Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali

The champ turns 65 today. Longtime Daily News boxing writer Bill Gallo offers a tribute. Ali was probably the best-known person on the globe for a time. He remains a fascinating and controversial figure. He's also one whose rough edges have been softened by time and illness.

Ali's website is here, and in typically understated style, it notes that he is the 'Greatest of all Time.'

ESPN has a page on Ali here, questioning whether he is the real creator of rap. It has some cool Ali video.

This is a cool video tribute that gives a sense of Ali both in the ring and out:

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1 comment:

Philo-Junius said...

The thing about vulgar boasting is that is almost always driven by insecurity.

Joe Louis spoke with his hands.