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RIP Muhammad Ali
« on: June 03, 2016, 10:49:38 PM »
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 10:53:58 PM »
From CNN article

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His death Friday at age 74 came after a lengthy battle against Parkinson's disease. Ali was diagnosed with the disease in 1984, three years after he retired from a boxing career that began when a skinny 12-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, amateur put on the gloves.
He is survived by his nine children, including daughter Laila, who like her father became a world champion boxer; and his fourth wife, Lonnie.
Ali was known in the ring for his flashing hand speed -- unusual for a heavyweight -- for his showmanship and also for his brashness and braggadocio when a microphone was put before him. He taunted opponents before matches, trash-talked them during and proclaimed his greatness to reporters afterward.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/04/world/muhammad-ali-obituary/index.html
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 04:07:42 AM »
RIP
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 07:02:13 AM »
RIP champ :(
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 07:45:11 AM »
RIP.

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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2016, 08:28:09 AM »
RIP.
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2016, 08:32:53 AM »
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2016, 08:44:25 AM »
Sad news. RIP.
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2016, 09:21:01 AM »
One of my favorite athletes ever. I tried to never miss an Ali fight. One of a kind.

RIP Champ.
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2016, 10:54:11 AM »
RIP - I hope he is in a better place.
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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2016, 11:37:02 AM »
RIP  :-[

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Re: RIP Muhammad Ali
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2016, 04:18:56 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2016, 09:59:39 PM »
I've seen the public outpouring of sorrow and the media and politicians saying what a wonderful man he was. You can imagine my shock when I saw this, which tells a very different story about the man. In it's favour you can check out the quotes online... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgouwh2Ir6Q

I have no particular issue with people who are black, being more concerned with what the person is actually like. However racism is not limited to any one race, and this link which portrays Muhammad Ali as somewhat less than the public paragon the media portrayed so was a bit of an eye opener.
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