Ali Gone

At this rate, 2016 is not going to leave us with anyone. Breaking word is that Muhammed Ali has passed away. He was one of the greatest boxers of all time. And his stance against the Vietnam War made him one of the most controversial figures of his time. But by the ’96 games, that was forgotten. I knew people who openly wept when he lit the torch at the games, shaking from Parkinson’s.

My mom is a nurse and tended to him several times when he was at Emory. She described him as a charming and good man with a great sense of humor. We won’t see his like again. RIP

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  1. WVRSpence

    Ali was one of the first rebels in sports who was not afraid to say what he thought because he could walk the walk. And what have we got now? Thugs and felons posing as athletes making millions of dollars for showing up half the time. RIP.

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  2. Hal_10000 *

    Boxing will never again be what it was in the 60’s and 70’s. ¬†You had Ali, Frazier and Foreman. ¬†Everyone since has been a less heir of greater men.

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  3. Santino

    Don’t discount the non-heavyweights of the 80’s. Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and Roberto Duran. They did a lot for fighting too.

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