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Muhammad Ali A.K.A. Cassius Marcellus Clay is my favorite Professional Boxer. His rise to prominence happened in an era when America was transforming its racial divides and to have a black man with so much confidence in himself with an arrogance personified by Allah (God) was so uplifting for minorities in America that had been suppressed in this great country by ignorance. Here is a brief clip from round 3-5 of the classic heavyweight fight from February 25, 1964 Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay. Clay was a rap artist before we even knew what rap was and here we go with his classic itineration of the fight with Liston beforehand.

Clay comes out to meet Liston
And Liston starts to retreat
If Liston goes back an inch farther
He’ll end up in a ringside seat
Clay swings with his left, Clay swings with his right
Look at young Cassius carry the fight
Liston keeps backing, but there’s not enough room
It’s a matter of time and Clay lowers the boom
Now Liston disappears from view, the crowd is getting frantic
But our radar systems have picked him up, he is somewheres over the Atlantic
Liston is still rising, and the ref rides a frown
Why he can’t start counting till Sonny comes down
Who would have thought, when they came to the fight
That they would witness the launching of a human satellite
Yes the crowd did not dream, when they put down there money
That they would see a total eclipse of the Sonny


Liston vs. Clay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkC298csUvA

The speed of Ali
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkhpZoPOfZI

The reflexes of Ali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zUut60gfkU

It’s almost impossible to say who would beat who in regards to the all-time greatest heavyweights; however I would bet my money anytime on Muhammad Ali in his prime before the government stripped him of his title in 1967 at 25 years old. America was cheated for almost 4 years out of the Greatness of Ali.

Here is what the proverbial pun dents thought about Clay vs. Liston; and check out the confidence of this great man in times that were very turbulent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dryWkI04GIQ

Muhammad Ali- The Black Superman, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqMk-AuTDZE

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mountain commented on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 07:47 AM

In my opinion (Jack Johnson) was the greatest fighter of all time.

John Arthur ("Jack") Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the "Galveston Giant," was an American boxer. At the height of the Jim Crow era, Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915).

Funkentelecky commented on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 21:14 PM

Yes JimmyMack, A.K.A. Jimmy Darsey, Ali finally won the title back that was taken from him by the US Government on October 30, 1974 at 32 years old. Here’s a peek at the KO of George Foreman in round 8:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY3yII...

It will be a Killer and a Chiller when I get the Gorilla in Manila. Ali vs. Frazier III:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkOQW-...

And the dismantling of Cleveland Williams the “Big Cat”

Note the disrespect of the announcer by calling Ali, Clay the whole fight!
Another note, I remember my mom shouting out Cassy Clay, Cassy Clay, Cassy Clay for Pete’s sake!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJUzl0...

What’s my name, Ernie Terrell Round 1 & 15?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMiSX8...

It’s hard to imagine anyone beating this man in his prime with all of his grace, speed, agility, heart and stamina.

JimmyMack, here’s a post we can agree on :D

Funkentelecky commented on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 21:17 PM

The Frazier III rhyme was like this.

"It will be a Killer and a Chiller and a Thriller when I get the Gorilla in Manilla"

Funkentelecky commented on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 19:54 PM

After finding the original footage of the classic listen poem, I felt compelled to update it in my blog post. And for my fellow fans of Muhammad Ali, here it is below. I’m sure you would like the whole 10 minute clip; however if you want to go directly to the poem by Cassius, just forward to the 7:00 minute mark and enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwPPM_...

And here’s a montage of poems from the Greatest and the first one is an alternate Sonny poem followed by a Foreman poem, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xJ2cY...

Funkentelecky commented on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 18:20 PM

I think he was a patriot for standing up for his beliefs. He could have went to prison. However he beat the charges and I believe most of it stemmed from the racial divide in tumultous time of our history, and being a close friend to Malcolm X didn't help his cause either. Did you like the Liston poem coming directly from "The Greatest"

Funkentelecky commented on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 19:36 PM

Mountain, thanks for you comment and opinion about Jack Johnson who is a legitimate alltime Great and has a compelling story to boot!

Funkentelecky commented on Friday, Feb 08, 2013 at 19:21 PM

Thanks JimmyMack and the one and only Chief MVB AKA sebekm!


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