When I first heard that Billy Crystal was going to be speaking at Muhammad Ali's funeral, I was a bit surprised. I had never seen Billy's tribute to the legend during his retirement ceremony in 1979. It's titled "15 rounds," and it proves that Billy is the man to speak at his funeral. Check it out here.
Multiple news outlets, including NBC News, are reporting that boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away on Friday in a Phoenix, AZ area hospital. Ali had been in the hospital since June 2, being treated for respiratory complications.
Only pre-fight hype remains before the long-awaited Floyd Mayweather–Manny Pacquiao match in Las Vegas on May 2 (9 p.m. ET; PPV). After tickets for this most recent "Fight of the Century" sold out in an hour on Thursday afternoon, we thought it would be a good time to look back at other bouts that have captivated the interest of the sports world.
There hasn't been a Boxing match at Proctor High School in 50 years, to honor Carl "Cud" Peterson, there will be charity matches in the Gym. Carl "Cud" Peterson was a well known boxer from Proctor that passed away back in the 60's. He was instrumental in giving kids in the area an opportunity to get involved in athletics- specifically boxing.
Unless you have formal training in punching things, an arcade boxing machine is not something you should try out in front of other people, as the chance of embarrassment is quite high.
That goes double for taking a video of your first attempt at the game, as the two young men in this video so unfortunately learned. (At least we think it's their first time. It has to be.)