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Total Failure: How George Foreman's Losses Showed Him The Light

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16-year-old Amaiya Zafar (left) spars in the Circle of Disclipline gym in Minneapolis earlier this month. USA Boxing has granted Zafar a religious exemption to fight in one bout while wearing hijab. Sarah O'Keefe-Zafar hide caption

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USA's Claressa Shields (left) fights against Netherlands' Nouchka Fontijn at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Second Gold, Boxer Claressa Shields Looks Ahead To What's Next

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After losing his gold medal match on a split decision, U.S. boxer Shakur Stevenson was visibly distraught. The gold medal went to his opponent in the bantam (56kg) final: Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images hide caption

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Boxer Claressa Shields, shown here in November 2015, wants to follow in Muhammad Ali's footsteps. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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For Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields, Round 2 Brings New Expectations

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American boxer and world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali throws a long right to British challenger Henry Cooper's injured left eye in the sixth round of their world heavyweight championship fight. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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On Muhammad Ali's Complicated Contradictions, And How He Changed Boxing

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Boxer Muhammad Ali weighs in before his heavyweight bout with Jerry Quarry on Oct. 20, 1970, in Atlanta. AP hide caption

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Boxer Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest Of All Time,' Dies At 74

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Former professional boxer, Iran Barkley, poses in front of his Bronx apartment complex. Barkley, a former WBC middleweight champion, became homeless after facing financial troubles in the later years of his life. He currently is a board member of Ring 10 Veterans Boxing Foundation of New York, an organization that works with boxers who are down on their luck. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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To Fight Off Hard Times, Former Boxers Enter A 'Ring' Of Support

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Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight boxing champion, stands with Malcolm X (left) outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York in 1964. AP hide caption

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Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X: A Broken Friendship, An Enduring Legacy

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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Southpaw, a new movie about a junior middleweight boxing champion who faces adversity. Scott Garfield/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

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Jake Gyllenhaal plays boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw. Scott Garfield/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Jake Gyllenhaal On Throwing (And Taking) Punches: 'It's Very Primal'

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