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Unraveling Mystery Behind Muhammad Ali versus Earnie Shavers 1977 Bout and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco Breaking Camp

Unraveling Mystery Behind Muhammad Ali versus Earnie Shavers 1977 Bout and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco Breaking Camp By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent On September 29, 1977, Muhammad Ali defended his undisputed World Heavyweight title for the final time, recording a unanimous 15 rounds decision over the top contender Earnie Shavers. Ali, 55-2 […]

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Remembering When Wrestler & Martial Artist Antonio Inoki Challenged Muhammad Ali The Boxer – Video

Antonio Inoki vs. Muhammed Ali

  Remembering The War of the Worlds: When Wrestler Antonio Inoki Challenged Muhammad Ali The Boxer By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent The late great Antonio Inoki passed away on October 1, 2022. Anoki was part of the strangest boxer versus wrestler freak show ever staged on television with modified restrictive rules. […]

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Muhammad Ali’s Kinshasa WBC Belt Sells at Heritage Auctions For 6.16 Million Dollars

Muhammad Ali's Kinshasa WBC Belt Sells at Heritage Auctions For 6.16 Million Dollars

This WBC Championship Belt Rumbled in The Jungle! Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay Buys Muhammad Ali’s Kinshasa Belt at Heritage Auctions For 6.16 Million Dollars By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Indianapolis, Indiana (July 25th, 2022)–  Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest” of all time, and in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974, […]

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When Muhammad Ali Got Pissed at Ernie Terrell During Vietnam War in 1967 – Video

When Muhammad Ali Got Pissed at Ernie Terrell During Vietnam War in 1967 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  The late World Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, in the 1960’s as world champion, was at his best in fighting prime when he defeated Cleveland Williams, Zora Folley, Sonny Liston, Floyd Patterson, and Ernie […]

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Police Chief Tunney Hunsaker, Muhammad Ali’s Worst Fight

RCM Historical Boxing: Police Chief Tunney Hunsaker, Muhammad Ali’s Worst Fight By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  The late former three-times world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, in view of this reporter fought his worst professional fight on October 29, 1960, in Freedom Hall Louisville, Kentucky, when he fought his […]

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Unique Boxing Trend! Judges No Longer Favoring Promoter’s Fighters, Underdogs Winning Frequently During Pandemic

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Unique Boxing Trend! Judges NO Longer Favoring Promoter’s Fighters, Underdogs Winning Frequently During Pandemic Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Ever since Muhammad Ali got one judge’s scorecard in his first bout with Leon Spinks in defense of his world heavyweight title, which Spinks won by split decision in 15 rounds, […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: Anatomy of Muhammad Ali versus Lyle Alzado Fight Poster

Ali vs. Alzado Fight Poster

RCM Historical Boxing: Anatomy of Muhammad Ali versus Lyle Alzado Fight Poster By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Boxing posters, long a staple of many a boxing gym, are as much a part of sports memorabilia and Americana as most sports knickknacks. With the advent of computer technology, where sporting events are […]

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2016 Olympian Featherweight Muhammad Ali (No Relation) Signs with Queensberry Promotions

2016 Olympian Featherweight Muhammad Ali (No Relation) Signs with Queensberry Promotions By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent 2016 Olympian, featherweight Muhammad Ali (no relation to the former World heavyweight champion Muhammad ‘The Greatest’ Ali) has signed a professional contract with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. Muhammad Ali ‘the younger’ won the silver medal […]

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Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks Hospitalized in Critical Condition in Las Vegas

Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks Hospitalized in Critical Condition in Las Vegas By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   Former World Heavyweight champion ‘Neon’ Leon Spinks, 66, who shocked the boxing world by winning a 15 round split decision over Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978, at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, […]

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Joshua, Never Underestimate Your Opponent, Ringside Lessons of a Lifetime

Joshua, Never Underestimate Your Opponent, Ringside Lessons of a Lifetime Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent When ‘The Bayonne Bleeder’, bar-room brawler and liquor salesman Chuck Wepner, decked Muhammad Ali in the ninth round of their March 1975 World Heavyweight title bout in Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio, the boxing establishment, […]

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RCM HISTORICAL BOXING: Mysterious Heavyweight Jack O’Halloran, Hollywood Actor Few Remember in the Ring

  Mysterious Heavyweight Jack O’Halloran, Hollywood Actor Few Remember in the Ring By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   Between 1966 and 1974, Jack O’Halloran figured into an incredible 57 heavyweight bouts, mixing with many of the best of the best names in the heavyweight boxing ring of the era. A Philadelphia […]

