May 6, 2014 - 11:41am
Remembering a Louisville champion: Jimmy Ellis
A Louisville boxing champion has died.
Former WBA heavyweight boxing champion of the world and Louisville native Jimmy Ellis has died at age 74. That report comes from his son Jeff who says it happened on Tuesday morning.
August 8, 2011 - 10:00am
Locally, the city of Louisville has produced hall of famers in a vast array of areas, but what about professional boxing.
After seeing boxer, Manny Pacquiao doing a commercial which concluded with him bragging about his singing prowess, I started to think about “the sweet science. ”
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.