Theres alot more better reasons then number one and two.
What reasons do you have friend?justbreathe said:Theres alot more better reasons then number one and two.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SAYING THAT MR. INTELLIGENTjustbreathe said:Wtf does race have to do with anything.
You do make some good points! Just thought I might make note that Ali used to stick up for Mike Tyson and was a known admirer of Mike Tyson... TRUE!!!JCC said:After Cassius Clay took first took the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston ... and as I see it. He came to have some religious stuff in his mind when the name Muhummed Ali, was betowed on him by Black Muslim leader Elijah Muhummed.
What I saw at least was that he then started expressing his contempt publicly for white people, and I saw him as being a great fighter ... but also as being a racist and being filled with a lot of bitterness and hate, and that I saw that also drew a lot of attention to himself along with that of shutting his mouth off so much that he had already been doing about him being the greatest even before he had got all that religious stuff in his mind.
Then of course, there was all his show boating in the ring, his suffle and all his dancing and stuff ... that also draw him to draw a lot of attention to himself too.
I had learned that Ali was a big fan of the theater of professional wrestling ... and that's where he got the idea of shooting his mouth off so much in promoting himself and his fights to draw attention and to build the gates and it worked.
There was a trememdous amount of hype used by Ali that I saw that he seemed to have borrowed from the theater of professional wrestling ... in shooting his big mouth off as much as he did in promoting his fights, and also there was a tremendous amoung of hype of all this "I am the greatest stuff" himself and also by his publicists too.
Any way, it worked ... for it did draw a lot attention to Ali, and it did draw money, crowds and attention.
As a fighter as for Ali's ability ... I would say that he was the best in the heavyweight division in the time that he was there and in the times that he held the championship world title, however. I do also believe that Ali has been overated as a fighter too.
When he was a younger fighter I saw that the tryed to copy Sugar Ray Robinson and had adopted Sugar Ray's style as a boxer ... and later seem to have springed off that to more developing his own style .. yet it still appeared much like Sugar Ray's style to me.
I say Ali was a great fighter ... and a great champion, but also a very overated fighter .. in part perhaps due to so many people coming to really believe all the hype used by Ali in promoting himself and also used by his publicists.