Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016
Our favorite articles ever written about the Champ.
Playboy Interview: Cassius Clay
“Look—it ain't never been another fighter like me. Ain't never been no nothing like me.”
‘Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Great’
Ali vs. Frazier.
The Last Laugh
On Norman Mailer and Ali.
Watching Rocky II with Muhammad Ali
“The regular average layman couldn’t see what I see. And the way they’re painting the trainer is all wrong. Look at him there, screaming, Do this! and Do that! I never had anyone telling me what to do. I did it. Shouting at the fighter like that makes him look like an animal, like a horse to be trained.”
The Champ and His Entourage
Muhammad Ali and his followers were the greatest show on earth. Then the show ended, and life went on.
The Cruelest Sport
“The secret of Ali’s mature success, and the secret of his tragedy: he could take a punch.”
'The Fight's Over, Joe'
Ali vs. Frazier, 20 years after their final fight.
Ali in Havana
When the Champ met Castro.
How Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali.
My Dinner With Ali
A writer’s chance meeting with his idol.