Muhammed Ali

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,499
    rpf65 wrote: »
    Not only was he a great fighter, but a true gentleman. Met him in a park in Louisville, early spring of 88 I believe. Let him borrow the sports section, and we talked for a few moments.

    If not the greatest heavy weight of all time, easily in the top three. Gods speed sir.

    Great memories from that experience I'm sure...

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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,075
    Yes sir. Said that I was pretty sure he could have beaten Tyson in his prime, but wasn't sure about Sonny Listen.

    He looked at me for a few seconds and started laughing. Then he said not many people know about him. He was good, but I'm the greatest ever.

    Then he saw a cardinal and started talking about how much he liked spring.

    Like I said, true gentleman.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,642
    F1nut wrote: »
    Great boxer with unequaled showmanship in the boxing world. I dare say boxing has never been as good as it was in his time in the ring.

    RIP, you earned it.

    I'll echo that, boxing kinda went downhill after he retired. Nobody had that combination of talent and charisma he had.

    Cassius Clay....remember ? Nobody could do the rope-a-dope like Ali. Howard Cosell was a marriage made in heaven to Ali's personality too.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,319
    Bob Arum and Don King are the two main POS that ruined boxing.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,623
    Billy Crystal's eulogy at Ali's funeral, funny and heartfelt. Definitely worth the watch
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4935291197001/billy-crystal-explains-how-he-became-alis-little-brother/?#sp=show-clips
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,180
    I am glad everyone is now respecting Ali. I remember well the c r a p he went through for refusing to go to Vietnam. He was a man of conviction and conscious, but few realized it at the time. RIP great one.
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,558
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Billy Crystal's eulogy at Ali's funeral, funny and heartfelt. Definitely worth the watch
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4935291197001/billy-crystal-explains-how-he-became-alis-little-brother/?#sp=show-clips

    That was awesome. Thanks for sharing...
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,623
    edited June 2016
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Billy Crystal's eulogy at Ali's funeral, funny and heartfelt. Definitely worth the watch
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4935291197001/billy-crystal-explains-how-he-became-alis-little-brother/?#sp=show-clips

    That was awesome. Thanks for sharing...

    YW, Ali was bigger than any Super Bowl he was world wide even during the most troubling times. Although I am a conservative I have to give respect to his convictions especially when they were never deterred nor corrupted monetarily. He was also very generous and he remained friends with all those he came in contact with...that takes a very special person/persona.

    Pele was another who could stop war, conflict, and hate for at least a moment of time.

    I couldn't stand english in school, (fiction mostly) so when I had to write papers I wrote about real people. I was very young in the times of Ali and Pele, but remembered the events as a young child.
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    I wrote a paper about Ali and Pele
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