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Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan: A Beautiful War and it’s Tragic Ending

BOXING AT ITS MOST BRUTAL. 💥Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan💥 was a professional boxing match contested on 25 February 1995 for the WBC super middleweight championship. Benn was victorious when Gerald McClellan was counted out in the 10th round while dropped on one knee. Shortly after the match ended, McClellan collapsed...

The Greatest Chins in Boxing History

In Boxing, you would have to endure punches that would make a mortal man crumble. But these fighters are not just mere men. They are legends! Some very strong men with herculean strength have graced the ring in the past. They were able to take punches that would make...

Johan Cruyff – Your Legacy will Live on

“Soccer is simple, but it is difficult to play simple.” - Johan Cruyff, Dutch Footballer ( 1947-2016) An offhand quote it may seem at the start, but it has a much deeper meaning attached to it. The other day, when the news broke that, the Dutch legend of football, Johan Cruyff, had...

Pele: The King of Football

Not much is certain about the life and career of the legendary Pelé. From his disputed birthdate to the number of total goals he scored over his career. Even his name has a question mark hanging over it. What can’t be disputed, however, is that Pelé is still regarded by most soccer...

George Best: Playboy of the Western World

The career of George Best, soccer’s first playboy superstar, epitomizes all the contradictions of the 1960s. From glorious and creative free expression to dissolution, Best was a poster child for all the good and the bad that decade came to represent. Born soon after the end of World War Two...

Shirley Strickland

Shirley Strickland was an Australian athlete; she won more Olympic medals than any other Australian in running sports. Shirley was born, a farm girl, in 1925 – the second oldest of dive children.  The town of Pithara in Western Australia’s wheat belt had no idea of the talent they were...

Chris Evert

The lady whose graceful postered form plastered the bedroom walls of many a teenage boy back in the 1970s, Chris Evert is a former World Number 1 tennis player.  From the US, she won an incredible eighteen Grand Slam singles championships. She holds a number of records, too – six...

Alexander Popov

Once upon a time there was a little boy who was afraid of water.  His father, concerned that this hydrophobia might impact on to other aspects of his son’s life insisted that he went to the local swimming pool and learned how to swim. The rest is history.  The frightened...

Shaun White – The Flying Tomato

Two time Olympic gold medallist Shaun Roger White had things stacked against him in his early years.  Before he was even one year old he underwent two open-heart operations to deal with a heart defect known as a Tetralogy of Fallot.  As a dual sportsman in the field of...

Roger Bannister: The Life and Times of a Legend

The four minute mile was an elusive ambition in the field of athletics.  It had been a target for many years but has never been recorded formally.  Then one day in 1954 a young man by the name of Roger Gilbert Bannister was the first person to cross this...
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