My grandfather introduced me to boxing. He used to sit me down and talk about great fighters like Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali.
He used to talk to me about how Muhammad Ali had a big mouth and that he liked to talk about how great he was. But the truth was he was actually exactly what he said he was. And he wasn’t ashamed of ever saying it.
The greatest lesson I learnt from Muhammad Ali was courage to speak your mind and to stand up for what you believe in. He was a man of conviction. He was a man of strength. But the strength didn’t come from the power of his punches, but from his heart and from his mind.
The world needs more people like Cassius Clay. A simple boy from Kentucky who took on the world and shook it.
Rest in peace to the greatest of all time.
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