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    Muhammad Ali had two different characters. The first one is the one most people will remember when they hear about Ali’s name. He was loud, rude, and angry. Before fights Ali would start talking about the his opponents and what he’s going to do to them. He called them same name that made his opponents very angry. Before his first meeting with Sonny Liston Ali went to Sonny’s house and calling coward, and he was too scared to fight Ali. How did this affect him? The only way this had effect on his life was that it gave him a his first world heavyweight champion match with Sonny Liston. At the time Sonny was the world heavyweight champion and he didn’t want to fight young boy who had a big mouth. However this changed after Ali called him out on…

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    Sonny Liston Analysis

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    the latter one got less. Ideas flowed for making it better. The other composition I submitted was abstract in its plot. I experimented with second-person through placing readers in the shoes of a ranked heavyweight who has gotten placed into a time machine and transported to an unspecified period in history to fight someone they think is Sonny Liston. There wasn’t a true setting apart from the time machine and the ring, but I didn’t explore them in the most thorough way, devoting more space to…

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    Muhammad Ali In this corner wearing white and red, “Cash-yus... Clay” boooooo. Muhammad Ali lived during the time of segregation. Muhammad who formally had the name Cassius Clay but changed it later was the first born between his brother. Just like his dad,Ali was a charmer and performed for everyone. Ali won gold in the Rome olympics and that was his first great accomplishment. On February 25, 1964 Muhammad Ali fought heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. Ali successfully defeated Liston and…

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    Boxing controversies have had major effects in the boxing game and forced the boxing association to change rules according to the controversy. One of the controversy called “The Phantom Punch” was about the boxers, Sonny Liston vs Muhammad Ali, for the World Heavyweight title. Liston was dropped by a hook in the first round and many would claim that he wasn’t even touched. Liston later said that he threw the fight to avoid being killed by Muslim extremists, but the punch did land. The…

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    years old, his bike was stolen. Not long after that, a Louisville police officer name Joe Martin started giving boxing lessons to Ali. This was to have a place to channel his anger from the disrespect from white people. Eventually, the Louisville Sponsoring Group helped him to become a professional boxer. His talent and physical strength lead him to be a successful boxer. Such as when he was just 14 years old, he won the 1956 Golden Gloves Tournament and later attended the Golden Gloves…

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    On May 25th 1965 at St.Dominic's Hall in Lewiston Maine, Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston got into the ring for the second time. Liston lost to Ali by KO at 2:12 in round one of fifthteen. Ali caught Liston on the chin with a solid, short, counter right hand over a lazy left jab, “ the phantom punch” causing Liston to collapse to the rings floor. There are people who were there and had witnessed the fight who still to this day, claim that it was a fixed fight. George Chuvalo was ABSOLUTELY…

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    family supported him as well as Martin which help Ali become a fiery individual with great compassion. Learning about the value of morals and hard work will result in achieving life goals. Muhammad Ali would move on to professional boxing and become unlike any other heavyweight boxers. Ali would use his quickness and stamina against his opponents. He would incorporate his character as a person when fighting keeping his hands down daring his opponent to hit him. Muhammad was given his first…

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    was not always on the public's good side. Ali was no rebel, but he was never afraid to give his own opinions and stand up for what he believed in. Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay didn’t have the easiest childhood. Growing up in a segregated America, Clay did his best to stay out of trouble. It was one incident of a stolen bike that sent young Clay on his long journey to becoming the world champion of boxing. When he reported his bike stolen to a local police officer, Joe Elsby Martin,…

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    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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    fights he would even write poetry to scare his opponents declaring what was going to happen during the fight. One of Ali's most famous quotes before a fight was when he said he was going to, "Float like a butterfly, sting like bee." Many people did not like the confident sayings. Some people would pay to watch his fights hoping he would lose. During the 1960s Ali seemed unstoppable. He won just about all of his matches. Most of those wins he won by a knockout. His wins were not just wins. His…

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