Recorded at Caesars Palace Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Program Airs on FOXSports.com and FSN in Honor of Black History Month
From boxing to politics, Muhammad Ali was never bashful and always spoke his mind. His impact on society and many of the athletes who followed him is immeasurable.
In a new episode of Connected with Jason Whitlock, “The Greatest on the Greatest”, the FOXSports.com national columnist is joined by two of the most prominent African-Americans in sports history—MLB home run king Barry Bonds and NFL legend Jim Brown—to celebrate Black History Month and take a look back at Ali’s life and career. Also joining Whitlock to discuss Ali are former Buccaneers defensive lineman Warren Sapp, former NBA player John Salley, UC Berkeley professor Dr. Harry Edwards and hall-of-fame sportswriter Jerry Izenberg.
The hour-long special debuts this week on FOX Sports regional networks around the country. The show is also available on FOXSports.com: (seg 1) http://ow.ly/9cuHa (seg 2) http://ow.ly/9cx0r and (seg 3) http://ow.ly/9cwSM.
Shot at Caesars Palace Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Whitlock moderates the discussion with his guests inside the original boxing ring where Ali lost to Larry Holmes in their 1980 heavyweight bout, the penultimate fight of Ali’s career.
Guests discuss memories of Ali, his burden on younger athletes, his polarizing ways, the hard work he combined with his natural ability and how Ali would be regarded if he were fighting today.
“You always have to have someone or something to look up to, and Muhammad Ali is one of those athletes we look up to,” said former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds. “Muhammad Ali was the best promoter I’ve ever seen.”
FOX Sports thanks the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau for their support with this program. Below is a list of scheduled airtimes on FOX Sports regional networks. Check your local listings for additional airings.
FOX SPORTS ARIZONA
FOX SPORTS DETROIT Friday, Feb. 24 4:00 PM ET
FOX SPORTS FLORIDA
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST Friday, Feb. 24 4:00 PM CT
FOX SPORTS NORTH
FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN
ROOT SPORTS (Northwest Region) Wednesday, Feb. 22 3:00 PM PT
FOX SPORTS OHIO
ROOT SPORTS (Pittsburgh Region) Thursday, Feb. 23 3:00 PM ET
ROOT SPORTS (Rocky Mountain Region) Wednesday, Feb. 22 3:00 PM MT
FOX SPORTS SOUTH
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST Monday, Feb. 27 7:00 PM CT
FOX SPORTS HOUSTON Monday, Feb. 27 7:00 PM CT
FOX SPORTS WEST
COMCAST PHILADELPHIA Friday, Feb. 24 3:00 PM ET