Muhammad Ali, the greatest, has passed away at the age of 74.
“I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him…who stood up for his beliefs…who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. And if all that’s too much, then I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people. And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.”
Muhammad Ali, we lost several morning ago, we lost a legend. The honorable three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Elijah Muhammad Ali. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, he has passed away due to respiratory illness.
Ali was a more than a great boxer and had a mind unlike any other sportsman. He was a father, an activist, a significant and profound public leader. Known for his well-delivered cockiness, Ali challenged the game of boxing with a new form of combat expertise. With the ebb and flow of a butterfly and the sting of bee, he dominated the sport. With a technique and personality that has been and will go unmatched, Ali earned his name as “The Greatest.”
Throughout the course of his life, Ali was a symbol of strength and resistance for his people. As a world renowned athlete, Ali used his platform to dramatically improve the worlds image of the Black man in America. Originally a member of the Nation of Islam, Ali was a spokesperson for civil rights, equality, spiritual and mental elevation, socio-economic improvement, and most importantly, self-confidence
Ali showed us the results of trusting and relentlessly investing in your craft. He taught us that training, determination, resistance, strength, a strong heart, strong faith, and acting likw the best will indeed make you a champion.
Ali retired at the 61 with a record of 56-5 and a total of 37 knockouts. Wow! What a great man!
Ali has a way with words. We have compiled a list of his greatest quotes.
“ I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lighting; thrown thunder under a jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone; hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.”
“I’m the greatest. I said that before I knew I was!”
“Float like a butterfly sting like a bee”
“If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize!”
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.”
“I I know where I’m going, and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. Im free to be what I want.”
“Its the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief, and once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
“I hated every minute of training, but I said don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.”
“I’m a baddddd man!”
Watch the video above of a man who couldn’t be touched. I promise you will enjoy!
Rest in Power to a hero. (1942-2016)