List of films based on actual events

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The film also stars Mike Tyson, and Yip Man's pupil Bruce Lee is portrayed by Danny Chan. Joy (2015) – American biographical comedy-drama about a struggling single mom of three children, Joy Mangano, who invented the Miracle Mop and is the President of Ingenious Designs, LLC. The Lady in the Van (2015) – British comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Hytner, written by Alan Bennett, and starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. It tells the true story of Mary Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a dilapidated van on Bennett's driveway in London for 15 years.


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Muhammad Ali had several fights on early pay-per-view home television, including Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones in 1963, and Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston which drew 250,000 buys on cable television in 1964. Professional boxing was largely introduced to pay-per-view cable television with the "Thrilla in Manila" fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in September 1975. The fight sold 500,000 pay-per-view buys on HBO. There was also another major title fight aired on pay-per-view in 1980, when Roberto Durán defeated Sugar Ray Leonard. Cable companies offered the match for $10, and about 155,000 customers paid to watch the fight.

Mille Miglia

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In 1955, Mercedes made another attempt at winning the MM, this time with careful preparation and a more powerful car, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR which was based on the Formula One car (Mercedes-Benz W196), entirely different from their sports cars carrying the 300 SL name. Both young German Hans Herrmann (who had had remarkable previous efforts with Porsche) and Briton Stirling Moss relied on the support of navigators while Juan Manuel Fangio (car #658) preferred to drive alone as usual, as he considered road races dangerous since his co-pilot was killed in South America. Karl Kling also drove alone, in the fourth Mercedes, #701.

Sports car racing

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In Germany, domestic production based racing was largely dominated by BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, although sports car/GT racing gradually became eclipsed by touring cars and the initially sports car based Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft gradually evolved into the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft.

Ken Norton

Norton is a 1989 inductee of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, a 1992 inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, a 2004 inductee into the United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame, and a 2008 inductee into the World Boxing Council Hall of Fame. The 1998 holiday issue of The Ring ranked Norton #22 among "The 50 Greatest Heavyweights of All Time." Norton received the Boxing Writers Association of America J. Niel trophy for "Fighter of the Year" in 1977. Norton, a proponent of motivational author Napoleon Hill's writings (e.g. Think and Grow Rich as noted above and Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Hill and W.

Leon Spinks

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List of WBC world champions. Notable boxing families. Amateur boxing record.

Michael Schumacher

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In the 1990 World Sportscar Championship season, Schumacher won the season finale at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in a Sauber–Mercedes C11, and finished fifth in the drivers' championship despite only driving in three of the nine races. He continued with the team in the 1991 World Sportscar Championship season, winning again at the final race of the season at Autopolis in Japan with a Sauber–Mercedes-Benz C291, leading to a ninth-place finish in the drivers' championship. He also competed at Le Mans during that season, finishing 5th in a car shared with Karl Wendlinger and Fritz Kreutzpointner. In 1991, he competed in one race in the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship, finishing second.

Julio César Chávez

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, stated that Chávez was one of the greatest fighters of his generation and top five of all time from his point of view. Trainer Angelo Dundee said that Chávez had one of the strongest chins in boxing history. In 2002, The Ring ranked Chávez as the 18th greatest fighter of the last 80 years. On December 7, 2010, his induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame was announced. * List of lineal boxing world champions. List of WBA world champions. List of WBC world champions. List of IBF world champions. List of lightweight boxing champions. List of light welterweight boxing champions. List of boxing triple champions. Notable boxing families.

Donovan Ruddock

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In January 1991, Mike Tyson accepted Ruddock's challenge and fight was scheduled for March 18. It would pit Tyson, the number #1 contender, against Ruddock who was number #2, for the right to fight the winner of Holyfield-Foreman. Referee Richard Steele stopped the fight in Tyson's favor after round 7. Some fans were unhappy with the decision and fights erupted in the stadium. Steele had to be escorted out of the ring after the angry protests. A rematch was held June 28, 1991 and lasted a full 12 rounds. Tyson knocked Ruddock down twice during the bout, and won by unanimous decision. Both fighters were injured; Ruddock had a broken jaw and Tyson suffered a perforated eardrum.

The Ring (magazine)

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Some of the boxers featured on the magazine covers have included Tommy Ryan, Salvador Sánchez, Jack Dempsey, Pancho Villa, Max Schmeling, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, Rocky Marciano, Willie Pep, Muhammad Ali, Alexis Argüello, Wilfred Benítez, Wilfredo Gómez, Roberto Durán, Larry Holmes, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Bud Taylor, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Thomas Hearns, Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Hopkins, Julio César Chávez, Félix Trinidad, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, Mauro Mina, and Ricardo Mayorga.

World Sportscar Championship

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Manufacturers such as Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Aston Martin fielded entries, often featuring professional racing drivers with experience in Formula One, but the majority of the fields were made up of gentleman drivers (privateers) in the likes of Nardis and Bandinis. Cars were split into Sports Car and GT (production car) categories and were further divided into engine displacement classes. The Ferrari and Maserati works teams were fierce competitors throughout much of the decade, but although Maserati cars won many races the make never managed to clinch the World title.

Formula One

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McLaren also announced that it was to reacquire the shares in its team from Mercedes Benz (McLaren's partnership with Mercedes was reported to have started to sour with the McLaren Mercedes SLR road car project and tough F1 championships which included McLaren being found guilty of spying on Ferrari). Hence, during the 2010 season, Mercedes Benz re-entered the sport as a manufacturer after its purchase of Brawn GP, and split with McLaren after 15 seasons with the team. This left Mercedes, McLaren, and Ferrari as the only car manufacturers in the sport, although both McLaren and Ferrari began as racing teams rather than manufacturers.

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Mercedes-Benz CL600 / CL65 AMG. Mercedes-Benz S600 / S65 AMG. Mercedes-Benz SL600 / SL65 AMG / SL70 AMG / SL73 AMG. Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG. Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG / Mercedes-AMG G65 / Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. Pagani Zonda. Pagani Huayra. Panther De Ville. Panther J72. Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph / Silver Seraph Park Ward. Rolls-Royce Phantom (2003–). Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé (2007–17). Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé (2008–17). Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Rolls-Royce Ghost. Rolls-Royce Wraith (2013–). Rolls-Royce Dawn. Toyota Century (G50). Tramontana R. Vector M12. Apollo Intensa Emozione. Aston Martin Vulcan (not road-legal). Audi R8 Le Mans Concept. BAIC C90L.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome Seating Charts.

North American International Auto Show

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E320 Bluetec. 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL320 Bluetec. 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450. 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. 2007 Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG. 2006 Mercedes-Benz S550. 2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG. 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder. 2007 Nissan Versa. 2007 Nissan Sentra. 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP. 2007 Saturn Sky. 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line. 2007 Toyota Camry (AutoWeek "Most Significant"). 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. 2007 Toyota Yaris. 2006 Volvo C70 Convertible.

The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year

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Octavio Meyran

During his career Meyran officiated at over twenty world title fights including the No Más fight between Roberto Durán and Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980, Wilfredo Gómez's WBC Featherweight title-winning match against Juan Laporte, Gomez's loss in his first defense of that title to Azumah Nelson, and Buster Douglas' upset win over Mike Tyson in 1990. After the fight, Meyran was accused by Tyson's manager Don King of giving Douglas a "slow count". * Meyran's career at BoxRec

List of WBA world champions

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List of WBC world champions. List of IBF world champions. List of WBO world champions. List of IBO world champions. List of The Ring world champions. List of undisputed boxing champions. List of lineal boxing world champions. Official list of current WBA champions. All-time WBA World champions - Reference book. Ken Buchanan - Lightweight Champion of the World - Ken Buchanan site with detailed bio, statistics, full fights and more.

International Boxing Federation

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The International Boxing Federation (IBF) is one of four major organizations recognized by the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) which sanction world championship boxing bouts, alongside the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). The IBF was preceded by the United States Boxing Association (USBA), a regional championship organization like the North American Boxing Federation. In 1983, at the WBA's annual convention, held in Puerto Rico, Robert W. "Bobby" Lee, Sr., president of the USBA, lost in his bid to become WBA president against Gilberto Mendoza.

Louisville, Kentucky

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Today, the city is known as the home of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the University of Louisville and its Cardinals, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and three of Kentucky's six Fortune 500 companies: Humana, Kindred Healthcare, and Yum! Brands. Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville's main commercial airport, hosts UPS's worldwide hub. Since 2003, Louisville's borders have been the same as those of Jefferson County, after a city-county merger. The official name of this consolidated city-county government is the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, abbreviated to Louisville Metro.

Buster Douglas

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Video of Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson.


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The Mercedes-Benz Museum (1936, moved in 2006), now the most visited museum in Stuttgart (440,000 visits per year). The museum traces the 125-year history of the automobile from the legendary silver arrow to the Mercedes-Benz brand of today. Stuttgart Art Museum (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 2005), the number two museum in Stuttgart in terms of visitors with a strong leaning towards modern art (the foremost exhibition of Otto Dix works. The museum stands on the corner of Schlossplatz, Stuttgart in a huge glass cube, in strong contrast to the surrounding traditional architecture. The Porsche Museum (1976, reopened in 2008 on new premises).


With the implementation of Fiat in 1976 ending an automobile market closed loop, from the end of the 1990s the country has received large foreign direct investments installing in its territory other major car manufacturers and utilities, such as Iveco, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen, Honda, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Hyundai, Toyota among others. Brazil is the seventh most important country in the auto industry. Brazil's railway system has been declining since 1945, when emphasis shifted to highway construction. The total length of railway track was 30875 km in 2002, as compared with 31848 km in 1970.

Floyd Patterson

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Patterson was now the number-one challenger for the title held by Muhammad Ali. On November 22, 1965, in yet another attempt to be the first to win the world heavyweight title three times, Patterson lost by technical knockout at the end of the 12th round, going into the fight with an injured sacro-iliac joint in a bout in which Ali was clearly dominant. Ali called Patterson an "Uncle Tom" for refusing to call him Muhammad Ali (Patterson continued to call him Cassius Clay) and for his outspokenness against black Muslims.


BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan currently have plants in constructuion. The domestic car industry is represented by DINA S.A., which has built buses and trucks since 1962, and the new Mastretta company that builds the high-performance Mastretta MXT sports car. In 2006, trade with the United States and Canada accounted for almost 50% of Mexico's exports and 45% of its imports. During the first three quarters of 2010, the United States had a $46.0 billion trade deficit with Mexico. In August 2010 Mexico surpassed France to become the 9th largest holder of US debt. The commercial and financial dependence on the US is a cause for concern.