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RIP Muhammad Ali

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  1. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Another legend passes :( some incredible fights and inspirational quotes.







    Muhammad Ali: Boxing great, charismatic entertainer - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
     
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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Sad. True championship of his sport.

    Limited in the early days by racism and in later times by Parkinson's. Hopefully both don't exist in the future.
     
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    Yes; watched many of his fights as a boy...great champion and a great man.
     
  4. Biz

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    I sometimes wonder if he was famous these days how he would be perceived. When someone is outspoken now they get torn to bits on the Internet and in the press.
     
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    He was ultra-confident and not afraid to predict his wins and how he would do it....it certainly promoted the fights very well.

    Amazingly, in contrast; Smokin' Joe Frazier hardly ever went in front of a tv camera.

    I remember always wanting to see Cassius Clay get his ass wupped because of that brashness...but I always had this strange desire to see him win too....

    And when he did; I was happy, but also sad for the loser?
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    He would be true to himself and let the trolls waste each other's time not his. Isn't that what everyone does?

    RIP great legend, he bought a lot of good to the world.
     
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  7. Biz

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    No. He would be media managed, carefully have his public image sculpted by the best pr agency, be sent to see a sports psychologist and then threatened to have his Nike contract worth $100,000,000 torn up if he didn't tow the line.
     
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  8. Redwing

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    Like Connor McGreggor or similar? :D
     
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    Not comparing talent, but Connor McGregor is a modern day version (UFC).
     
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    except that not many people have heard of him (I haven't). Everyone knows Muhammad Ali.
     
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    "I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest."

    Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016


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    Ali writes own eulogy

    Ali.JPG
     
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  13. geoffw

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    There is a possibility that his Parkinson's was caused by too many punches to the head- although it's also a possibility that it was genetic.

    All credit to Muhammed Ali for what he did especially out of the ring- but I'm not a boxing fan. I find it a brutal awful "sport".

    Another memory- Muhammad Ali and Bert Newton's infamous Logies moment in 1979
     
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    ..quote..
    The fact is, I was never too bright in school. I ain't ashamed of it, though. I mean, how much do school principals make a month?
    .Muhammad Ali.

    I have that quote on my fibro office wall with a singed photo of the great man i bought at the auctions 20 years ago,he became more powerfull when he threw his Olympic medal in the river over racist humiliation ..
    "RIP".
     
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