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with the effects of Parkinson's. Regardless of one's views of boxing, he was a thing of beauty in his day. I was in high school as he rocketed through the ranks. I remember looking for and reading the newspaper accounts of his fights. They started out small and grew in length as he continued to call the round and summarily put his opponent away in the predicted round. When I went into the Army in '67, he chose not to for religious reasons. I didn't agree with that but admired him for his belief, his fighting skills and humanitarian efforts.
My hats off to you Muhammad, thanks for the memories.
Yeah, it was sad to see him like that. It had been a while since I'd seen him. I didn't realize he was in such bad shape.
I'll give a roll tide to that. It's a shame he wasn't a boxer today with the media. They'd love him!
You'll never achieve great things until you believe that's what's supposed to happen
"The Greatest Of All-Time"
Never understood his religious reason, he was afraid of combat but not afraid of fighting, I think he was a coward myself. He turned his back on the rest of us going to war. Have no use for him. He could have had alot of noncombat jobs in the Army and would not be in danger.
To each their own. Coward is strong. Personally there are a lot of beliefs I don't personally agree with but as long as you have pure intentions and you're not causing others hardship I can't feel that strongly. Ali seemed like, from what I know and have read at least, he had personal convictions about what he felt and how those ideas related to war.
Serving during war times is an obvious need but you shouldn't be out there if you don't believe in the cause. That seems like more of a liability than anything and he suffered a lot for his decision as it was.
Exactly. He doesn't want to fight when it really matters, only when it serves his own needs and ego. What a POS.
My dad was drafted and fought in Vietnam for our freedom, while this POS smart arse dodged. Typical liberal America-hating trash.
He is a pos he came along when boxing was dirty how any one can look up to him he is a coward.
Yeah, it's a liberal thing, right? So you're saying a conservative *never* dodged the draft? Way to turn this political.
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he wanted the fame and fortune America willingly provided but gave the middle finger to paying the same price of freedom many have willingly died for.
He cursed America and everything it stood for. Now he's some kind of American iconic hero??? Child please. He's an eternity away from being a true American hero.
"The (All In) Family"
Ali/Clay was an ICON! And just an amazing human being...Watch "Soul Power" and just fall in love with the people, the music, and yes, the MAN called Ali. Just a GREAT figure in American culture...probably even HUMAN culture. I wish I had lived earlier and gotten to experience him in his heyday...
1960 Les Paul
Who do you think Ali voted for this election? I'll bet it wasn't Romney., even though his handlers or heirs probably voted on his behalf. Just sayin'.
Do you actually have a point?
Combat Search and Rescue.... "that others may live".
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