Tag: Muhammad Ali

City Journal managing editor Paul Beston joins Matthew Hennessey to discuss Paul’s new book, The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring.

For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of the country’s most popular sports. Even long after the sport’s heyday, the men who dominated the ring still hold a place in American culture.

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To judge from the discussion happening on the main feed right now, there is a large contingent of Ricochetti who believe Muhammad Ali’s history as a draft dodger to be so damning that we should begrudge him the generous eulogy standard for American public figures at this time. Apparently any attempt to view the great […]

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