May 12, 2011 - 10:00am
Overshadowed by Muhammad Ali Jimmy Ellis is a hometown legend as well and his boxing status is the focus of our next Sports legends of the Ville.
Boxing in the city of Louisville begins and ends with one name: Muhammad Ali, and in the press generated by Cassius Clay the legend of Jimmy Ellis is often overlooked. Perhaps not as prolific as Ali, Ellis offered a solid in-ring and out of ring presence that made him world champion and much more.