"Ain't no Vietcong ever called me a nigger" 50 years ago today, Muhammad Ali refused to be drafted into the military and was stripped of heavyweight title. For him it was simple: why should he fight people 8,000 miles away for "freedom" when he couldn't sit at a lunch counter in his hometown?
Who is #TEAMKLITSCHKO and who is #TEAMJOSHUA tonight? Wladimir Klitschko has his own Rumble in the Jungle tonight in Joshua's hometown, infront of 90,000 fans screaming Joshua's name, Klitschko is going up against the current 'George Foreman' of the Heavyweight division. At 41 years old, he is even older than Muhammad Ali was against George Foreman and Klitschko has been out of the ring for 2 whole years against the current 6'5" knockout champion of the world who has knocked out all 18 of his previous 18 opponents.. In Wladimir's last fight two years ago he was beaten for the first time in 11 years in his own backyard against England's very own Tyson Fury. Wladimir once said: "I have always looked up and admired Muhammad Ali, he has inspired me from an early age and still does to this day. I think Muhammad is the reason I challenge myself against the very best. Though nobody will ever be like Ali, I try my best to emulate his hit and not get hit boxing style approach, it's all about being smart in the ring. I have paid homage to Muhammad Ali in many of my pre-fight ringwalks in the past, throughout my professional career, because he is and will always be the man after all. Ali is the greatest not me." Comment your predictions below #MuhammadAli#joshuaklitschko#klitschkojoshua#wembley#wembleystadium#shosports#skysports#boxing#klitschko#joshua#mma#martialarts#ufc#wrestling#teamjoshua#teamklitschko
Only one more day left this National Poetry Month. Here is Muhammad Ali in '72 reciting a poem he wrote about the '71 Attica Prison riots. Not only was he a great boxer, but a brilliant poet as well #muhammadali#poetry#poem#nationalpoetrymonth