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  • Martin Luther King Ali Case Analysis

    a backdrop of the Vietnam War and a steamrolling civil rights movement during the turbulent 1960’s. Were it not for Ali standing up for his religious beliefs and the plight of black people in America by refusing entry in the Army in 1967, Ali would not be the symbol of humanitarianism he is today, respected and recognized the world over. Had he not been willing to risk fortune, fame and freedom for his personal convictions, Ali would now only be known as a great fighter, maybe even the greatest, but along the lines of Joe Frazier or Sugar Ray Robinson, and not the Dalai Lama. Why world leaders and ordinary citizens alike accept Ali now as a beacon of hope in the face of adversity - America’s version of Dalai Lama - can be traced to his criminal trial in 1967 for draft evasion, which pitted the black champion against the white federal government. Ali’s greatest fight of his career was not in Madison Square Garden, the venue of the first two historic Ali-Frazier slugfests, nor was it in exotic lands such as The Philippines or Africa, the locations of Ali’s other historic bouts. Not only was Ali fighting the U.S. government, the champion was fighting a climate of racial discrimination in America. This fight started in 1967 in Houston at his scheduled military induction. In April of that year, Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army on the grounds that he is a minister of the Nation of Islam. An all-white draft board denied him conscientious objector 1 status in part…

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  • Muhammad Ali's Toughest Fight

    Young Cassius Clay won the Olympics in Rome when he was eighteen (Smith 33). Ali soon went on to win World Heavyweight Champion of the World. Not to forget the “Thrilla in Manilla” maybe one of the best fights of all time, and Ali beat “Smokin Joe Frazier” (Smith 104). As well as the most expensive fight against lightweight champion of the world Bob Foster who Ali beat easily. Next in a rematch with Sonny Liston, he knocked Liston out; after the knockout Ali yelled get up creating one of the…

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  • Body Structures In Amigo Brothers

    Amigo Brothers Antonio and Felix both want to be lightweight champions in boxing,but they each have different boxing styles and body structures. In this essay, i’m going to tell you all about their similarities and differences. They are very similar as they are different. They are best friends that act like they are brothers. They both are similar because they are Puerto Rican boxers. They both enjoy collecting fighting magazines and read and look at them. They are both seventeen years…

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  • Muhammad Ali Research Paper

    boxing for three years. But being banned did not stop Ali he came back just as strong if not stronger than before he was banned. Muhammad Ali returned to the ring in 1970. Just as he started the first time, he won. Ali knocked out his first opponent after being banned. He defeated Jerry Quarry in October in Atlanta. When Ali lost it wasn't just to some nobody he lost to quality opponents. One year later after his first win from returning Ali participated in what has been called "Fight of the…

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  • Muhammad Ali's Boxing Career

    Before Mohammed Ali was Muhammad Ali he was Cassius Marcella clay Jr .Muhammad Ali filled his way to success when his boxing career all started because his bicycle was stolen and a Louisville police officer Joe Martin who was a boxing trainer suggesting that the young Ali should first learn how to fight.18 year old Muhammad who just graduated high school making it to the Rome Olympics came back home to Louisville a gold medalist in 1960 but that joy quickly faded away when he was refused…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Banning Boxing

    “The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.” – Mike Tyson former heavy weight champion of the world. For decades boxing has been one of the most brutal and toughest sports yet it's also called the noble art and it's one of the top entertaining sports all over the world for the action it brings when two strong fighters get in the ring and give all what they've got and put everything on the line in order to win .Although it sounds cool when talking about that sport but there's an…

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  • The Great Depression In The Cinderella Man

    The Cinderella Man is a movie that is based on the true story of a boxer in the middle of the Great Depression. How through boxing he had once been on the top, and when the Great Depression started he lost it all, as many did to, but slowly through boxing he managed to get his family to survive and inspire the people to fight to. When the movie begins, November 30, 1928, James J. Braddock the main character is in a boxing match that he wins. After the match he goes to his house and his family.…

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  • Randy Savage's Accomplishments

    Randy Mario Poffo, better known by his ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and color commentator best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling . He is regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers in history. Savage won 20 championships during his 32-year career. He held six world championships between the WWF and WCW, having won the WWF Championship twice and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship four times. He…

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  • Internal Conflict In Lion King

    1.A. External Conflict-(Movies) In the movie Rocky there was an external conflict because it involved physical violence and a conflict with a rival he has had by the name of Apollo Creed which had a history of fights with for the championship. They fought eachother atleast three times to where there was a trilogy in their fight to where Rocky beat Apollo once then Apollo beat Rocky and then for the final title fight Rocky came out with the victory. Also, in the movie The Warriors which involves…

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  • Jab Techniques In Boxing

    A boxer seeks to maintain distance between himself and his opponent, fighting with faster, longer range punches, most notably the jab, and gradually wearing his opponent down. Compared to all other punches the jab is the closes to reach your opponent. The jab is fast, longer, most likely to land, and least likely to leave you vulnerable. The jab uses less energy than any other punch and keeps you in position to follow up with a dangerous power punch. The jab can be used for offensives technique…

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