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).
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:
It will be a Killer and a Chiller when I get the Gorilla in Manila. Ali vs. Frazier III:
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!
What’s my name, Ernie Terrell Round 1 & 15?
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
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"
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!
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!
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"
Mountain, thanks for you comment and opinion about Jack Johnson who is a legitimate alltime Great and has a compelling story to boot!