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The Greatest RIP Muhammad Ali

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Jeffco, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. All my life as I grew up boxing was the sport that I truly loved.
    I watched a lot of boxing and am a traditionalist when it comes to weight divisions and title holders.
    The weight division never mattered just loved watching the greats,
    James John Corbett, John L Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Henry Armstrong, Sugar Ray (Take your pick) although I'm partial to Robinson, Willie Pep, Joseph "Sandy" Saddler, Roberto Duran, Thomas "Hitman" Hearns, "Marvellous" Marvin Hagler
    this list is endless but then there was The Greatest

    The greatest Heavyweight fighter, in an era of great fighters.

    There was never any ducking or weaving outside of the ring, if you wanted the title you stepped up and fought who had it, and that's exactly what he did.

    Muhammad Ali
    W 56 37 KOs
    L 5 1 KOs
    D 0
    bouts 61
    rounds 548
    KOs 61%

    global ID 180
    birth name Cassius Marcellus Clay
    alias The Greatest
    born 1942-01-17
    death date 2016-06-03 / age 74
    debut 1960-10-29
    division heavyweight
    stance orthodox
    height 6′ 3″ / 191cm

    The man could move like no other, in fact commentators often said he was very unorthodox with the way he moved.
    But his biggest weapon was his speed.
    He really could make people look slow.

    Rip thanks for the memories.

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  2. I heard of his death this afternoon. One of the greats. RIP
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  3. RIP Muhammad
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  4. RIP champ!
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  5. "I should be a postage stamp. That's the only way I'll ever get licked."


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  6. "Float like a butterfly sting like a bee"
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  7. We've lost a lot of greats in the last 12 months!!
    RIP Muhammad "I Am The Greatest" Ali
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  8. RIP Ali....another great one lost to us :-(
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  9. "Self-praise is no recommendation"
  10. R.I.P. Mr. Ali, he was one of the few who could back up his mouth with his hands.

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  11. Take it easy now Ali, legend, thanks for the memories
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  12. Just watching the Rumble in the Jungle now. But I watched this old Parkinson interview first and he brings up a VERY good point about being out and about every day in real life and the chances of assassination the point he makes has taken more than a few famous people/celebrities.

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  13. RIP...

    What a champion...
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  14. He was of the generation in which black men were supposed to be humble and subservient, if not completely silent. I think his bravado showed even more courage than his fighting, because it challenged white America to bring him down to his place, if they dared. Turns out they didn't.
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