Tributes to Muhammad Ali poured in from across the sporting, cultural and political world after his death at age 74 with many saying there would never be another one like "The Greatest."
He was fast of fist and foot -- lip, too -- a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. He was The Greatest.
Professional boxers can compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, if they qualify. An overwhelming vote by the sport's governing body, known as AIBA, on Wednesday allows any boxer to try to qualify next month and earn selection for their national team. But AIBA's plan has been criticized across the professional ranks as a move toward dangerous mismatches between established boxers and inexperienced amateurs.
LIVERPOOL, England- British boxer Tony Bellew turned a Hollywood fantasy into reality by becoming a world champion for the first time on Sunday.
Boxer Chen Nien-chin (陳念琴), right, stands with International Boxing Association President Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國) in this file photo. Wu yesterday praised the 19-year-old boxer for an historic achievement: On Tuesday she overcame Morocco's Khadija Mardi 3 to 0 at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships to book Taiwan's first-ever spot in women's Olympics boxing.
Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.