Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Born January 17, 1942, left this World June 3, 2016 (aged 74). Soon after the Liston fight, Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali upon converting to Islam and affiliating with the Nation of Islam. Ali then faced a rematch with Liston scheduled for May 1965 in Lewiston, Maine. Ali refused to be inducted into the armed forces, stating that he had “no quarrel with them Vietcong.”My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me n*gg3r, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape or kill my mother and father…. How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.” He was systematically denied a boxing license in every state and stripped of his passport. As a result, he did not fight from March 1967 to October 1970—from ages 25 to almost 29—as his case worked its way through the appeals process. In 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction in a unanimous 8-0 ruling (Thurgood Marshall rescued himself, as he had been the U.S. Solicitor General at the time of Ali’s conviction). Ali was like a cloud, he just breezed through life. He will be immortal, stranger still the last few weeks I have been on Twitter trying to explain to American Religious Fools that Islam is not bad, that all Muslims should not be removed from the USA as some American people want due to Donald Trump racism, some American people REALLY want all Muslims out of the USA but will take credit for Ali, irony never fails to impact my mind. The irony today is many who want Muslims removed from the USA will sit and give Ali praise and say “Ali was American” and try and steal that pride they deny other Muslims with Words of hate. The video to the right where Ali ask’s “Why is it all about White People” made me understand we must respect our World and the people in it. Ali is plastered all over my house in some way. As a kid doing boxing and not allowed to fight by my Dads orders Ali was my Hero as a boy, sadly by the time I took up boxing as a fitness and discipline exercise Ali had already been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Today as an adult in the Gym every day fighting to live I have Ali images and quotes all around me. His quote “Your will must be more than your skill” is a quote I used as a football manager, sure we can have all the skill required to succeed in what we do, but if our will is not as strong, our determination not as good as our skill, then we will fail.
Crazy song, the name of this song is just wrong – But today it means something!!
Muhammad Ali Theme Song Black Superman
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To be a boxer is to be disciplined, to be more, and to be better but not better than any person, just a better version of yourself. The demands on a boxer are as high as it comes. Boxing is a lonely sport, it’s an individual sport and Ali made it look so very easy. Today or tomorrow when I do my Gym work I will work harder for Ali as he inspired me as a kid and his words helped me be a better person. He is my hero, I idolise the man for all the good reasons and forget any bad ones. He lived over 30 years after being diagnosed with his illness and he kept himself low profile right till the end. His faith in God I am guessing helped him fight and boy did he fight in and out the ring like a true champion. You will never be forgotten Ali – إلهي تبقى لكم وعقد لكم وحفظ روحك
Muhammad Ali – Funny Speeches, Interviews, Trash Talk
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Top 10 Muhammad Ali Best Knockouts HD
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Ali vs Liston – Fight 2 – 1st Round Knockout
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