Crazy, I’m havin’ tears – R.I.P. Ali

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440px-Muhammad_Ali_NYWTS“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win…”
— Muhammad Ali

“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.”
— Muhammad Ali

“I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.”
— Muhammad Ali

“How tall are you? So I can know in advance how far to step back when you fall down!”
— Muhammad Ali  

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
— Muhammad Ali

“Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
— Muhammad Ali

Wikipedia: “In 1967, three years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. He was eventually arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing title.” 🙁

5 thoughts on “Crazy, I’m havin’ tears – R.I.P. Ali

  1. He was just a big mouth black person. He won a rigged fight. The Sheeple worshiped him for what reason I do not know. It was all hype, remember this was the time when the race issue was number one in the once great
    US of A.

  2. Boy did they ever make a ton exploiting him. Ali Had wit, humor, and the best punch in the business, Don King had his “Golden Goose nigger”. Howard Cosell rode Ali’s tailcoats and who would even remember the “Rumble in the Jungle” if not for Ali’s showmanship. The guy was pure gold in his career, it seemed everything he touched turned to gold.

    No matter what you think of Ali, his legacy will live on. And yes, of course, all boxing is “rigged” when Vegas gets involved.

    I think Ali owes the most to Joe Frazier. Those fights were legendary, never been heavyweight fights with such spectacle since.

  3. Whatever respect I had for the man after refusing to be drafted was gone after he INTENTIONALLY lost to Spinks for the express purpose of being the only fighter to regain the heavyweight title for a third time.

    POS!

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