter, activist, icon

Muhammad Ali may be the greatest boxer of all time, but that's just a small part of the impact he made on society as a whole. From his outspoken demeanor around boxing to his political views, from his converting to Islam to his refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali is a transcendent cultural figure.

Muhammad Ali’s funeral

He was and is the greatest

He was and is the greatest

Ali always will be recalled as a proud black man who changed his religion and name, risked his career on a divisive political stand then became a global ambassador for goodwill.

Clinton captures Ali's essence

Clinton captures Ali's essence

Bill Clinton was given the honor of the last words at Muhammad Ali's funeral, and he got them precisely right as he summed up a weeklong, global remembrance of the icon.

Rope-a-dope

Rope-a-dope

An MSG photographer gave Muhammad Ali the idea for the rope-a-dope style he used to beat George Foreman in the 'Rumble in the Jungle.

'People's champ'

'People's champ'

Thousands mourned Muhammad Ali, a man who held Islam close to his heart, in a hometown service open to all faiths.

A golden age

A golden age

Boxing has faded to the point that there is no modern context to what Muhammad Ali was and did.

Muhammad Ali fight photos

The Thrilla in Manila

The Thrilla in Manila

After winning the final fight in his trilogy against Joe Frazier via TKO after the 14th round, Muhammad Ali said 'Closest thing to dying that I know of.'

Rumble in the Jungle

Rumble in the Jungle

Muhammad Ali debuted his rope-a-dope technique to knock out George Foreman and win back his heavyweight title on Oct. 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire.

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century

When Joe Frazier met Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971, the storyline went much deeper than a title clash of two undefeated heavyweights.

Ali vs. Liston

Ali vs. Liston

Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, was a 7-1 underdog when he beat Sonny Liston in Miami Beach on Feb. 25, 1964. Liston gave up after six rounds.

Ali vs. Norton

Ali vs. Norton

In their third fight, Muhammad Ali retained the title by winning a unanimous decision against Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 28, 1976.

Muhammad Ali’s life

The chronology of Ali's life

TIMELINE

The chronology of Ali's life

Born Cassius Clay in 1942, Muhammad Ali is many things to many people — social activist, cultural icon and the charismatic voice of the turbulent 1960s.

Muhammad Ali: A life in photos

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Muhammad Ali: A life in photos

Nicknamed 'The Greatest,' Muhammad Ali became a once-in-a-lifetime personality.

The master

Media

The master

Muhammad Ali was not the first athlete to understand and exploit modern media hype, but he was the greatest at it.

Ali's greatest victory

Impact

Ali's greatest victory

Muhammad Ali’s longest and most significant fight occurred outside the boxing ring.

Ali electrified the world

Opinion

Ali electrified the world

He was recognized in every country on every continent. And he electrified us all when he lit the torch at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Final fights

Recap

Final fights

Muhammad Ali had the opportunity to go out on his own terms at boxing’s pinnacle when he retired with the heavyweight title in 1978, but he couldn’t make it stick.

The world mourns Ali's passing

Grieving a great

The world mourns Ali's passing

See reactions to Ali's death from across the globe.

Ali's death marked on Twitter

Celebs remember

Ali's death marked on Twitter

Muhammad Ali's death drew responses from around the world of sports and beyond.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri

From Paramount to Pacquiao

Documentary

From Paramount to Pacquiao

In less than one year, Greenlawn-raised Chris Algieri went from boxing at The Paramount in Huntington to facing Manny Pacquiao on HBO pay-per-view in Macau, China. This is the story of his ascent.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/manny-pacquiao-vs-chris-algieri-live-stream-blog-1.9642712'>His dream denied</a>

Fight Night

His dream denied

Chris Algieri was knocked down six times in his fight against Manny Pacquiao. He got up all six times and finished the fight, losing a one-sided unanimous decision.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

Behind the scenes with Chris Algieri

Photo Essay

Behind the scenes with Chris Algieri

During the biggest week of his pro boxing career, Chris Algieri spent many hours in front of cameras and microphones. Newsday takes you behind the scenes of fight week in Macau, China, for the lead-in to Algieri's fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/chris-algieri-sees-growth-after-painful-experience-of-first-loss-to-manny-pacquiao-1.96472062'>Down but not out</a>

Down but not out

The bravado that traveled halfway around the world with Algieri was replaced by sobering reality against Manny Pacquiao, but Algieri could take heart from the fact that he went the distance with the champ.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

The boxer's mom

The boxer's mom

Dominick Algieri nodded toward his wife, Adriana, and said, 'She's already a nervous wreck.' This was Thursday night in their hotel suite at the Venetian Macao, three days before their son, Chris, was to fight Manny Pacquiao.

Weigh-ins, take 2

Video

Weigh-ins, take 2

Chris Algieri needed an extra hour to shed 0.2 pounds in order to hit the 144-pound catchweight limit for his title shot against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

Trainers talking big

Trainers talking big

Tim Lane, trainer for Chris Algieri, predicted his fighter will retire Manny Pacquiao. Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's trainer, disagreed. On Sunday afternoon here in Macau (Saturday night in New York), we'll find out.

'Goose bumps'

'Goose bumps'

From the moment Bob Arum tapped him on the shoulder and offered the chance of a lifetime to fight for Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title, Chris Algieri has lived the dream.

