Category: boxing

Famous boxing announcer Michael Buffer got his catchphrase “Lets Get Ready to Rumble” trademarked in 1992. As of the year 2009, the trademark is worth $400 million from it being licensed. 

Teddy Roosevelt suffered a detached retina in 1908 after becoming blind in one eye due to a boxing injury in the White House. He later switched to jiu-jitsu and became a black belt.

Muhammad Ali dodges 21 punches in 10 seconds.

On April 6. 1893, Andy Bowen and Jack Burke were involved in the longest boxing fight in history. The fight lasted 111 rounds (3 minute rounds each), it took 7 hours and 19 minutes until referee John Duffy called “no contest” after both men were too dazed and tired to come out of their corners.

Mike Tyson was addicted to coke and alcohol, getting high before some of his major fights. He used a fake penis with another person’s urine to avoid detection.

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Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title, had his passport revoked and faced a five-year prison term for refusing to serve in the U.S. Armed Services at the height of the Vietnam War. “I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong,” he said. “They never called me n****r.”

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