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I believe he was the greatest and this doesn't change anytime. By this time, your social networking sites might have been flooded with R.I.P Ali posts but this doesn't stop me from writing about him. Not because I want to see how many likes this post gets but because I think it's a token of gratitude from me to Ali. It's my bit I could do to remember "THE GREATEST."
The image you see is of the Beatles with Ali at the time of weighing Ali's weight. Ali was not only a boxer. He was an icon for everyone who loved sports and loved his rebellious nature. You can love him, hate him but the only thing you can't do is ignore him. These lines were truly meant for him as he is featured in the Apple commercial.
These eyes are filled with rage, anger and something burning inside his heart. He was just 18 when he won the gold medal (he always wore it). He was refused service at a small dinner party due to his color which hurt him so much that he threw the medal in the Ohio river. Believe it or not, it takes a lot more than courage to do such an act. He later said he didn't want to wear a medal in a country where he was not served.
Why was Ali the messenger of peace? He was someone who could take a punch from a kid to make him happy and at the same time, he could reject the most powerful nation for a fight in Vietnam just because it didn't seem right to him. Such personalities are rare to be seen anywhere and Ali graced us all with his presence on Earth.
David Beckham has been all praiseworthy of Ali. Not only Beckham but every person who was and is in sports admires Ali because he was not a boxing icon but a symbol of unlimited perseverance. He is one who represents an attitude of leaving no stone unturned for success which every sports person looks forward to.
This shows how great he was. Ali was on the cover of superman comics which shows what status he had in the society. Dude seriously who could fight superman? This shows the legacy of Ali.
Ali had fans all over the world, not because of his wins but because he could connect with everyone. He inspired millions with his acts of kindness. He even after boxing, continued to spread the message of peace and prosperity whenever he had a chance.
This is probably the most motivating tag line of a brand you'll ever come across. This was taken from a quote by Ali.
Ali didn't want anyone to step on his star so he requested for a vertical hall of fame star and well, who could deny him.