Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

As he was a former champion boxer of the world, before ‘Rocky’, there was him. Muhammad Ali. There was a movie about him, as he was portrayed by Will Smith. That movie was nominated two times in the Acadamy Awards. On Best Actor to Will Smith, and Best Supporting Actor to Jon Voight.

As he was real throughout his time, he was the fiercest. The fiercest boxer there was. He fought very hard in boxing matches.

He won 56 boxing matches, knocked out 37 victims, as he was in the 1960’s Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. He won a gold metal at that time.

When he got into some trouble for some crime he did, wrote a few books he did, loved Martin Luther King Jr., and served in the Vietnam War, he was like Ron Kovic as he wanted to declare, no more wars to this world. Not even World War III.

However at that time, for some crime he did, he was fined $10,000 by military court martials. Like how Daly Dye said about military court martials, they are lenient. He was suspended on boxing until he went on a few more years after that. By 1981, he retired.

After fame and glory, in 1984, 3 years later, he was diagnosed by Parkinson’s disease. He had to take care of himself for the rest of his years. After having pneumonia a bit, he was rushed to the hospital on June 2nd, 2016. On June 3rd, the next day, he was found deaf at the hospital. Due to respitory failure, and a battle life againt Parkinson’s disease, he died at age 74.

After making monuments of him a while back, and announcing his death on June 4th, 2016, there was a TV special all about him. And we wouldn’t forget him, his life, and how he was the champion boxer of the world. It maybe too dramatic in the movie, “Ali” about him, and how it was difficult back then for him, but we do feel sorry for him. And his dramatic parts in his life. As we all know, it was harsh for African Americans long ago in America. However, we do need to give them a second chance really. And I suppose we did for sure I believe.

As Muhammad Ali, was the fiercest and best boxer there is that we all love on, boxing fans can be wondering…

“What new boxing champion of the world would be the next of all?”

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  1. nick patterson

     /  June 5, 2016

    Owen , thanks for this very interesting BIO on Muhammad Ali. I did not know he boxed in the Olympics in Italy in 1960


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