NEW POST

Muhammad Ali dead at 74

d0197997_7263171.jpg

Muhammad Ali died Friday at age 74, according to a statement from the family. He was hospitalized in the Phoenix area with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his children had flown in from around the country.

Despite his debilitating illness, he traveled the world to rapturous receptions even after his once-bellowing voice was quieted and he was left to communicate with a wink or a weak smile.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on Jan. 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali began boxing at age 12 after his new bicycle was stolen and he vowed to policeman Joe Martin that he would "whup" the person who took it.

He was only 89 pounds at the time, but Martin began training him at his boxing gym, the beginning of a six-year amateur career that ended with the light heavyweight Olympic gold medal in 1960.

"I told you I was the greatest," Ali said.

"What I suffered physically was worth what I've accomplished in life," he said in 1984. "A man who is not courageous enough to take risks will never accomplish anything in life."

ーーーーーーーー
d0197997_7272170.jpg


冥福を祈る
[PR]
トラックバックURL : https://bosatori65.exblog.jp/tb/23197764
トラックバックする(会員専用) [ヘルプ]
名前
URL
削除用パスワード
by bosatori65 | 2016-06-05 07:27 | スポーツ | Trackback | Comments(0)

Thank you for always standing by my side.


by Smile Melody