Muhammad Ali, the greatest heavyweight Boxer died on June 3rd, 2016 at the age of 74 due to Septic Shock, a serious condition that happens when a person’s blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level after an infection.
The Boxing Legend won 56 fights out of 61 matches in his 21 years professional career. He also won World Heavyweight championship 3 times and once achieved a light-heavyweight Olympic gold medal.
The world will never forget what he has contributed in the field of Sports. To pay him a tribute, lets get inspired through his very own words:
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see. Now you see me, now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t.”
“It isn’t the mountain ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
“I hated every minute of training, but I said,’Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”
“Don’t count the days, make the days count”
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
“Ali’s got a left, Ali’s got a right-when he knocks you down, you’ll sleep for the night; and when you lie on the floor and the ref counts to ten, hope and pray that you never meet me again.”
“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”
“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.”
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
“I am young; I’m handsome; I’m fast; I can’t possibly be beat.”
“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”
At last, the most popular one:
“I’ve wrestled with an alligator. I’ve tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.”
Ali was the real hero who proved to be the greatest boxer in the world. All we could say to him now is “Rest In Peace, Champion!”.