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Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:47 pm
by ink
THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!!!!111

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(CNN)Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer who proclaimed himself "The Greatest" and was among the most famous and beloved athletes on the planet, died Friday in Arizona, a family spokesman said.

Ali had been at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale since Thursday with what spokesman Bob Gunnell had described as a respiratory issue.
"After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," Gunnell said in a statement. "The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time."
Ali's daughter Hana Ali said her father was a "humble mountain."
"And now he has gone home to God. God bless you daddy. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!"


Born: January 17, 1942, Louisville, KY
Died: June 3, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
Spouse: Yolonda Williams (m. 1986–2016), More
Children: Laila Ali, Rasheda Ali, Hana Ali, Asaad Amin, Maryum Ali, Jamillah Ali, Khaliah Ali, Muhammad Ali Jr., Miya Ali
Siblings: Rahman Ali


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https://youtu.be/C_fEIVwjrew

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RIP ~ he was the greatest, no doubt in my mind!

//show your love, pay your respects here..

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:56 pm
by ink
they been blowing up tributes here all day.. ---> http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/us/muhammad-ali/

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:23 am
by Pawly
R.I.P. A truly monumental human being that impacted the world like a meteor.

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:01 am
by Rivoc
Another reminder that we all have limited time here. And an inspiration to make the most of it.

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:32 pm
by Rivoc
Has anyone seen his fights on air or ppv? I'm not too educated on him. Was he fun to watch? Or was he the counterpuncher type that always wins but boring to watch????

I'll watch done fights later tonight. About to go see the trainwreck that is the Warcraft movie tonight.

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:56 pm
by cerrodepedro
First response because of the out-of-the-ring greatness since to some degree I don't follow boxing tons more than most folks. I feel like he said things that people didn't want to hear, and that's part of the greatness.

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:00 am
by Pawly
Rivoc wrote:Has anyone seen his fights on air or ppv? I'm not too educated on him. Was he fun to watch? Or was he the counterpuncher type that always wins but boring to watch????

I'll watch done fights later tonight. About to go see the trainwreck that is the Warcraft movie tonight.


He wasn't the hardest hitter but he was lightning fast and laser precise. His footwork was unmatched and was arguably a master tactician. Aside from being more than dominant in the ring he was a man that spoke his mind regardless of the consequences.

https://youtu.be/pFKAAhSrplc

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:06 am
by Phara
without a doubt the greatest, although, and this is a chat for a different topic, i have problems with islam a bit and that's a personal bias i have to work on.... in the sense that before he died i found myself calling him cassius clay before he died rather than muhammed ali which is what he identified with and i think i have to take a long look at self for that

Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:13 pm
by ink
back when i was in the army, i was stationed in fort benning, GA and there was a joint task force in effect for the 96' olympics...
which meant Army, Air Force, Navy, the Core and the Nat Guards were all tasked to pull security in atlanta around the various venues. my most favorite moment was when he was about to light the torch.. :lol: the gasp was a very literal for everyone there, not just the those watching on TV.. it was so intense... :O

https://youtu.be/QEhNDUwksvU

magical atmosphere, incerdible moment.. i guess being there felt like a life altering experience, one that maybe we dont even realize how it effects life moving forward

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:25 am
by Rivoc
Pawly wrote:
Rivoc wrote:Has anyone seen his fights on air or ppv? I'm not too educated on him. Was he fun to watch? Or was he the counterpuncher type that always wins but boring to watch????

I'll watch done fights later tonight. About to go see the trainwreck that is the Warcraft movie tonight.


He wasn't the hardest hitter but he was lightning fast and laser precise. His footwork was unmatched and was arguably a master tactician. Aside from being more than dominant in the ring he was a man that spoke his mind regardless of the consequences.

https://youtu.be/pFKAAhSrplc


Those were some incredible highlights! I watched a few mroe of his fights too, DAMN!!! Those combos....so accurate! and its funny to me, you dont see any of todays boxers with their hands down so much. He knew his footwork was that good, dodging someof those punches SO NARROWLY but dodged nonetheless, like an agent in The Matrix!!! His fight with Foreman in 74 proved that he can take a punch too. its more comforting to me, to know he was so well rounded rather than be a glass cannon who can dish it out but shatter just as easy. its nice to know he was durable too! Must have been real hard for him to get to that point, facing so much racism in those years when it was a lot more prevalent and common. I see why he's such an icon now. RIP to another legend.

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:54 pm
by girlapaloo
"I don't count the sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count. That's what makes you a champion."

"It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you down. It's the pebble in your shoe."

“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

-Cassius Clay


He led a very interesting life. Rest in peace!

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:32 am
by ink
Wisdom right there

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:43 am
by PhlawlessPhelon
Dare I say that I think Tyson in his prime was better?

That being said, Ali was a legend and I don't even follow Boxing.

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:40 pm
by Pawly
PhlawlessPhelon wrote:Dare I say that I think Tyson in his prime was better?

That being said, Ali was a legend and I don't even follow Boxing.


They debated this themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0Y_Digxnd8

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:02 pm
by ink
:lol: it was more a battle of humility than anything.. great watch pawly

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:21 pm
by Zombie
"I don't count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That's what makes you a champion."

One of my favourite quotes to live by

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:33 pm
by ink
girlapaloo wrote:
"I don't count the sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count. That's what makes you a champion."

"It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you down. It's the pebble in your shoe."

“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

-Cassius Clay


He led a very interesting life. Rest in peace!

quoted just because these are so good to remember..

Re: ALI ~ the G.O.A.T.

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:27 am
by ghostdogg
Although I agree Ali was the GOAT - Boyka's the "most complete fighter in the world":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbI_04n3lLU

Re: ALI ~ the G.O.A.T.

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:24 pm
by ghostdogg
To me, Ali was the greatest people's champ of all-time!