Posts Tagged Men’s boxing

AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch

In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine. The bout produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments — photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to get up.

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Fight of century is now battle in court as fans sue Pacquiao

In this May 2, 2015 photo, Manny Pacquiao answers questions during a press conference following his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. Boxing fans across the country or at least their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather a fraud. Some 31 class action lawsuits had been filed through Friday alleging primarily the same thing: that Pacquiao’s pre-existing shoulder injury should have been disclosed to fans ahead of time. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.

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