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RCM HISTORICAL BOXING: Land of the Heavyweight Giants

Land of the Heavyweight Giants By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent The late world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, the ‘Galveston Giant’ was shorter than the man who dethroned him in Havana, Cuba, Jess Willard. The Klitschkos, Lennox Lewis, Nikolai Valuev, Primo Carnera, and Mike White are some historical examples of the tall […]

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RCM HISTORICAL BOXING: Psychology of Muhammad Ali: Getting Rid of Ego and Playing on Foreman’s Ego

  Psychology of Muhammad Ali: Getting Rid of Ego and Playing on Foreman’s Ego By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   In a historical sense, the late Jack Dempsey was right when he commented on Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman “That isn’t boxing!” It was not, in the traditional sense. However, as’The […]

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Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammad Ali’s Personal Physician and Cornerman, Dies at 89

  Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammad Ali’s Personal Physician and Cornerman, Dies at 89 By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammad Ali’s personal physician and cornerman from his beginning as Cassius Clay, to his end after defending his world title against Earnie Shavers, has died at age 89. Pacheco […]

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Bright Lights From The ‘Dark’ Continent: Top 10 Boxing Greats From Africa

Bright Lights From The ‘Dark’ Continent: Boxing Greats From Africa By Jackie Edwards  Boxing is more than just strength meeting strength. It’s about agility, speed and power and making quick decisions to beat your opponent. And it’s one of the primary skill sets that a mixed martial artist can have. Boxing has never lost its popularity, […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: Ten Bouts Where One Last Punch Made A Difference

  RCM Historical Boxing: Ten Bouts Where One Last Punch Made A Difference By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   When a fight hear its final round conclusion, not every fighter makes it or wins. Every second counts. Here are a few of my favorite wild endings:   One: George Foreman versus […]

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Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained by Homeland Security in Florida Because of His Muslim Sounding Name After Returning From Jamaica

  Muhammad Ali Rolls Over in His Grave: Son Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained by Homeland Security in Florida Because of His Muslim Sounding Name After Returning From Jamaica By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent     Montego Bay, Jamaica (February 25th, 2017)–   The sense of love of boxing, love of people, […]

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RCM HISTORICAL BOXING: Unedited Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston II. Lewiston Tape Surfaces on YouTube

    Unedited Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston II. Lewiston Tape Surfaces on YouTube By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent  Unedited Ali vs. Liston II 1965 Film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOQ1ERnkbh4    Over half a century after Muhammad Ali (better known then as Cassius Clay). fought a rematch with Sonny Liston, an unedited black and […]

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Absolute Insanity! Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Super Fight is Close, Nevada Commission Confirms Talks. Big Q: Will UFC Allow It?

  Absolute Insanity! Floyd vs. McGregor Super Fight is Here. Big Q: Will UFC Allow It?  Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Las Vegas, NV (February 14th, 2017)– Muhammad Ali fought Lyle Alzado and Antonio Inoki. It should not appear strange, therefore, as The Irish Sun has reported, that Floyd Mayweather […]

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RCM HISTORICAL BOXING: Hello Ali and Liberace! Bring Back Showmanship to Pro Boxing and MMA

Hello Ali and Liberace! Bring Back Showmanship to Pro Boxing and MMA By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Nothing in life is better for a cause than the good old fashioned spectacular publicity stunt. As Liberace, once stated, “Be Outrageous!” Muhammad Ali, Liberace and Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury knew how to […]

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RCM HISTORICAL BOXING: When Boxing Was King

  When Boxing Was King By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   Sportswriter Robert Brizel’s education with boxing history today centers around boxing’s most famous emotional ‘relationship’, good, indifferent or otherwise.   Muhammad Ali and Smokin’ Joe Frazier are no longer with us. Many other famous heavyweight names have slipped into the […]

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REAL COMBAT MEDIA BOXING WEEKLY REPORT “THE BOXING BLAZE EDITION” (12/14/2016)

  REAL COMBAT MEDIA BOXING WEEKLY REPORT (12/14/2016) By Jason Gonzalez,Real Combat Media Arizona Boxing Correspondent Welcome back to another edition of the Real Combat Media Boxing Weekly Report “Boxing Blaze Edition” where we cover all the top news stories in boxing each week! Monday (December 5, 2016) Kovalev-Ward Live Gate Generates Millions Andre Ward […]

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Muhammad Ali and Aaron Pryor Jr., Goodbye to The Greatest and The Hawk

