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Louisville airport to be renamed after ‘Muhammad Ali’

Louisville International Airport  will be renamed after the greatest boxer of all times Muhammad Ali, reported ARY News. "Ali once said his greatness came and started in Louisville. Now his name will be among the first things visitors and travelers see when they fly into his beloved hometown," said renown Louisville website, the courier times. On the occasion, Mayor of Louisville Greg Fischer said, "Muhammad Ali belonged to the world, but he only had one hometown, and fortunately, that is our great city of Louisville.…

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali Clay remembered on 2nd death anniversary

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali Clay was remembered on his second death anniversary on Sunday. Muhammad Ali — widely known as “the greatest boxer” — was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, at the age of 12 when he defeated his first professional boxing opponent, Tunney Hunsaker. He took up boxing and showed considerable promise, spending much of his time training in Smoketown. In 1964, Clay Jr. converted to Islam. After…

‘You don’t replace Muhammad Ali’ – Coe blasts Bolt ‘obsession’

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe blasted the "obsession" with Usain Bolt as Yohan Blake kick-started track and field's new era without the Jamaican sprint king at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Coe insisted there was no shortage of talent at the Games, the first major competition since Bolt's retirement last year left the sport with a gaping void to fill. Blake, Bolt's long-time understudy, qualified fastest for the men's 100 metres final as the athletics programme got underway, closely followed by Adam Gemili of…

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s wife visits PAF Academy

ISLAMABAD: The wife of former world heavyweight boxing champion Mohammad Ali on Sunday visited Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Asghar Khan in Risalpur.  Khalilah Camacho Ali interacted with officers and cadets during her visit to Flying Training Wing of the prestigious academy. Being an enthusiastic aviator with 830 flying hours to her credit, she flew a training mission in the Super Mushshak aircraft of Primary Flying Training Wing. Speaking to the aviation cadets and flying instructors, she appreciated the…

Son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport

FLORIDA: A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported late Friday. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a US passport, was traveling with his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the late sports icon's second wife, friend and lawyer Chris Mancini told the Louisville Courier-Journal. Mancini told the newspaper that both were held for questioning on the Fort Lauderdale…

Smashing Taboos: Pakistan’s mother-daughter boxing duo

KARACHI: Slim, powerful, and with an unwavering gaze, 19-year-old Razia Banu jabs at the face of her opponent - her own mother, a widow inspired to join her daughter in smashing taboos in Pakistan's sultry port city Karachi. Mother and daughter are both dressed in loose athletic gear, with scarfs wrapped around their heads instead of helmets, as they punch one another in an exhibition bout at the Pak Shaheen Boxing Club in Lyari, Karachi's most restive - and sporty - neighbourhood. Banu was drawn into the ring last…