Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Former boxer Jeff Fenech accused of intimidating police over murder investigation

Former boxing world champion Jeff Fenech is set to face court next month, charged with stalking and intimidating a police officer.

Police have confirmed the 51-year-old is due to appear in Newtown Local Court on February 25 to face the charge along with another of disrupting a hearing before a Commission, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The charges relate to a NSW Crime Commission investigation into the execution-style murder of racing industry worker Bradley Dillon, who was gunned down in Leichardt in August 2014.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

‘Approaching Ali’ Offers Unmatched Personal Account Of Boxer’s Life Beyond The Ring

Davis Miller has made a career writing about the life of Muhammed Ali. His most recent book, “Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts,” offers a detailed and intimate portrait of the former heavyweight champion. Miller tells the more personal story of his friendship with Ali…In His Own Words:

Ali’s Influence On Miller’s Childhood

“When I first saw Muhammad Ali, I was 11 years old, and I was almost catatonically depressed. It was January, 1964, and I was sitting sadly in front of my father’s little black and white television. Turned it on, flipped channels, and suddenly there was this face and this voice in front of me who said, ‘I’m young. I’m handsome. I’m fast and pretty. I can’t possibly be beat.’