The Cutman

The Cutman

Jacob 'Stitch' Duran was brought in by Chris Algieri after the Ruslan Provodnikov fight to be his cutman for his shot at Manny Pacquiao. Newsday's Greg Logan tells the story of the switch.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

The big payday

The big payday

The winner of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri will see an even bigger payday for his next fight, assuming they can come to terms for a bout against the biggest pay-per-view draw there is: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

'The Chris Algieri Show'

'The Chris Algieri Show'

Trainers Tim Lane and Keith Trimble spoke boldly about undefeated boxer Chris Algieri's chances against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao at the pre-fight news conference. Algieri was equally confident in his media roundtable just before the event.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

Writer on fighter

Writer on fighter

Newsday boxing writer Greg Logan compares the styles of Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri and explains what the Long Island underdog will need to do to get the win.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger, Mark La Monica

Grand arrivals

Grand arrivals

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri make their grand arrival at the Venetian Hotel on Tuesday night in Macau for their WBO welterweight title fight on Sunday.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger, Mark La Monica

<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/freddie-roach-manny-pacquiao-said-he-ll-beat-chris-algieri-in-one-round-1.9630164'>Pacquiao in 1?</a>

Pacquiao in 1?

Trainer Freddie Roach told a few reporters that Manny Pacquiao told him he believes he'll knock out Chris Algieri in the first round.

Training day

photo essay

Training day

Take a look at what an open workout for Chris Algieri looks like in this photo essay from Tuesday's training session at the Venetian Macau.

Newsday/Mark La Monica

Boxing and brains

Boxing and brains

At a community event at a local gym in Macau, Chris Algieri told young Chinese fighters that you can be a boxer and still get an education.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

Goal is control

Goal is control

Chris Algieri said he wants to 'control everything' when he fights WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a few days.

Newsday/Mark La Monica

Champion lifestyle

Champion lifestyle

Training life has changed since Chris Algieri beat Ruslan Provodnikov and booked the fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

Confidence men

Confidence men

Chris Algieri and his support team are confident as the fight week countdown begins for Saturday night's WBO welterweight title battle with legendary eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao at the Venetian Macao. Newsday's Greg Logan reports.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/manny-pacquiao-vs-chris-algieri-fight-week-pictures-from-macau-china-1.9624610'>Fight week photos</a>

Fight week photos

Scenes from around the Venetian Macau as Chris Algieri and Manny Pacquiao promote their fight this Sunday afternoon.

Newsday/Mark La Monica

Hands of stone

Hands of stone

Chris Algieri, the undefeated Long Island boxer, leaves his mark in Macau as fight week begins here at the Venetian Hotel.

Newsday/Mark La Monica

The matchmaker

The matchmaker

Chris Algieri 'is the real Cinderella man' says Star Boxing matchmaker Ron Katz.

Verbal jabs

Verbal jabs

Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach has taken quite a few shots at Chris Algieri in the media. Algieri and his team take it all in stride.

<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/manny-pacquiao-vs-chris-algieri-postcards-from-macau-china-1.9615476'>Postcards from Macau</a>

Travel

Postcards from Macau

Scenes from in and around Macau, China, that have nothing to do with boxing.

Who is Chris Algieri?

PROFILE

Who is Chris Algieri?

The WBO light welterweight champion of the world wasn't bred on the 'mean streets' unless you find a bucolic cul-de-sac in a North Shore suburb on Long Island threatening. Newsday's Greg Logan takes you through how Algieri went from high school wrestler to world champion kickboxer to world champion boxer.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

The fight club

PROFILE

The fight club

Trainers Keith Trimble and Tim Lane finding success with boxer Chris Algieri after a long climb. Newsday's Greg Logan tells their story.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

Chris Algieri

Team Algieri

Chris Algieri

Chris Algieri is the undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion from Greenlawn. The 30-year-old former kickboxing champion is 20-0 with eight knockouts.

Richard T. Slattery

Keith Trimble

Team Algieri

Keith Trimble

Keith Trimble has been training Chris Algieri since he was a kickboxer and helped him transition into a boxer. He is based out of Bellmore Kickboxing Academy.

Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Tim Lane

Team Algieri

Tim Lane

Born in Germany and raised in Virginia, Tim Lane was a professional kickboxer and former sparring partner of Algieri. He later became one of his trainers. He is based out of Las Vegas.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

Manny Pacquaio

Team Pacquiao

Manny Pacquaio

Manny Pacquiao is the reigning WBO welterweight champion. Pacquiao owns a career record of 56-5-2 with 38 knockouts. He is the first and only boxer to win world titles in eight different weight classes.

Patrick E. McCarthy

Freddie Roach

Team Pacquiao

Freddie Roach

Roach turned to training fighters after retiring from the ring in 1986. Roach's first world champion was Virgil Hill. Roach, in boxing's Hall of Fame, also trained James Toney, Mike Tyson, Oscar de la Hoya and Miguel Cotto.

Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/manny-pacquiao-fight-puts-huntington-s-chris-algieri-onto-the-world-stage-1.9608464'>World stage</a>

World stage

Chris Algieri has fought his way on to the world stage, just like he always said he would.

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<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/manny-pacquiao-with-eye-on-floyd-mayweather-knows-to-take-chris-algieri-seriously-1.9546510'>Taking it seriously</a>

Taking it seriously

Manny Pacquiao is not looking past Chris Algieri at a possible and long-overdue showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/chris-algieri-works-on-new-weapons-to-face-manny-pacquiao-1.9520522'>New tools</a>

New tools

Chris Algieri has been working on a few new tricks to bring into the ring when he fights Manny Pacquiao.

Newsday/Jeffrey Basinger

<a href='https://www.newsday.com/sports/boxing/manny-pacquiao-s-trainer-disrespects-huntington-s-chris-algieri-1.9540301'>Freddie says</a>

Freddie says

Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said many of the sparring partners are better fighters than Chris Algieri.

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