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Muhammad Ali 70 the Greatest

Happy Birthday Champ. Legendary boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali  “I am the Greatest” turned 70 years old on jan. 17

This time he defeated Smoking Joe Frazier in the arena of life and death.

A $1000 a plate birthday party honored the Champ in Louisville, Kentucky.

Born Cassius Clay, he won a boxing gold medal for the United States in the 1960 Rome Olympics.

Clay joined the Nation of Islam and became Muhammad Ali. He refused to go fight in the Vietnam War and was jailed.

Ali’s stunning 1st round success against feared Sonny Liston put him on the boxing map.

Floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee, his epic trilogy with Joe Frazier, including the Thrilla in Manila, made Ali the greatest.

With the introduction of the Rope-a-Dope, Muhammad Ali was able to defeat the younger, bigger, stronger George Foreman in 1974’s Rumble in the Jungle.

Millions cheered his name – Ali Ali Ali. Muhammad Ali has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“ I ain’t got no quarrel with the Viet Cong.” – Muhammad Ali

 

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr Guilty 90 Days Jail

Undefeated prizefighter Floyd “Money” Mayweather copped a plea deal accepting a 90 day jail sentence rather than a trial on felony grand larceny, coercion and robbery charges.

The 5 division, 7 world title champion boxer also avoids domestic battery and harassment counts [hit and threatened] his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris during a September 2010 argument about the woman dating another man.

Floyd Mayweather Greatest Hits VIDEO courtesy of HBO Sports and HBO Boxing.

” The punishment is appropriate. No matter who you are, you have consequences to your actions when they escalate to this level of violence.” – Melissa Saragosa, Justice of the Peace

Had “Money” been convicted of all charges the twice former Fighter of the Year could have faced 34 years in state prison.

It was a good move.

 

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