Lord of the Ring: Ali

I am not a great fan of Rediff but this headline today is just brilliant.

It is the birthday of the great Muhammad Ali today. Though many would say the Lennox Lewis was a better fighter, the fact remains that Ali could not fight at the peak of his career due to the ban, and he still is regarded as one of the best boxers of all times if not necessarily the best. Also his uncanny knack to remain in news for reasons other than boxing won him many followers.

I have listed a few from his many famous quips below.

“float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”

“Your hands can’t hit what your eyes can’t see”

“I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong”

and “no Vietcong ever called me nigger.”

Here’s to King Ali.





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