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    behavior (Hackett). The only thing that people that were close to him were surprised about was that it didn’t happen sooner. Tyson’s former manager claimed that he saw it coming and there was no way anyone could prevent it. He adds in an interview, "The only reason he may not go down as the best is because of his ­weakness for women. Every decision he made was around women. I definitely saw it coming and no one in the world could prevent that" (Godden). Rory Holloway has been a friend of Tyson’s since they were teenagers. He asserted that he could of have been the foremost boxer of all time if not for weakness for women (Godden). After Tyson was released from prison, he endeavored to reclaim his heavyweight title. During a match with Evander Holyfield, who at the time was the champion, Tyson’s anger overpowered him, causing him to bite off part of Holyfield’s ear (“Biography”). This incident just bolded Tyson’s name on the naughty list. His name was thrown around all over the world for being dangerous and vicious. Because of the event, Tyson was shunned by the boxing community for over two years (“Mike Tyson”). His status was hurt by the negative pictures and articles being published about him. Even though Tyson has made many mistakes, he has tried hard to redeem himself. He wrote a book so people would have a better understanding on how the way he grew impacted his choices in his later life. Tyson’s involvement in films, such as The Hangover and it’s sequel, has helped…

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    Boxing History

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    Boxing originated when a person lifted a fist against another in play. Different eras of the sport have been distinguished by the use or nonuse of fist coverings. The ancient Greeks believed fist fighting was one of the games played by the gods of Olympus thus it became part of the Olympic games in about 688B.C... Rules around that time were amateur fights of 3 rounds, professional fights from 4 to 15 rounds. The recognized length of a championship fights is 12 rounds. Boxing diminished after…

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    Muhammad Ali Influences

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    athletes have been an influence to many culture. They have brought entertainment and revolutionized the world of sports. An athlete who did this was Muhammad Ali, a boxer who entertained households worldwide, and changed the sport forever. Ali came from a humble beginning, many criticized his career, and he became a cultural icon. Muhammad Ali is a man who rose from a humble beginning, and made himself a legend coming from nothing. Born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky as Cassius Clay…

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    “Champion of the World” by Maya Angelou,this excerpt chronicles how a boxer named Joe Louis captivated the world by being one of the first black boxer to be heavyweight champion of the world. In the late 1930 when segregation and inequality for African Americans was so prominent, something like that captivated the world and boosted the spirits of African Americans who were being depressed and were treated horribly by whites. This story lets you see inside a store of African Americans who are…

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    The “Rumble in the Jungle,” an epic boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, staged in Zaire on October 30, 1974, was more than just a sporting event. It was a cultural phenomenon that brought together African and African American culture for the whole world to see. This complex and multi-faceted event was captured by many photographers and film makers, including Sonia Katchian. One of Katchian’s photographs in particular serves as a microcosm of the fight, capturing the violence,…

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    Muhammad Ali Dbq

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    When he stated he would not serve on April 28, 1967, he was stripped of his boxing heavyweight title. He famously sated “I ain 't got no quarrel with those Vietcong”, a personal sentiment that was a far more reasonable and practical ideal when compared to those who avoided service out of rebellion against the system, or simply to avoid the horrors of war. On June 20th, he was convicted of evading the draft and sentenced to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine and three year ban from…

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    In life, people sometimes find themselves on their own; it is them against the world. In these situations people often feel like they can not turn to anyone for help. This is when they need to have self- confidence and be able to make the right choice that will be most beneficial for them. The extraordinary biography, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, by Thomas Hauser, is a biography that cuts right into the center of the life of not only the greatest boxer to live, but also one of the most…

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    Over the years growing up I have been able to meet many people from the gym that I would have never met otherwise. Through the years there have been quite a few people that have come and gone through the gym. Some did not know what to expect and did not like it or people who just didn't like putting in the time to really learn anything and improve. I have also had the opportunity to meet many different people from around the country and even the world from going to different seminars and…

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    confinements. The boxing ring dissolved, the cheering of the fans dwindled, I was back on the streets of the concrete jungle. Hands were all I could feel wrenching me away from Paret, wrenching me away from a trance were hands. Clear as a bell, the announcer’s words rang, “Paret has collapsed from exhaustion from that beating on the ropes.” Died, would’ve been a more suitable word than collapsed. In the text, “The Death of Benny Paret” by Norman Mailer, the author explores…

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    and 'loop' training gloves. These boxing gloves are designed for sparring and punching bag training. Since these gloves conform to the shape of the female fist, they promote proper punching. These gloves feature an increased wrist protection for a more deadly punch. The marketing slogan for these gloves is that they are "serious gloves for serious boxers". EVERLAST started out during early 1900 by making swimsuits and later progressed to making boxing equipment. In 1919, Jack Dempsey, during…

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