There isn’t much left to the imagination regarding Muhammad Ali. “His life was an open book,” Laila Ali told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday on what would have been her father’s 75th birthday. Muhammad Ali, who was 74 when he died in a Phoenix hospital on June 3, was a pied piper of sorts who attracted people to him like some kind of fighting messiah.
The first super-fight of 2017 certainly lived up to its billing on Saturday night (14 January) as James DeGale and Badou Jack fought out an electrifying draw in New York. Given their history, a rematch between the two would perhaps garner greater intrigue than DeGale vs Smith, despite not having the frenzied backing of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom.