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Flashback: Charlie Murphy and his love for boxing

Flashback: Charlie Murphy and his love for boxing

Comedian Charlie Murphy passed away Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 57.

In the video above we take a look back on when Murphy joined "Chicago Tribune Live" in September 2012 and spoke with CSN's David Kaplan about his love for boxing.

In the segment Murphy discusses how he found his passion for boxing through the man who helped raise him, his first time meeting Mike Tyson, and who he believes is the greatest boxer to ever live.

"I would say Sugar Ray Robinson. He had more fights than Muhammad Ali, he just wasn't as flamboyant as far as outside of the ring," Murphy told Kaplan. "Ali was a media dog. Sugar Ray Robinson wasn't exactly that. He had charm but he could not match Muahmmad Ali. But as far as, if you take that part of it away from it, pure fighter? (Robinson). Overall it's Muahmmad Ali, because Muahmmad Ali transcended boxing."

Check out the entire interview in the video above.

Nerds in Sports Podcast: Our spoiler free preview of ‘The Last Jedi’ with SyFy.com’s Shana O’Neil

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Nerds in Sports Podcast: Our spoiler free preview of ‘The Last Jedi’ with SyFy.com’s Shana O’Neil

On this edition of Nerds in Sports we offer a spoiler free preview of ‘The Last Jedi’ with SyFy.com’s Shana O’Neil.

Shana shares her review of the film, why a new character is the breakout star, and why she has full confidence in Rian Johnson leading us into a new trilogy.

Plus how Johnson takes the film into a completely new direction never seen before in a Star Wars film. We’ll also discuss the end of ‘Rebels’ and is the best pilot of the SW universe from the films? Kevin Anderson and Michael Piff co-host.

Listen to the full Nerds in Sports Podcast right here:

Where does ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ rank among Marvel movies with Chris Sosa

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Where does ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ rank among Marvel movies with Chris Sosa

Following the opening weekend success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest hit, "Thor: Ragnarok," Chris Sosa from the Chicago Tribune joins Michael Piff and Eric Strobel to discuss the movie.

Where does it rank among their favorite MCU films? Which characters surprised them most? What is Marvel getting right that DC isn’t and what do you say to people who get superhero fatigue?

React while you listen by tweeting to @NerdsInSports.