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December 17, 2000 | PETER McQUAID, Peter McQuaid last wrote for the magazine about rodeo queen Brandy DeJongh
"Would you like a cup of coffee?" Laila Ali asks in a smooth, low voice. Very much, thank you. She contemplates her visitor and then replies, "Well, I'm not getting it for you." Of course she isn't. She's the subject of the interview-- the star. And stars don't fetch coffee. She grabs the visitor's arm and quips, "I'm playing with you, man. Now go get your coffee and get comfortable. We're cool." Professional boxer Laila Ali is 22 years old, 5'10" and fights at about 166 pounds.
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November 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
    Pro wrestling icon Hulk Hogan said he was suicidal when his reality show "Hogan Knows Best" was canceled in 2007. In this past Sunday's episode of the "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" series, Hogan said his fans saved his life. "Everything kind of went downhill really fast," Hogan said, getting emotional while speaking to the camera. "There was an accident that my son was involved in, and a good friend of ours was in the accident with my son. Just the marriage basically crashing and burning.
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June 26, 2011 | By Ellen Olivier, For The Los Angeles Times
Celebrities gathered en masse on the lawn of Veterans Affairs campus for "A Time for Heroes," a June 12 benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. As the day's heroes, the stars, including Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Olivia Munn, Laila Ali, Mira Sorvino, Eva La Rue, Angus T. Jones, Melissa Rivers and Zachary Levi, mingled among guests and manned carnival-style booths. Chad Michael Murray of "One Tree Hill" supervised a rock-climbing wall, while Tatyana Ali of "The Young and the Restless" helped youngsters string beads.
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June 26, 2011 | By Ellen Olivier, For The Los Angeles Times
Celebrities gathered en masse on the lawn of Veterans Affairs campus for "A Time for Heroes," a June 12 benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. As the day's heroes, the stars, including Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Tisdale, Olivia Munn, Laila Ali, Mira Sorvino, Eva La Rue, Angus T. Jones, Melissa Rivers and Zachary Levi, mingled among guests and manned carnival-style booths. Chad Michael Murray of "One Tree Hill" supervised a rock-climbing wall, while Tatyana Ali of "The Young and the Restless" helped youngsters string beads.
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June 15, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Laila Ali was originally scheduled to fight Jeanine Tracey tonight at the Universal Amphitheatre. Instead, Ali will be fighting Marjorie Jones, the 48-year-old mother of Tracey's boyfriend. And you thought Laila's father, Muhammad Ali, had colorful fights? Jones is indisputably colorful, from her bright purple hair to her shrill, strident manner. "What is in the mind of people is Ali, Ali, Ali," said Jones, referring to the three-time former heavyweight champion. "But he is not throwing a punch.
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June 23, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
In honor of undefeated retired boxer Laila Ali being inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, Johnny Ortiz, another inductee, told a story about her father at the luncheon. Ortiz, former co-manager of the Main Street Gym with Carol Steindler, recalled one day in 1980 when Muhammad Ali was there training for his fight with Larry Holmes. "We had a doorman, Thomas Roseboro, who had been there forever," Ortiz said. "Everyone called him Rip and he was about 90 years old. Ali came up to him and asked, 'Rip, who's the greatest fighter of all time?
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June 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
Madame Butterfly stung just hard enough. Laila Ali scored a majority decision over Jacqui Frazier-Lyde on Friday night as the daughters of two of boxing's greats slugged it out for eight rounds at Turning Stone Casino. "She's wild," the 23-year-old Ali said after improving her record to 10-0. "It's always a little surprising when you're actually in the ring with the person fighting them. I know she had feeling behind this fight."
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November 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
    Pro wrestling icon Hulk Hogan said he was suicidal when his reality show "Hogan Knows Best" was canceled in 2007. In this past Sunday's episode of the "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" series, Hogan said his fans saved his life. "Everything kind of went downhill really fast," Hogan said, getting emotional while speaking to the camera. "There was an accident that my son was involved in, and a good friend of ours was in the accident with my son. Just the marriage basically crashing and burning.
NEWS
August 3, 2006 | Mark Sachs
WITH Muhammad Ali for a father and fashion model Veronica Porsche as her mother, Laila Ali had her pick of tough acts to follow. She initially chose neither, opting for a business degree and her own nail salon. Then one day she saw elite fighter Christy Martin battling it out on TV, and something just clicked. Laila dropped her nail file and picked up the gloves. "It was in my blood," she explained.
