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The champ

In The Times, my review of Jonathan Eig’s compelling, thoroughly researched biography of Muhammad Ali. Definitely a candidate for sports book of the year. An American journalist whose previous books include a study of the black baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, … Continue reading

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Rumble

That night, exactly forty years ago, I was too nervous – too frightened, really – to appreciate how well Muhammad Ali fought against George Foreman. Like lots of other Ali fans, I’d had a grim feeling that he was going … Continue reading

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