Muhammad Ali

Sports
9:27 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Gloves Used by Muhammad Ali in Famous Bout to Be Auctioned Off

The boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in one of his most famous fights are being sold at auction. The Louisville native—then known as Cassius Clay—wore the gloves in 1971 during the first of his three fights against Joe Frazier.

The gloves will be up for bidding July 31 at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland. When the gloves were auctioned in 2012, they  sold for nearly $386,000.

Ali used the gloves in what was called the “Fight of the Century.” Ali and Frazier were both undefeated heading into the event at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Frazier knocked Ali down and won a 15-round decision.

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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Education
8:53 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Ali Center in Louisville Announces Scholarship Program

An inside view of the Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville is funding a $10,000 scholarship open to students around the world.

The center says the Generation Ali Global Citizenship Scholarship Program will give 15 students a chance to continue their education. Eight awards will be for U.S. students, including two local recipients, and seven for international students. The local awards will be designated as Ina Brown Bond Scholars.

Recipients will be asked to discuss their essay topics at the Ali Center and host an online forum for a year through the center's website.

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Sports
10:42 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Muhammad Ali's Boyhood Home in Louisville Sold to Las Vegas Realtor

A fan of Muhammad Ali has acquired an important piece of memorabilia: the boxing legend's boyhood home. Louisville realtor Dave Lambrechts told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Las Vegas real estate investor Jared Weiss closed on the property the day before. He said Weiss paid $70,000 for the small white house with a sagging front porch overhang in a western Louisville neighborhood made up of mostly neat, modest homes.

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Regional
8:06 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky Sponsoring Global Youth Leadership Effort

Boxing great Muhammad Ali is hoping to inspire a new generation of leaders through a social media campaign. The campaign, called Generation Ali, is being launched in conjunction with the Summer Olympics in London. It will link young leaders around the world.

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Sports
12:51 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Ali Center in Louisville and Michigan Gallery Settle Dispute

The Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville

The Muhammad Ali Center and a Michigan art gallery have settled a dispute over whether and how to display more than 180 pieces chronicling the champion's career that were donated to the center.

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