Ex-heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Ellis dies at age 74

06 May

Ex-heavyweight champ Jimmy Ellis, friend of Muhammad Ali, dies at 74

Kevin Iole



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Jimmy Ellis (L), shown in a 1971 fight with Muhammad Ali, died Tuesday at 74. (File photo)

Jimmy Ellis was a terrific heavyweight in an era filled with all-time great heavyweights. Best known perhaps as a long-time friend of the legendary heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, Ellis took a secondary role throughout his career to bigger name fighters despite being a world-class fighter in his own right.

Ellis, who lost to both Ali and Joe Frazier during his 14-year professional career in which he went 40-12-1 with 24 knockouts,died Tuesday at 74 in Louisville, Ky. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

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