  Muhammad Ali and Aaron Pryor Jr., Goodbye to The Greatest and The Hawk By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Muhammad Ali, AKA ‘The Greatest’ was heavyweight champion of the world. Aaron Pryor Jr., AKA ‘The Hawk’, was the junior welterweight champion of the world. Ali and Pryor, now gone, were two […]

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RCM Historical Boxing: Muhammad Ali versus Wilt Chamberlain Declined: A Ridiculous Concept

Muhammad Ali versus Wilt Chamberlain Declined: A Ridiculous Concept By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent Muhammad Ali, back in the day, engaged in some loco boxing exhibitions which are best forgotten. Ali versus hockey player Dave Semenko. Ali versus football player Lyle Alzado. Ali versus wrestler Rocky Inoki. Ali versus Rocky Marciano […]

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RCM HISTORICAL BOXING: Where’s Ringo? Unraveling The Oscar Bonavena Mustang Ranch Mystery

  Where’s Ringo? Unraveling The Oscar Bonavena Mustang Ranch Mystery By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   The iconic image of Muhammad Ali standing over Oscar Bonavena at Madison Square Garden after knocking him down three times in the 15th round remains a classic. Back then, it remained hard to believe any […]

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MANNY PACQUIAO LEAVES HBO WITH HIS COUNSELOR BOB ARUM

MANNY PACQUIAO LEAVES HBO WITH HIS COUNSELOR BOB ARUM Editorial By John Gatling, Real Combat Media NY Boxing Correspondent “Pakow’. ‘Manny Pic.. Pacqua’. Excuse me…”, stumbled Jim Lampley out of the block, in HBO’s historic first encounter of a legendary kind with the iconic Manny Pacquiao. In circa June 2001, a Filipino bandana wearing “Pac-Man” […]

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RCM HISTORICAL BOXING: Wanted: Dead or Alive. Sweet Jimmy Robinson, Boxing Mystery Man

  Wanted: Dead or Alive. Sweet Jimmy Robinson, Boxing Mystery Man By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing correspondent   ‘Sweet Jimmy’ Robinson is boxing’s heavyweight mystery man. Born in either 1924 or 1925, his whereabouts are forever unknown making him boxing’s mystery man. If Robinson is still alive somewhere, he would be 91 […]

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Keith Thurman Edges Porter on CBS, Kownacki Rises

    Thurman Edges Porter on CBS, Kownacki Rises By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent- Ringside New York, NY (June 28th, 2016)– In the main event of a nine bout card at Barclays Center on Saturday evening, June 25, 2016, promoted by Premier Boxing Champions and DiBella Promotions, the first live boxing […]

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HAROLD LEDERMAN WILL BE INDUCTED TO THE 2016 BOXING HALL OF FAME

Harold Lederman Into The Hall of Fame: Over The Years By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent *Photo Copyright: Robert Brizel, Real Combat Media He is a pharmacist, ex-boxing judge and HBO boxing analyst. His daughter became a boxing judge. There, of course, is much more to the magic of Harold Lederman. Humility […]

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Nate Tubbs-Mahmoud Fadel RCM Interview During the Muhammad Ali Funeral Procession Louisville

    Nate Tubbs-Mahmoud Fadel Interview Live Muhammad Ali Funeral Procession Louisville By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent   Muhammad Ali 1942-2016 Celebrating ‘The Greatest’ of All Time   In a Real Combat Media international exclusive interview live during the Muhammad Ali funeral procession, former heavyweight Nate Tubbs and former Muhammad Ali […]

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Muhammad Ali Funeral Procession and Memorial Service in Louisville, Kentucky

Muhammad Ali Funeral Procession and Memorial Service CHECK OUT OUR QUALITY SPONSORED PRODUCTS BELOW [eafl id=37843 name=”INCREASE YOUR CARDIO & CUT YOUR TRAINING TIME” text=”INCREASE YOUR CARDIO & CUT YOUR TRAINING TIME”] [eafl id=37810 name=”ALPHA BRAIN” text=”INCREASE YOUR BRAIN FUNCTION WITH ALPHA BRAIN”] [eafl id=37838 name=”INCREASE YOUR ENERGY” text=”INCREASE YOUR ENERGY”] [eafl id=37835 name=”T PLUS” […]

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REAL COMBAT MEDIA UK: INSIDE TEAM FURY: PETER FURY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST.

REAL COMBAT MEDIA UK: INSIDE TEAM FURY: PETER FURY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST. Manchester, UK, (7th of June 2016)– By Peter Fury: We, like everyone else, got news of Muhammad Ali’s passing on Saturday morning. It hit us hard. The man was a living legend. It’s always sad to lose a great champion and […]

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