Category: Sports

Bill Cosby playing basketball with his press agent Joe Sutton, 1968.

Photos by Michael Rougier for LIFE magazine

Boxing

heavyweight champion

Joe Louis photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

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Halle Berry and her husband David Justice photographed by Ian White, 1996.

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Boxer Mike Tyson and wife Robin Givens photographed by Anthony Barboza for LIFE Magazine at home in Los Angeles, May 1988.

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Boxer Joe Louis in Chicago, 1935.

Joe Louis nicknamed the “Brown Bomber,” reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949.

He

successfully

defended his title a record 25 times.

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Boxer Joe Louis in Chicago, 1935.

Joe Louis nicknamed the “Brown Bomber,” reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949.

He

successfully

defended his title a record 25 times.

Ebony Magazine Covers – 1959

Sugar Ray Robinson and his wife

Edna Mae Robinson (1955)

(Original Caption) 12/10/1955 – Sugar Ray Robinson and his wife, Edna, radiate smiles as they look over the newspaper stories and pictures of Sugar’s great victory over Bobo Olson in Chicago last night. Sugar, a 3-1 underdog, won back his middleweight championship title from Olson with a clean knockout in the second round of the battle at Chicago Stadium.

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O.J. Simpson, running back for the Buffalo Bills, poses with his wife, Marguerite, daughter Arnelle, 4, and son Jason, 2, in Buffalo, New York on October 10, 1973. 

In 1973, Simpson became the first player to break the highly coveted 2,000-yard rushing mark with 2,003 total rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. For his performance he won that year’s NFL MVP Award,

NFL player of the year and

The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award. While other players had broken the 2,000-yard mark since Simpson, his record happened when the NFL only had 14-game seasons; as opposed to the now 16-game seasons.

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The Four Tops playing basketball in New York City, 1965.