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Muhammad Ali. by johnnyBgood! on 18 January 2012 5:44am
 
The greatest boxer that ever lived turned 70 yesterday. Boxer? He's been so much more than that. Thanks for the memories Cassius.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by kazzzz on 19 January 2012 9:31pm
 
Pity the poor fools!
Oh hang on that was Mr T...I always get those two mixed up.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by johnnyBgood! on 19 January 2012 11:51pm
 
That ain't nice Karen. You have the right to disagree with the sport of boxing but Muhammad Ali was much more than a pugilist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ZIxV9KWgY
The greatest sporting moment I've ever seen. For a man to take the ferocious punches of George Foreman for 8 rounds and then knock him down is almost a miracle. One punch from George in his prime would probably kill lots of people. What kind of strength did Muhammad have to play 'rope a dope' with such a man and take literally hundreds of body blows and then come back with such a flurry of punches ending with that crunching right hand ? He was 32 at the time and already called past his prime. He was a supreme athlete and beat a man that he shouldn't have. ( so 'they' said )

Boxing may seem primal to some but 'The Greatest' displayed it's artistry.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by tucsonmike on 20 January 2012 12:38am
 
I know Kazzz, all black folks look alike... My Grandfather got Muhammad Ali's autograph, my grandma threw it out.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by johnnyBgood! on 20 January 2012 12:47am
 


I once met Henry Cooper who famously knocked the great man on his arse.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by tucsonmike on 20 January 2012 11:22am
 
Johnny I was being sarcastic toward Kazzz you sorta missed it.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by kazzzz on 20 January 2012 12:26pm
 
He can't help it Mike he's Scottish.
I don't see how hitting people for money makes you talented. I can think of many more worthy occupations.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by johnnyBgood! on 20 January 2012 11:36pm
 
I'll delete my comment Mike, because although I like to jest at you, I know you are a decent man.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by johnnyBgood! on 20 January 2012 11:41pm
 
Karen, I know that boxing isn't for everyone but I do regard it as an art. Even wee Meg used to jump off the sofa and shout at the telly when her favourite ( wee Barry McGuigan) was fighting.
 
Re: Muhammad Ali. by tucsonmike on 21 January 2012 1:23am
 
Karen, in this country, boxing is a way for a young man from a very poor background to try and escape poverty. It's not the best way.

I enjoy boxing. The idea of taking punishment and getting up carries over to all aspects of life. Much of what's happened to me in life has taught me the ability to be able to take the blows and come back. There are gyms all over the United States (Gleason's in New York City and Welch's in South Boston), who taken many a young man off the streets. (I was dumb enough to try sparring in Gleasons. Didn't last long. I wish I stuck with it). Having some hardship in ones life I've learned is important. Otherwise, you have dealing with the downslope when it occurs.
 
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