12 legendary facts about Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest sportsmen in history!

On the 3d of June, 2016 the world lost a legendary boxer and man, whose name is familiar to almost all people on the planet. He was 74 years old and the last 30 years struggled against a severe disease. Let’s honor the memory of this great man and recollect the most remarkable facts of his life.


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Paul Sterling
Paul Sterling
was never a fan
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Jun 4, 2016 8:11PM
Mae Leslie
Mae Leslie
I WAS A FAN OF HIS POETY AND ADMIRED HIM FOR REFUSING TO ENTER INTO THE SERVICE TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM.
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Jun 4, 2016 8:28PM
Thelivingword DrAlice Walton
Thelivingword DrAlice Walton
He was and always will be the greatest!!!!!
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Jun 4, 2016 8:30PM
Christina Gude
Dislike boxing; think it's barbaric, BUT, admire his diligence and quest to become the greatest one on the planet. I seem to recall, also, that because I'm 3 or so yrs younger, I can still remember his visage was omnipresent in all the mags and newspapers and on the nightly news. I also remember his spontaneous poetry but there was a cocky side to him that I found somewhat hard to accept. You MUST be INWARDLY cocky in order to achieve his status, but PLEASE keep it to yourself...I respect humility a lot more than bombastic ego-based comments. I did applaud his stance against the Vietnam conflict, however.
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Jun 4, 2016 8:37PM
Virginia Coyle Manzione
He was graceful, smart and tough. He was, and always wil be, the greatest.
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Jun 4, 2016 8:40PM
James Cornett
James Cornett
Well since I am not black, I can not live in his shoes. But I can only imagine that I would have felt the same inner anger at discrimination that he did, and I probably would have lashed out like he did. He also supported Ronald Reagan, and had recently said that he would support Trump if he did not so brashly alienate those he disagreed with, which is a bit ironic, considering how he lived his life.
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Jun 4, 2016 8:57PM
Nancy M. Lyons
Who in the world wrote this article? It almost reads as if it's been translated from another language.
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Jun 4, 2016 9:10PM
Jean-Paul Spire
Jean-Paul Spire
excellent : Ali is an ALL american and a world hero that history shall never forget
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Jun 4, 2016 9:11PM
Danny More
Danny More
One great one gone.. My he RIP.
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Jun 4, 2016 9:16PM
refichter
I've noticed a few times that for a site which is often about intelligence and testing our smarts, they need some MAJOR editing. That said, Ali was a wonderful part of the American ethos.
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Jun 4, 2016 9:22PM
Dave Sabel Jr.
Amazing speed for a big man .A great champion ,I saw many of his fights and was lucky enough to speak with him a few years ago in Chicago R I P You will always be the Greatest
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Jun 4, 2016 9:31PM
essalam.aarfan
A great and human person.
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Jun 4, 2016 9:53PM
Margaret Phillips
He was one of a kind. You have to admire him
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Jun 4, 2016 9:58PM
Carroll Straus
Carroll Straus
Poorly written article.
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Jun 4, 2016 10:00PM
Philip Tucker
Philip Tucker
I remember back in the 60's when he was an amateur, in the back pages of Sports Illustrated, they had a page and pictures of upcoming future stars. His picture was there and he was quoted as saying he would be Heavyweight Champion because he eats Wheaties, the breakfast of Champions. We were the same age and I never forgot that.
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Jun 4, 2016 10:08PM

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