Sunday, June 5, 2016

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest', Passes On Aged 74


Quote of the day: 
I'm the greatest thing that ever lived! I'm the king of the world! I'm a bad man. I'm the prettiest thing that ever lived. 
-Muhammad Ali



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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has passed on at the age of 74 at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Born in 1942, Ali was a three-time-heavyweight boxing champion who proclaimed himself 'The Greatest'.

His dedicated website best describes him:

Muhammad Ali is responsible for some of the most legendary moments in the ring. His incomparable work ethic, revolutionary techniques, and fearlessness towards standing up for his beliefs, all contribute to the legend that is Muhammad Ali. 


Growing up he was one of those people that always seemed larger than life. The mere mention of his name brought awe and admiration. If not the greatest fighter that ever was. A champion in his own right. Confident as an eagle, up-beat and self assured. A beacon of hope who not only fought inside the ring, but also outside the ring for causes close to his heart.

Tributes from his former colleagues, George Foreman -who fought Ali in the famous 'Rumble in the Jungle' fight of 1984, Frank Bruno, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis, among others.









Ali is flying like a butterfly now...even though his loss is like the sting of a bee.


Peace. Love. Light* 



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33 comments:

  1. It is sad that has died, but to live to 75 with his disease is quite remarkable. Vale Ali.

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  2. His greatness lies in the fact that he is remembered by the names of those he 'whupped' along the way.

    Hank

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  3. It's sad that he had to go so young.

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  5. Refusing to bomb Vietnam a place 10,000 miles away because its people had a different colour as he put it was for me his greatest triumph.

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  6. I love how you use his quote and turned it into your own at the end. He will be missed.

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  7. I remember him and his big ego vaguely from my child hood days ... never liked him much, but he sure was handsome ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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  8. It's sad to hear of his death !
    Greetings

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  9. My Friend told me earlier of this, our best to his family...

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  10. I remember his interviews with michael parkinson in the 1970s and i thought in my childish way that he was a big mouth
    Now ( and " then " in my 20s) i realised just how wonderfully strong he was
    An icon

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  11. What a man
    What a Boxer

    May he RIP

    All the best Jan

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  12. Great tribute! Thank you for posting it.

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  13. I saw him yesterday in a news channel . He was old but boxing with few fans for fun . Even if he is old that style he has was awesome . Liked it !

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  15. I saw the news on TV here in Japan too. He was a great Boxer and a Man. Still young to go to the other world.

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  16. Hi Blogoratti - it's amazing how quickly the tv and radio have reacted to his death - extraordinarily fast. He's been around all my life and certainly I took an interest in boxing because of him - don't like it ... but the charisma was there ... all the best - Hilary

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  17. While not a boxing fan myself, he did bring a certain flair to the sport, and skill as well.

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  18. Even though I am not a great boxing fan, I remembered once watching him box on TV many years ago.

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  19. We could all learn something about positive self-talk from his example, couldn't we?

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  20. A great and a good man. There's a documentary from some years ago with commentary from the guys who fought him in the ring, speaking for him at a point when he could no longer speak for himself. The respect they've got for him shines through.

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  21. He was amazing, walked the talk. RIP.

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  22. Blessings....
    What a light
    What a legacy
    What an inspiration and motivation for positive thinking.

    peace.
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  23. Incredible human being and athlete. A huge loss for this world.

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  24. May his soul rest in peace, he will be greatly missed.

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  25. Sad. Death is a debt we all have to pay, not matter how great we live.

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