Today there was another left hook out of nowhere! Muhammad Ali, the biggest icon of boxing, died Friday (local) aged 74 Years in a hospital in Phoenix. Ali had a big mouth, but also yielded great achievements – and not just as a boxer. He was probably the greatest warrior for social justice at all. To New York Times to quote, his refusal, to be drafted during the Vietnam War, his rejection of racial integration at the level of the civil rights movement, his conversion from Christianity to Islam and changing his „slaves“-names, Cassius Clay, to a name, which him of the separatist black sect „Black Muslims“ was awarded, made him the conservative establishment to a serious threat, and his noble deeds of resistance defied the liberal opposition. he has his last fight now lost, the King has left us.
A special person is gone. Despite its many great successes, I respected him for his courage, he went for his convictions to prison, also points to how deeply Racially the US&A ist, A white with the name would never have come into prison. The triple heavyweight champion now has his 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease at the age of 74 lost. The death of former boxing superstars family had gathered at his bedside in a hospital in Phoenix, wrote the „Los Angeles Times“. Ali leaves nine Children, he had been married four times. Ali had been admitted to the hospital on Thursday because of respiratory problems. His spokesman said then, He will be supported by a medical team and was in good shape. It is expected to brief hospitalization. but international media already reported at this time, that his condition was serious. Alis former rival Sugar Ray Leonard wrote on Twitter: „Prayers and blessings for my idol, my friend & without question, the greatest of all time.“
— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) June 2, 2016
The person suffering from Parkinson, Three-time heavyweight world champion and Olympic champion in the light heavyweight, had his career in 1981 completed. In recent years he had been treated to medical condition repeatedly in hospital. Only at the end 2014 was initially a slight pneumonia diagnosed, after a few days, however, questioned the a physician, a severe UTI fixed. Shortly after his release, Ali had once again have to go to the hospital for follow-up. Already 1984 confirmed the suspicion of the palsy Parkinson. When he 1996 already marked by his illness lit the Olympic flame, attended the images worldwide for emotion. In public, Ali showed in recent years always less common. Now he is no longer on this earth, gone with 74 Years, as physical wreck, the decades of struggle against Parkinson had emaciated his body. He had with this curse of mankind and only opponents, he not austänzeln, not outwit, could taunt and Spanking, arranged. Now he is no longer on this earth.
The 17. January 1942 Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr in Louisville, the son of a poster painter. was a gifted boxer and was established in February 1964 first heavyweight champion. He defeated then Sonny Liston and described his elegant style of boxing with the words: „Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.“ Ali crowned twice more after the Champion. He delivered it in his career memorable battles as the „Rumble in the Jungle“ or „Thrilla in Manila“. Despite his resignation announcement in June 1979 Ali pulled it again in the ring. He did not listen to the warnings of doctors and took effect in October 1980 against Larry Holmes. Ali lost to Fight Demolition. His 61. and last pro fight (56 Siege) He played a year later. Again lost Ali, opponent on 11. December 1981 in Nassau was then Trevor Berbick. „What I have suffered physically, was worth it, what I have achieved in life. Man, is not brave enough, to take risks, will never achieve anything in life.“
But Muhammad Ali also made headlines worldwide by its objection to military service during the Vietnam War, because no Vietcong ever him „Nigger“ have called. The his „slave name“ Clay took off, to call Muhammad Ali and the radical „Black Muslims“ joined. what courage! What provocation! Which social explosives in that time! At that time he was worshiped or hated for all his actions in the ring and outside the ring. Muhammad Ali was boxing license revoked because of objection, the world title revoked. All this made him even greater, inviolable, weiser, more confident. Ali often came back. „We all lose sometimes in life“, he once said after losing a fight. „What to do, is live, overcome the losses and get up again.“ The whole of Africa was for Ali and against Foreman and Africa danced for joy, when Ali was crowned for the second time world champion and the rest of the world jiggled. Suddenly anger and hatred had vanished, who had sometimes directed against Ali and yielded the greatest respect. He was now a living legend, a hero. He often looked directly into the camera, looks to us, we deeply at night sitting awake and intrigued beside our fathers before TV, right in the eye and captivated us with his aura, you suffered with him, every blow he had to insert a hit itself, his way to the ring to move was simply captivating and we will never forget him.
Ali was his life an icon. Many years after this experience, in shaky retirement, he was asked, how he would be remembered. „As Black, who won the title at heavyweight and preachers of his people was. One, who never looked down on the, who looked up to him. One, who tried, his people to unite with the Islamic faith.“ Then Ali closed his eyes. „Sleep is a sample of death“, he used to say, „one day you wake up, and it is the last judgment.“ Tribute to the greatest boxer of all time, who fought against racism and for respect. Ali was an inspiration to countless athletes, one can only hope, Today discover that various narcissistic pseudo Stars Alis legacy and be modest. „Everything, what I can do, is fighting for truth and justice. I can not save any. It is a science fiction personality, I'm a real character.“ he says in a press conference, in Ali announces a comic book, it in the Superman suggests.
„I am the king of the world. I am beautiful! I am a bad man! I roused the world! I roused the world!“ he said on 25. February 1964, after defeating Liston. What he said, never bored. This type enthusiastic and angered the masses at the same time and yet he succeeded again, to win the respect of the masses through his actions for himself. The Ali was not a man of empty words, but the consistent actions. „They made the, they thought, what was right. And I made the, which I thought, what was right.“ was his opinion on the long efforts of the Government, to bring him into prison. Ali was always trying to do the right thing for themselves, all the same, if he aneckte it or not and what he did, was far from over boxes. Ali was a fighter with heart and soul. And that's what made him „The Greatest Of All Time“. Rest in Power, Muhammad Ali, Legends never die!