Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A tribute to Muhammad Ali

New Delhi: One of sports' greatest legends, boxer Muhammad Ali, who could move like a butterfly and sting like a bee, turned 70 on Tuesday.

A fund raiser was organised on the occasion and the proceeds will go the Muhammad Ali Centre in Ketucky that fights for various social causes.

"I am the greatest fighter of all time," Ali had once said.

Muhammad Ali has been fighting a nearly 30 year long bout with Parkinson's, and hardly ever gets out of his Kentucky home. But he made it a point to attend Joe Frazier's funeral last year, with whom he fought many a memorable bout with.

Ali had 37 knockouts out of 57 career wins and an Olympic gold. But it's not just the numbers that made Ali the legend that he is. It was also his trademark soundbites.

"The man don't know nothing and I'm going to show everybody out there watching the show and the whole world and the world will bow and admit that I am the greatest of all times when you see what I do to George Foreman. I'm just getting hot thinking about it," he had once said.

He can't talk much these days, but stories about his exploits will be told for years to come.

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