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    Vale Muhammad Ali

    Worthy of a thread of its own. The Greatest has apparently died. Transcended sport and was *the* sportsperson of the 20th century.

    One of the best moments of my life was meeting him back before the Sydney Olympics.

    Am devastated.

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    Damn. Force of nature in and out of the ring and a great man.

    RIP
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    "I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning And throw thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. just last week, I murdered a rock, Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick."

    RIP The Greatest of All Time.
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    King of the ring. Rest in peace.
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    Was a big fan as a kid and remember the disappointment when he lost to Frazier and disbelief when he beat Foreman. Lost my enthusiasm for him subsequently and ended up a fan of the two fighters he was most famous for fighting. His treatment of Joe being the main reason for the change of heart and mind. Little doubt he fought the highest quality opponents in HW history though and his boast is true.

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    My story will be ridiculous and weak compared to the ones above. I remember as a six year old after one of his fights running around the house chanting relentlessly the "flies like a butterfly and stings like a bee" rhyme over and over again as kids are known to do. He holds a place in my heart and a few tears appeared as I listened to the tributes roll in over Fox News.

    Surely rope-a-dope the greatest sporting victory of any that has occurred in any arena, on any sports field, in any situation.

    I think the world doesn't mind if you are cocky if you can walk the walk - and boy could he back it up.

    May the lord rest your soul in heaven. May comfort tonight visit your family and loved ones.

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    Another sad loss.... RIP
    "There's a tremendous amount of work building the apparatus, getting the experiment to work. But sitting there late at night in the lab, and knowing light is going at bicycle speed, and that nobody in the history of mankind has ever been here before - that is mind-boggling. It's worth everything." Lene Hau

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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Was a big fan as a kid and remember the disappointment when he lost to Frazier and disbelief when he beat Foreman. Lost my enthusiasm for him subsequently and ended up a fan of the two fighters he was most famous for fighting. His treatment of Joe being the main reason for the change of heart and mind. Little doubt he fought the highest quality opponents in HW history though and his boast is true.
    Never saw him live but yeah, the way he commented on Joe Frazier, I just couldn't have much love for the guy.
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    http://gu.com/p/42hmb?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

    Some great pics of the man.
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    As a boxer you can make a strong argument for Ali being the greatest ever. The way he withstood challenges from such ferocious opponents as Frazier, Foreman, Norton and Shavers relying on such a variety of stules and strategems was simply inspiring. And that grainy black and white footage of him in his pomp flicking out dozens of lightning fast punches against bewildered and overmatched opponents was astounding.

    As a popular figure he came to stand for many important causes and inspired a generation of young African Americans to have confidence and pride in themselves.

    As a man he was fascinating but deeply flawed, treating many of his rivals with excessive cruelty, and at times esposed the virtues of racial segregation.

    All in all, when you take the good and the bad together it adds up to the most fascinating sports personality of the 20th century and a figure who will be greatly missed by boxing fans and the general public. Rip Champ.
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    The Greatest - RIP


    Incidentally, if you've yet to watch of the one greatest sporting documentaries of all-time, When we were Kings, go treat yourself

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    Muhammad Ali - Funny Speeches, Interviews, Trash Talk

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