Category Boxing

Laila Ali goes pro

On October 8, 1999, Laila Ali, daughter of the legend Mohammad Ali made her professional debut at the Turning Stone Casino on the Oneida Indian Nation in Verona, New York. Ali won the fight against April Fowler of Michigan City, Indiana in 31 seconds. It was Fowler’s second professional fight and second time getting knocked out in the […]

Hall of Fame Boxing

On August 5, 1954, The Ring magazine opened the original Boxing Hall of Fame and added the first class of inductees. There were four categories for the boxing stars that had their names immortalized. The first group of inductees were pioneers of the sport who were elected by the directors of the museum. This group included men […]

Patterson- Boxing World Champion

On July 29, 1957, defending champion, “The Gentleman of Boxing,” Floyd Patterson stepped into the boxing ring for the World Championship match with his manager Lippe Breidbart. The challenger Tommy “The Hurricane” Jackson was accompanied by his manager Cus D’Amato. Jackson was ready to take the title from Patterson after being defeated in the same match up the […]

Ali indicted

On May 8, 1967 Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., more commonly known as Mohammad Ali was formally charged because of his decision dodge the draft during the Vietnam War. His refusal to join his piers in combat caught the the eye of the law as well as the public media. He originally used is Islamic faith […]