The life and career of the late Muhammad Ali will be the subject of an untitled documentary from LeBron James and Antoine Fuqua, HBO announced Monday. Fuqua will direct the multi-part event while also producing under his Fuqua Films banner. James, meanwhile, will be producing under his and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment.
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Just after July 4, ESPN called up Chance the Rapper and asked if he would perform a song at the ESPYs, in tribute to Muhammad Ali. Maybe “Blessings,” from Coloring Book, the ecstatic mixtape Chance released for free this spring, turning him into a guy who regularly gets these kinds of calls. “Blessings”—man. Chance is 23 years old, but most of us will go our entire lives without approaching anything close to whatever sacred frequency he channeled to write this song. It’s about falling in love and becoming a father. It’s about God.
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In 1978, one of the strangest and most exhilarating comic book issues in DC’s history appeared in stores, featuring one of the greatest team-ups of all time: Superman and Muhammad Ali.
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Muhammad Ali, who was renowned as much for his wit and principles as his fighting prowess, died Friday night at age 74, a family spokesman said.
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Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized due to a respiratory issue, according to a family spokesman. The 74-year-old boxing icon is said to be in “fair” condition.
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Fourteen years after the famous “Thrilla in Manila,” heavyweight legends Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Joe Frazier and Ken Norton were brought together to have dinner and film a video talking about their incredible exploits in the ring.
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