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ALI APPRECIATED: THE MAN WAS A GAMES CHANGER

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ALI APPRECIATED: THE MAN WAS A GAMES CHANGER

You were either reminded or informed of the mastery of the man these last few days of sadness and contemplation following the passing on of the most influential athlete the world could ever know.

The response to the death of Muhammad Ali has been appropriate for The Greatest, and rightly so, his impact on matters outside the ring has been focused upon quite heavily.

Man was a games changer, in multiple ways.

Starting with his fighting style, but more than that, how he so audaciously spoke truth to power, thumbed his nose at the (white) establishment and in doing so buoyed the spirits and resolve of countless downtrodden have nots, that cannot be adequately communicated in print.

Better you SEE and HEAR and have summations done by people who see things big picture. Because Ali wasnt merely sports, if you didn't know that already. He was on another tier, which encompassed spheres way above and beyond. Spirituality, politics, civil and racial rights…The Greatest touched on them all in his 74 year span on earth.

Check out this HBO effort which does some justice in showing correctly the Ali legacy:

https://youtu.be/ThJbZR8M9a0

Muhammad Ali: In Memoriam
HBO Sports reflects on the life of the legendary Muhammad Ali.
Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Produced by Bentley Weiner. Written by Aaron Cohen.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live since 2017. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.