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The Missing Muhammad Ali Opponent: “Sweet Jimmy”

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you read only one story on the internet tonight, please make it this one.

ESPN.com’s Outside the Lines reporter Wright Thompson spent the better part of six years looking for a former opponent of Muhammad Ali nicknamed “Sweet Jimmy” who seemingly disappeared in Miami, FL since fighting Ali in the 1960’s. His search took him all over the most downtrodden and scary parts of Miami to find an almost non-existent man.

The ensuing story is very eye opening and is a fantastic read. Sports journalism like this needs to be supported. Please give it a look.

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  1. pat mooney
    December 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    great story! Thanks for posting it.

  2. December 16, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    No problem. The sports world needs more journalistic pieces like this!

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