The People’s Champion

In His Own Words:

When I’m gone, they’ll have to look at the records and look at my actions.
They’ll say I was the fastest heavyweight that ever lived.
They’ll say I was the best looking — my face was unscratched and unmarked.
They’ll say I was the most entertaining and the most clever.
They’ll say that even without a college education, I was smart enough
to lecture at colleges and debate the best minds on television.
They’ll say that I was the only real world champion.
They’ll say I was the most famous man in the world, the most famous fighter in history.
They’ll say I invented the rope-a-dope and the Ali shuffle.
They’ll say I was the boxer who could predict the winning rounds of my fights.
They’ll have to say that I was the People’s Champion.
They’ll say that after I stopped boxing, the sport lost its zest and wide appeal.
They’ll say that I loved the people as much as the people loved me.
They’ll have no choice but to conclude that I AM the Greatest of All Time!

muhammad ali gordon parksDuring my boxing career, you did not see the real MUHAMMAD ALI. You just saw a little boxing. You just saw only a part of me. After I retired from boxing my true work began. I embarked on a journey of love. It may have been MUHAMMAD ALI who is the greatest, but it was CASSIUS CLAY who paved the way.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,
one thing’s certain, there will NEVER be another Muhammad Ali.
Rest In Peace
January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

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