Call him whatever you want to call but Muhammad Ali is THE GREATEST HUMANS of the 20th century. I come from a country where the only sport worshipped is CRICKET and I am not a boxing fan. Boxing is a psychological battle of two individuals who not only use their muscular strength but also play with the psyche of the opponent. You can give your opponent jab, cross, hook or uppercut and still you cannot defeat him in his game To be very honest, I am not a fan of contact sport. I always felt that Boxing has nothing to do with strategy. WRONG!
Boxers consider the game as a physical chess. And I love Chess…
Muhammad Ali gave both verbal and non-verbal punches to his opponents. Both were hard to beat. There are few punches from his famous fights:
“ DON’T YOU FORGET I AM THE GREATEST”
“Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
“ Ain’t no reason for me to KILL nobody in the ring, unless they DESERVE it.”
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, his hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see.”
“If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it–then I can achieve it.”
“ I am so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and got into bed before the room was dark.”
“Archie has been living off the fat of the land. I am here to give him his pension plan. Folks, don’t block the gate, don’t close the door. For you may all go home, after around four!”
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
“Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries the tears turn around and go down the back of his head.”
“Fifteen referees. I want fifteen referees to be at this fight because there ain’t no one man who can keep up with the pace I am gonna set except me. There is not a man alive who can whup me. I am too fast. I am too smart. I am too pretty. I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I will ever get licked.”
“If you like to lose your money, be a fool and bet on Sonny”
“My face is so pretty, you don’t see a scar which proves that I am the king of the ring so far.”
“A man who has no imagination has no wings.”
There are few sportsmen who are not only good in their craft but also with their intellect and he is one of them. What is your favourite Muhammad Ali quote? Who is your favourite sportsman?
This was really inspiring. I love Muhammad Ali too, though dont understadn the game well but the way He inspired and conquered the world by his fame is simply amazing. And his qotes are life lessons.
I never understood boxing but I loved Muhammad Ali’s attitude towards game and his life. 🙂
Okay, that one about the postage stamp is hilarious! I love, “A man who has no imagination has no wings,” too.
Postage stamp one is my favorite too. 🙂
so many awesome quotes! thanks for sharing 🙂
I am glad that you liked the post 🙂
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