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June 16, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the greatest farce of all time. It was enough to spur a movement to ban women's boxing. Actually, it was enough to spur a movement to ban boxing in general. Laila Ali, daughter of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, might be able to fight, but there was no way to tell from Thursday night's sham at the Universal Amphitheatre in front of an announced crowd of 3,845. Her opponent was a 48-year-old named Marjorie Jones, who fought like one would expect a 48-year-old to fight.
SPORTS
June 23, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
In honor of undefeated retired boxer Laila Ali being inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, Johnny Ortiz, another inductee, told a story about her father at the luncheon. Ortiz, former co-manager of the Main Street Gym with Carol Steindler, recalled one day in 1980 when Muhammad Ali was there training for his fight with Larry Holmes. "We had a doorman, Thomas Roseboro, who had been there forever," Ortiz said. "Everyone called him Rip and he was about 90 years old. Ali came up to him and asked, 'Rip, who's the greatest fighter of all time?
NEWS
August 3, 2006 | Mark Sachs
WITH Muhammad Ali for a father and fashion model Veronica Porsche as her mother, Laila Ali had her pick of tough acts to follow. She initially chose neither, opting for a business degree and her own nail salon. Then one day she saw elite fighter Christy Martin battling it out on TV, and something just clicked. Laila dropped her nail file and picked up the gloves. "It was in my blood," she explained.
SPORTS
October 26, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
He spoke barely above a whisper, almost mumbling. But the message, delivered before a fight several years ago, was clear, the pride evident. Muhammad Ali looked over at his daughter, Laila, young and cocky just as he had been, then said with a bit of the old fire, "She floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. But she will never, ever be as pretty as me." Laila never asked her father's permission to box and didn't learn her craft from him.
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June 23, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER
It has been 26 years since Joe Frazier sat on a stool in his corner of the ring in the sweltering heat of Manila and tried futilely to see through badly swollen eyes. When Frazier failed to answer the bell for the 15th round of his heavyweight title match against Muhammad Ali, it sounded the end of a trilogy for the ages, three mind-numbing, body-breaking matches between the two boxers.
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June 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
Madame Butterfly stung just hard enough. Laila Ali scored a majority decision over Jacqui Frazier-Lyde on Friday night as the daughters of two of boxing's greats slugged it out for eight rounds at Turning Stone Casino. "She's wild," the 23-year-old Ali said after improving her record to 10-0. "It's always a little surprising when you're actually in the ring with the person fighting them. I know she had feeling behind this fight."
MAGAZINE
December 17, 2000 | PETER McQUAID, Peter McQuaid last wrote for the magazine about rodeo queen Brandy DeJongh
"Would you like a cup of coffee?" Laila Ali asks in a smooth, low voice. Very much, thank you. She contemplates her visitor and then replies, "Well, I'm not getting it for you." Of course she isn't. She's the subject of the interview-- the star. And stars don't fetch coffee. She grabs the visitor's arm and quips, "I'm playing with you, man. Now go get your coffee and get comfortable. We're cool." Professional boxer Laila Ali is 22 years old, 5'10" and fights at about 166 pounds.
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December 27, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Frank Luksa of the Dallas Morning News writing on the Cowboys embarrassing 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Friday: "The Cowboys eventually lost to the Saints in the manner of a man drawing water from a 500-foot well. It took them all day to get it done. "Defeat exhausted the victims in a multitude of ways. The most notable was to confirm what has been obvious about Coach Chan Gailey's team for months. They are composed of non-playoff metal found in tin soldiers."
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June 23, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER
It has been 26 years since Joe Frazier sat on a stool in his corner of the ring in the sweltering heat of Manila and tried futilely to see through badly swollen eyes. When Frazier failed to answer the bell for the 15th round of his heavyweight title match against Muhammad Ali, it sounded the end of a trilogy for the ages, three mind-numbing, body-breaking matches between the two boxers.
SPORTS
June 16, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the greatest farce of all time. It was enough to spur a movement to ban women's boxing. Actually, it was enough to spur a movement to ban boxing in general. Laila Ali, daughter of three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, might be able to fight, but there was no way to tell from Thursday night's sham at the Universal Amphitheatre in front of an announced crowd of 3,845. Her opponent was a 48-year-old named Marjorie Jones, who fought like one would expect a 48-year-old to fight.
SPORTS
June 15, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Laila Ali was originally scheduled to fight Jeanine Tracey tonight at the Universal Amphitheatre. Instead, Ali will be fighting Marjorie Jones, the 48-year-old mother of Tracey's boyfriend. And you thought Laila's father, Muhammad Ali, had colorful fights? Jones is indisputably colorful, from her bright purple hair to her shrill, strident manner. "What is in the mind of people is Ali, Ali, Ali," said Jones, referring to the three-time former heavyweight champion. "But he is not throwing a punch.
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