Muhammad Ali

Artwork stolen off wall at Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Artwork showing Muhammad Ali in a classic pose, in white trunks and red boxing gloves, was stolen from the Muhammad Ali Center in a brazen theft. Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says the signed print of a painting by LeRoy Neiman was taken Saturday. He says the artwork is valued at $5,000. Mitchell says investigators are trying…

Muhammad Ali’s Home Placed on Market for $2.2 Million

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Muhammad Ali’s home in Kentucky has been placed on the market with an asking price of $2.2 million. For that, a buyer can live in the same home as the former heavyweight boxing champion. The buyer also gets a 9,304 square-foot home with five bedrooms, eight baths, an in-ground pool and a four-car attached garage on…

50 years later, paper apologizes for ignoring Ali’s new name

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Boxing great Cassius Clay’s hometown newspaper refused to call him Muhammad Ali for years after he adopted the Muslim faith and changed his name. The Courier-Journal, Louisville’s daily paper, has apologized 50 years later for continuing to refer to him as Cassius Clay for years after he converted in 1964. It did not consistently refer to…

Funeral Services Held in Louisville for Famed Boxer Muhammad Ali

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Latest on the memorial service for Muhammad Ali (all times local): ___ 2:55 p.m. Louisville police estimate that more than 100,000 people turned out for Muhammad Ali’s funeral procession in his hometown. Fans of the three-time heavyweight boxing champion lined the streets Friday for an emotional goodbye to The Greatest. The miles-long procession spanned his…

‘Ali’ to return to theaters to celebrate the boxing legend

NEW YORK (AP) – The 2001 Muhammad Ali biopic “Ali” will return to theaters this weekend to celebrate the late boxing legend. Sony Pictures said Wednesday that Michael Mann’s film, starring Will Smith, will play in a few hundred theaters nationwide. “Ali” earned Oscar nominations for Smith and supporting actor Jon Voight as Howard Cosell. Following Ali’s death Friday at…

Reaction to the death of ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali

By The Associated Press Quotes from around the world after the death of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali: ___ “He was a natural force. His radiance came from inside. You got the feeling of inner excellence, he felt from himself. It came from him. As he developed as a great champion it was apparent that this was a God given…

Boxing great Muhammad Ali in hospital with respiratory issue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday that Ali is being treated by doctors as a precaution. He says the 74-year-old is in fair condition, and a brief hospital stay is expected. He declined to say…