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Video: New film about Muhammad Ali

Former boxing legend Muhammad Ali arrives at the

(Credit: AP Photo Dave Martin)

A new documentary about Muhammad Ali -- "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" -- will have it's U.S. theatrical premiere on August 23rd, followed by a national rollout to select cities.

According to a news release, the film, a Kartemquin Films production directed by Bill Siegel (The Weather Underground) "follows and connects the diverse threads in the personal and public lives of the...

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MSG or Ratner: Which company benefits boxing most?

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano pushed back the

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is expected to name the developer for Nassau Coliseum and the surrounding area Wednesday, Newsday reported earlier Tuesday.

The finalists are the Madison Square Garden Co. and Forest City Ratner Companies.

There's little doubt among most observers that MSG and Forest City Ratner are both very capable of renovating/rebuilding Nassau Coliseum and transforming...

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Gene McPherson, always in his son's corner

Mark McPherson delivers a punch to Duane Thomas

(Credit: Courtesy of Mark McPherson)

It was the biggest fight of Mark McPherson's life. The junior middleweight from Lakeview was 17-1 and facing the Kronk's Duane Thomas on ESPN for the USBA title. This was the fight that in 1985 would launch McPherson into stardom. It was going his way in a great, give-and-take fight. A lifetime of training was about to payoff. Then, in the 10th round, McPherson found himself in trouble against...

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Rodriguez to fight in Continental Championships

Shirley middleweight Le'Shawn Rodriguez (center), with trainer Eddie

(Credit: Atlantic-Memorial Veteran's Boxing Club)

The path of highly touted amateur middleweight Le’Shawn Rodriguez is beginning to take shape.

The 20-year-old resident of Shirley is currently the No. 1-ranked amateur middleweight in the country and earned that status after taking home the gold medal at the Olympic Cup in Puerto Rico last month.

Next for Rodriguez is a trip to Santiago, Chille at the end of August to compete in...

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Deontay Wilder: 29 fights, 29 knockouts

Deontay Wilder emerges victorious after first-round KO of

(Credit: Tom Casino / SHOWTIME)

Deontay Wilder could be on his way to big things.

The 6-7 brusing heavyweight from Alabama improved his record to 29-0 with a first-round knockout of former world champion Sergei Liakhovich at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, in Indio, Calif., on Friday night.

Wilder, a 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, thinks he’s ready to move on to the next level.

"I know I'm blessed with...

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Heavyweight Deontay Wilder goes for 29th KO in 29 fights

Deontay Wilder against Kelvin Price, Dec. 15, 2012

(Credit: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME)

Has there been a more overlooked American heavyweight boxer than Deontay Wilder? The 27-year-old native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. is 28-0 with 28 knockouts.

His list of opponents certainly leaves much to be desired, but you can’t deny the results. And he proved that he could be a legitimate prospect after a first-round knockout of Audley Harrison (31-6) in April.

Harrison, 41, is nothing more...

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