Hawaii's former pro-boxer passes away

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Duke Sabedong, a professional boxer from Hawaii, passed away Monday afternoon.  He was 78 years old.

Sabedong was known for fighting and lasting ten rounds with Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas, who at that time, was going by the name, Cassius Clay back in 1961.

Sabedong was also a well-known tour guide in Hawaii and a Waikiki beach boy.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and many grandchildren.

Funeral services will be handled by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hilo.