Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:32 AM
Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:35 AM
Edited by Ziggy*, 04 June 2016 - 04:36 AM.
Posted 04 June 2016 - 04:42 AM
Posted 04 June 2016 - 05:03 AM
I was from Louisville, KY. I apparently met him when I was very little, but I don't remember it unfortunately. My mother said he was a very nice man, so that makes his death that much more sad.
RIP to a legend.
Posted 04 June 2016 - 05:43 AM
Posted 04 June 2016 - 05:52 AM
RIP. One of the only athletes who has undisputedly earned the title of GOAT. The state he was in at the end of his life though it's honestly probably a good thing he passed.
Edited by Grenade., 04 June 2016 - 05:54 AM.
Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:19 AM
Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:24 AM
“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.” ~Muhammad Ali
Just had to share this beautiful quote. Much like a lot of the greats in their own fields, he was way more than just a boxer. R.I.P to a badass who stood for justice and a true American hero.
Edited by drive slow, 04 June 2016 - 06:30 AM.
Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:29 AM
This is the worst. Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said a million times about Ali. RIP
Posted 04 June 2016 - 07:44 AM
The Louisville native won six Kentucky Golden Glove Championships and the gold medal for the United States as a light heavyweight in Romes 1960 Summer Olympics before beginning his professional career.
Ali also made history for his historic boxer vs. wrestler match against WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki in Tokyo on June 26, 1976. The fight is regarded as a precursor to modern mixed martial arts.
In 1985, Ali made his mark in WWE history when he was one of the special guest referees for the main event of the first WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden. The bout featured WWE Champion Hulk Hogan and pop culture icon Mr. T against Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff and Rowdy Roddy Piper. During the contest, Ali climbed up onto the ring apron and took a swing at Piper.
WWE extends its condolences to Alis family, friends and fans."