The Greatest sportsman ever walked in this globe , he inspired millions of them , He spoke courageously than any other sportsman in the history of sports , His voices and words reverberates strongly with incredible resonance , he stood strongly for his conviction ,never unshaken even in the midst of severe criticism ,His action and words are still a treat to listen and observe . He symbolises the style of a dancing boxer who never stopped moving inside and outside of the ring. His surprised his opponents with severe fast paced punches which brought many champions to his knees , He characterised a man with strong views with an unflinching capacity to hold on to it till his last breath.
He challenged strongly against the Vietnam war in , refused to be part of his country’s troops to fight against Vietnam people, he echoed strongly that they are my brothers , not my enemies . He has been stripped off from championship medal , lost a huge sum of his price money still this great human being fought against all odds and stood in his stand like a Himalaya. Yes, all this encomium is not enough to describe this champion sportsman and this great human being . We have witnessed many great sporting legends and they have exhibited great talents in the field of sports they represented , millions of sports enthusiasts across the world had cheered for them , But what makes this man greatest among all other pantheons was his courage to speak to from his heart , Mr Muhammed Ali was considered as person who is considered close to people, fought for the black against the whites , he spoke in uncertain terms for the black people rights . His every bout are nothing but a reflection of his unmatched confidence , self-belief which he kept all through his life till the last breath. He is not just sporting legend , but a global citizen who cared for the poor more than anybody else. He enjoyed more in the presence of ordinary people than the in the shoes of celebrity sports personality. May his soul rest in peace.
The three-time world champion Mr Ali won 56 of his 61 professional fights between 1960 to 1981. His 10 famous fights were a treat to watch and inspired millions of fans and followers across the globe.
- VS CLEVELAND WILLIAMS – WON BY ROUND 3 KO – HOUSTON 1966
- VS JOE FRAZIER – WON BY ROUND 14 TKO (CORNER STOPPAGE) – MANILA 1975
- VS GEORGE FOREMAN – WON BY ROUND 8 KO, KINSHASA 1974
- VS SONNY LISTON – WON BY ROUND 7 KO – MIAMI 1964.
- VS ERNIE TERRELL – WON BY DECISION – NEW YORK 1967
- VS EARNIE SHAVERS – WON BY DECISION – NEW YORK 1977
- VS JOE FRAZIER – LOST BY DECISION – NEW YORK 1971
- VS GEORGE CHUVALO – WON BY DECISION – TORONTO 1966
- VS JOE FRAZIER – WON BY DECISION – NEW YORK 1974
- VS LEON SPINKS – WON BY DECISION – NEW ORLEANS 1978
His famous quotes :
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”.
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life”.
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth”.
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was”.
“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe”.
“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer”.
“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up”.