My heart is broken, my hero has fallen….
“I won’t miss boxing, boxing will miss me” – Muhammad Ali
I have no words so here’s a selection of the most awesome pictures of the most awesome man to ever have lived.
Boxer Muhammad Ali, circa 1972 Featuring: Boxer Muhammad Ali, circa 1972 When: 08 Feb 1972 Credit: WENN.com **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN’s services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify and to hold WENN and its directors, shareholders and employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), or any causes of action or allegation against WENN arising out of or connected in any way with publication of the material.**
February 18, 1964 – Miami: Boxer Cassius Clay (now Muhammad Ali) taking mock shot at Beatles punching bag quartet (L-R) Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, lads grimacing from champ’s touch. (Photo by Mike Smith/Pix Inc./The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Heavyweight contender Ali and, 21 (later aka Muhammad Ali), getting his poetic mouth taped by trainer Angelo Dundee during his weigh-in before big fight w. Doug Jones.
UNITED STATES – JANUARY 01: Boxer Cassius Clay (L) aka Muhammad Ali. (Photo by James Drake/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Professional Boxer Cassius Clay (C) preparing to give a boxing demonstration at a Moslem Supremacist Rally, Chicago, Illinois, March 1, 1965. (Photo by Frank Dandridge/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Boxer Ali and (later known as Muhammad Ali) weighing in before championship fight vs. Liston.
ÒEat your words!Ó Clay shouts defiantly at the ringside critics who insisted that Liston was unbeatable. 25 February 1964
World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali leaves his London hotel for early morning training in preparation for his title fight with Henry Cooper.
Now go do something amazing…..