Even though his famous shuffle is no longer famous for his quickstep but more for it’s slow wobble, Muhammad Ali is one of the most loved sports figure in history.
Ali, aged 72, made the news recently (Dec 6, 2014) with his appearance at his grandson’s high school football game… sitting with Snoop Dogg! (see a video of them together HERE)!
It may be sport’s biggest irony is that one of it’s biggest mouths, now has a quiet speech and a masked face. However, he continues to inspire and spread his message. His Muhammad Ali Parkinson Centre provides neurological, outreach and education programs to people with Parkinson’s in Phoenix, AZ. And his wife inspires caregivers all over the world – check out her interview with AARP HERE (June 2014).
… and with quotes like these below, there is nobody like him. much love.
‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, his hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see’
‘It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila’
‘Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wildlife’
‘I said a lot of things in the heat of the moment that I shouldn’t have said. Called him [Frazier] names I shouldn’t have called him. I apologise for that. I’m sorry. It was all meant to promote the fight’
‘If you sign to fight me, you need speed and endurance but what you need most is to increase your insurance’
‘Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up’
‘Nobody has to tell me that this is a serious business. I’m not fighting one man. I’m fighting a lot of men, showing a lot of ’em, here is one man they couldn’t defeat. My mission is to bring freedom to 30 million black people’
‘If he [Henry Cooper] gives me jive, he’ll fall in five’
‘I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and got into bed before the room was dark’