Obit Ellis Boxing

In this July 27, 1971, file photo, Referee Jay Edson, left, keeps an eye on the fight between Muhammad Ali and Jimmy Ellis, right, in the 12th round of their heavyweight fight in Houston. 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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