Mayfield Pennington

Sports
6:46 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Boxer Who Trained with Muhammad Ali Dies in Kentucky Car Crash

A former boxer and one-time training partner of Muhammad Ali has been killed in a car crash in eastern Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police say 62-year-old Mayfield Pennington's car was struck by a tractor trailer.

Troopers say the tractor trailer struck Pennington's 1977 Corvette as he turned on to U.S. 23 near Stanville. Troopers say Pennington was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday.

Pennington's professional boxing record was 48-16. He defeated former World Welterweight and Middleweight Champion Emile Griffith in 1977.

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