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Ali is the greatest

Reader comment on item: Muhammad Ali v. George W. Bush

Submitted by asif iqbal (United Kingdom), Nov 30, 2005 at 07:37

For those narrow minded individuals who fail too see the achievments of the sports man of the century and a person who is probably the most famous person ever to live in this era i have a few questions. First when Ali refused to join Vietnam he was given the maximium penalty which at the time was a $10,000 fine along with a ban from boxing for 5 years. His passport was taken and he was stripped of his world heavyweight title which is something a world champoin only knows how much it means. Ali gave up the only thing he knew, boxing, the US hawks at the time tried to get him begging on his hands and knees so they could throw him a few crums but he never did,no one could shut him up ion the ring so they tried ti shut him up by political means, Ali being as great as he is not only accepted the charges but re gained what he had supposidly lost. He not only paid the price but accepted more than what he was due and came back even more determined. thats ali.

He turned out to be right and the war was a failure, he was in turn invited to the white house in 1974 after he won back his title in Zaire and was recognised as being a true american hero.

Ali is only a one in a kind of person that has came along in history and its difficlut to see another quite like him, the jealously and hate usually do play a big part in a naive opinion.

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