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- Prince of Heaven
|Recently crowned as the BBC Sports Personality
of the Century, Mohammed Ali is one of the best-loved sportsmen the
has ever seen.
site pays tribute to him in all his expressive, explosive glory. It
cleverly tells the story of his life through a collage of sound clips,
video footage and text. This all builds up to tell a powerful tale,
from his early fights as Cassius Clay to the famous 'Rumble in the
|Still unbeaten and still the cockiest
fighter on the block by a country mile, Prince Naseem Hamed is one of
most exciting and entertaining boxers around today.
is a nicely-rounded collection of articles collated from other sources,
some original content. A discussion forum allows you to discuss his
fights and you can even buy the latest Nas merchandise, should you so
|Although perhaps a little anarchic in
its design, there's enough boxing-related content here to keep even the
ardent of enthusiasts happy for hours.
all the major US sports sites will keep you bang up to date, while the
all seem to be on the ball and in the know. There's also an excellent
selection of links to other boxing sites, an in-depth explanation of
the Queensbury rules and a fascinating look back at great fighters of
|You'd probably be well advised to take
this glitzy homepage with a pinch of salt. Shamelessly self-promoting
tone, a typical headline reads, 'Don King Spreads Holiday Joy!'
love or loath the man with the bog brush hair, there's no doubt that
King is one of the most flamboyant characters in the fight game. This
site showcases all of his fighters to good effect, keeping you up to
their progress via regular updates and good photographs.
|Hosted by The Sporting Life and presented
by irascible boxing promoter Frank Warren, this is an entertaining and
overview of the world of boxing. Among the latest news and previews
both sides of the Atlantic, you'll find features and previews from
the training camps of some of the worlds biggest fighters. The
updated columns are always entertaining, pulling no punches in
the issues surrounding the sport.
|This well turned out online magazine
is devoted to the heavyweight giants of the boxing scene.
news is split into four sections - UK, USA, Germany and Europe, with
going into detail on the latest fights, rumours and boasts in the world
boxing. Fact fans will also appreciate the comprehensive list of
heavyweight champions, going all the way from the first champion in
1892 to Lennox Lewis
in the present day.
|At long last the undisputed heavyweight
champion of the world, Lennox is also ahead of the game when it comes
technology. He's one of the only boxers to have his own official site,
a prize-winning effort it is too.
information to in-depth analysis of his best fights, there's enough
to satisfy the most devoted of fight fans. Entertaining animation clips
show that he doesn't take himself too seriously.
|A very comprehensive site put together
by folks who are obviously fight fanatics. The news is not only bang up
date but every nuance from the weigh-in to the pre-fight press
is analysed in great detail. In addition to news and reviews of any
of any importance, there's a good selection of incisive articles,
a regular 'fantasy fight' series in which boxers from different eras
placed in the virtual ring. A little light relief is provided by the
section, which offers a message board and tricky trivia quiz.
|In the UK, judo has always been one
of the more popular of the martial arts, with leisure centres up and
the country reverberating to the sound of bodies slamming onto crash
polished site offers a wide array of treats for exponents of the
sport.The ever-expanding number of video clips of top judoka in action
while the helpful training tips and lists of forthcoming tournaments
help on a more practical level.
|Essentially a front for a well stocked
online shop selling all manner of martial arts related clothing and
as shop fronts go this is pretty impressive. Collecting together
and Real Audio radio shows from all over the place, the site gives you
unique insight into the world of serious martial artists. There's also
extensive library of words of wisdom that highlight the spiritual side
of Martial Arts Instructors
|Previously, the National Register website
was a great idea let down by the sparse number of entries. Things have
improved considerably and no matter where you live you should find an
nearby to suit you.
the site by location or by discipline and next to each entry you'll
details of the skill level and age range catered for. There's also a
list of links, providing a useful jump into other related sites.
|Set up to accompany a US television
series produced by The Discovery Channel, this is a fine website in its
sites produced by the channel, it's extremely well-presented and is of
to absolutely anyone, not only fans of fighting.
the history of the martial arts by profiling the modern day masters of
sport, it concisely and intelligently unfolds the story before your
|Capoeira is an ancient Brazilian non-contact
martial art, which is now taking off all over the world.
a fight and a dance, this well put together site explores the cultural
origins behind the sport, explains how you can get involved and even
lets you listen to the funky music that accompanies a performance.
Whether you've never heard of it or dedicate your life to it, you'll
find this website a great place to learn more and meet like-minded
followers from around the world.
|Probably the best martial arts sites
on the Web, Bushido Online features a huge range of information, all
with a kick.
on the disciplines of karate and kung fu, the site also covers a
of other martial arts, from judo to wrestling. And, together with the
layout, it's this all-round approach that makes it the ideal first port
call for martial-arts fans on the Web.
|Spanning three continents, the IKA is
an organisation set up to bring together all those who practise martial
whatever their particular style. Their attractively presented pages
a while to load but any enthusiast will find them worth the wait. It
details of upcoming events in the UK, together with more general
on the sport as a whole. There's also a well-constructed section for
participants and plenty of links to other useful sites.
|An expansive and well-produced site
that explains the tradition behind the art, and also includes advice to
the thousands still practising it around the world.
of information on the association itself, including details of how to
but the most impressive part of the site is the well-presented history
TaeKwon-Do and the in-depth training tips, which include animated
to help you put them into practice.