7/20/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Muhammad Ali – Dropping Knowledge (1974)

Professional boxer, activist, poet and philanthropist Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. Known as The Greatest he was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Continue reading

6/23/21 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Jack Johnson (1970)- With Music by Miles Davis

Jack Johnson is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Jimmy Jacobs about the American boxer Jack Johnson (1878–1946). Continue reading

8/2/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: Jack Johnson- The Black Boxer Who Lived Without Fear

Jack Johnson, the original Muhammad Ali. Join Rainy Day Boxing for an in depth career tribute to arguably the baddest man of all time, the ‘Galveston Giant’, Jack Johnson. Continue reading

5/10/21 (Repost) O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Great White Hope (1970)

The Great White Hope, the film and play are based on the true story of Jack Johnson and his first wife, Etta Terry Duryea and the controversy over their marriage and Duryea’s death by suicide in 1912. Continue reading

8/27/17 O&A NYC SPORTS: Mayweather TKOs McGregor- Fight Highlights

Floyd Mayweather, in his return from a two-year retirement, improved to 50-0 with a 10th-round TKO over an incredibly game Conor McGregor in their pay-per-view superfight at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Continue reading