Ali was a very charismatic person. In that respect he was a lot like Jack Dempsey who fans also loved. Was Ali a great boxer like Larry Holmes or Floyd Mayweather Jr? No.
I don’t think you could watch his losses to Ken Norton and Leon Spinks and say he was an outstanding technician. I don’t think those heavyweights would have a chance against Mariusz Wach for instance.Posted January 20, 2013 11:51 pm
I agree too song not good enough. R Kellys ” Greatest” still works for me, different strokes.Posted January 20, 2013 12:16 pm
So many useless haters here still hating on Muhammad Ali !!!
Sred says….., “I wonder how much the guys who gave him the intelligence tests earned? or what they accomplished in life….???”
The test givers probably didn’t buy a house filled with mold — and they probably didn’t get their brains beaten in to the point where their retirement was a burden on others… Warren Buffett made 70 Billion dollars and made Billions for investors as well. He set an honest and prudent example for Wall Street to follow — so that’s what I call real accomplishment.
Ali was intelligent enough to know the Viet Nam War was stupid. You didn’t have to be very smart for know that. I’ll always admire Ali for his principled stand, his character, and for being a great person … but nobody’s going to tell me he was intelligent.Posted January 19, 2013 5:38 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
” I wonder how much the guys who gave him the intelligence tests earned? or what they accomplished in life….??” Most excellent reply.Posted January 18, 2013 11:44 pm
Hey Sredmond, Whats your take on this? Is he a relative/Posted January 18, 2013 2:40 pm
Tark, Ali was intelligent enough to be about 50 million times MORE famous and rich than you… I am sure he was NOT sitting on Wikipedia trying to dig up data on your life LOL… He managed to become a figure of worldwide acclaim and recognition the most famous boxer EVER and the King of self promotion… Benign intelligence if vastly overrated when it does not produce greatness… I wonder how much the guys who gave him the intelligence tests earned? or what they accomplished in life….???Posted January 18, 2013 1:10 pm
NNNyaa Temp, I hit a nerve! Damn right he was and still is a pawn! Especially for the Negro! Is a figurehead! For the American Muslim, for the US Government, For the movers and shakers of Proffessional Boxing! Lets face it, the idiot has to preserve his legacy at this point! Hes also got to make ammends for his insiscretions! He aint no saint, never was! What you sew you reap!Posted January 18, 2013 9:00 am
happy birthday to the greatestPosted January 18, 2013 4:05 am
….. “Ali was gifted, talented & intelligent.”
Maybe not so intelligent.. Ali scored below the minumum intelligence level required to be inducted into US military service, which 96 out of 100 people passed when Ali took the exam.. Ali couldn’t do 5th grade math.. When they lowered the IQ level required to they could induct more recruits they finally drafted Ali.Posted January 18, 2013 2:02 am
aYo, stop the hating man. Ali was more than a “good boxer”, he was one of the greatest heavyweight prize fighter of all times. A gifted, talented & intelligent athlete. Yo, everybody’s a “boy” in this country if you ain’t white.Posted January 17, 2013 10:53 pm
God bless..Ali.Posted January 17, 2013 9:58 pm
Friggun Idiot, he was evreybodys boy! ABC, Elijah Mohammed, US Govt! I wish people wouldnt try to make a God out of him! He was a good boxer, period!Posted January 17, 2013 9:50 pm
that version is better ..Posted January 17, 2013 7:45 pm
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Nice video clip. Crap song dubbed to it has to go.Posted January 17, 2013 2:16 pm