Boxing Vale Muhammad Ali / Cassius Clay

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PonsfordMagpie

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Greatest boxer of all time! Long live the greatest!

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SterlingArcher

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Seriously? See a thread about his passing as a time to take a swipe?

I doubt anyone close to him will be reading this thread. I'd be more careful it was a footballer because would be more likely some here have genuine relationships with them.
 

kaiserchief13

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Seriously? See a thread about his passing as a time to take a swipe?
Every past athlete that dies will get a thread on the main board? No you say only ones you consider elite at their sport. This poster simply does not agree. Completely reasonable.

And to everyone saying GOAT. What weight division was he in? Did he ever fight others in different weight divisions? I am curious
 

Furn2

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My dad missed my birth because he was watching Ali v Norton 2 and my love of boxing started from that day.

Quote: I’ll tell you how i ‘d like to be remembered: As a Black man who won the heavyweight title who was humorous and who never looked up to him a man who stood for freedom, justice and equality and i wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty i was.
 

kingswood71

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Wasn't a fan personally. I mean sure he was great at his chosen sport but he bragged way too much for my tastes. His head seemed constantly up his own arse. I prefer my sportsmen and women to be a little more humble.

I see him as the sporting version of Kanye West in terms of arrogance.
Wow. Dont understand "trash talk"??. Ali was the master of this.
It was not arrogance and even if it were, he had a right to be arrogant. Out of boxing, he was extremely humble.
 

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Mark W

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Wasn't a fan personally. I mean sure he was great at his chosen sport but he bragged way too much for my tastes. His head seemed constantly up his own arse. I prefer my sportsmen and women to be a little more humble.

I see him as the sporting version of Kanye West in terms of arrogance.

He was taking the p!ss. Trolling to use the modern vernacular. Ali was a massive fan of legendary professional wrestler Gorgeous George and admitted he borrowed heavily from his persona. Its absolutely hilarious that in 2016, the gullible are still falling for it
 

LB#16

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Every past athlete that dies will get a thread on the main board? No you say only ones you consider elite at their sport. This poster simply does not agree. Completely reasonable.

And to everyone saying GOAT. What weight division was he in? Did he ever fight others in different weight divisions? I am curious

What on earth are you on about? He said he had his 'head up his arse', not really appropriate for a thread about his death.
 

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