Jimmy Ellis

In this Feb. 16, 1970, file photo, a defeated Jimmy Ellis as shown in his dressing room after losing heavyweight title bout to Joe Frazier at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Ellis, a former heavyweight boxing champion who trained with fellow Louisville fighter Muhammad Ali and squared off against some of his era’s best fighters, has died in his hometown Tuesday, May 6, 2014. He was 74. Ellis’ brother, Jerry, said the ex-champion died at a Louisville hospital Tuesday after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. (AP Photo/File)

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