THE GREATEST: Muhammed Ali – 1942 – 2016

It began with a 1960 teenage Olympic light heavyweight boxing champion declaring “I am the Greatest!” and that he “Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee!” He dropped his slave name, embraced Islam, refused to fight in Vietnam. Muhammed Ali was vilified for his beliefs and stripped of his World titles. He remained staunchly unrepentent. He fought back and returned to the ring for the Rumble In The Jungle & the Thrilla in Manila and upon his passing we have to say that he turned out to be one of the most important, inspiring and globally loved figures if the 20th century.

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PORTRAIT by MITCH (http://mitchybwoy.com/)

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Nice one Mitch!

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine & From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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