In the end, his greatest fight was with the disease that had dogged the last three decades of his life.
Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said.
A spokesman for Muhammad Ali said the former heavyweight champion is being treated in hospital for a respiratory problem.
It will come as little surprise to New South Wales but Cooper Cronk will play the 2016 State of Origin series opener in Sydney after the Queensland halfback shrugged off the ankle injury that had threatened his participation in Wednesday night’s match – and sparked accusations of mind games from the opposition camp.
Frankie Dettori was fortunate to avoid injury just days before he is due to ride the Derby favourite when his mount slipped and fell shortly after crossing the line at Leicester on Tuesday. Riding Magillen, the Italian had been beaten a nose in a driving finish to the six-furlong contest and was still travelling at speed a few strides later when the two-year-old beneath him lost his footing.
“People don’t understand how much I have to kill myself in the gym to get the weight down,” says Tyson Fury, wincing at the fresh reminder of three hard sessions a day, most days, since mid-April.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather posted a mock-up poster on Instagram on Monday teasing a fight between himself and Conor McGregor on pay-per-view.
Tony Bellew recovered from a first-round knockdown to win the WBC world cruiserweight title with a third-round stoppage of Ilunga Makabu.
Tommy Coyle is the current IBF International Lightweight champion and has fought for the Commonwealth crown.
The Amir Khan story, which properly began in Athens 12 years ago, is coming towards the final few chapters and they could be gloriously uplifting or there may be a few blood-spattered pages at the end.
As Paula Radcliffe prepares to run her final competitive marathon on Sunday in London, she laughs as she remembers a conversation with the then race director, Dave Bedford, in those moments of happy delirium following her world record in 2003.
Boxing regularly throws up stories of courage, persistence, triumph and tragedy, and is a sport that thrives in tough working class areas.
Porsche completed a dominant display in qualifying for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, locking out the front three grid positions, breaking records and putting almost a three-second gap on their nearest rivals, Audi, before the serious business of the race itself begins on Saturday afternoon.
The hype was justified.
Jim Crowley rode his 100th winner of the season here on Monday and then added the 101st half an hour later to maintain his push for the Flat jockeys’ championship but he still lost ground to Silvestre de Sousa on the day as the reigning champion completed a treble on the twilight card at Wolverhampton to reduce Crowley’s lead to four.
Five British athletes, include the Tour de France winning cyclists Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, are among the latest batch of names alleged by a group of Russian hackersto have taken banned substances for which they had received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE).
All the way to the bitter end, and it is bitter, the fans want A-Rod.
Warren Gatland says he will not favour his Wales players when selecting his British and Irish Lions squad and has backed England’s Dylan Hartley as a possible captain for next summer’s tour to New Zealand. Gatland, who has been reappointed as head coach, is also adamant the Lions can upset the current world champions and win the three-Test series.
More plans for West Ham's London Stadium.
Northampton have responded bitterly to Chris Ashton’s 13-match ban for biting their prop Alex Waller, upset the Saracens wing was allowed to remain on the field throughout last Saturday’s match. Saints believe the incident should have been referred immediately to the television match official and say the failure to do so cost them a potential victory.
Mo Farah is the latest British athlete to face scrutiny over his use of so-called therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) after his confidential medical data was leaked online. Farah, the double gold medallist at the 2016 Olympics, is one of eight more British athletes who competed in Rio de Janeiro whose records were released on Monday by the Fancy Bears hacking group, believed to have links to Russia.