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    This is proven when Muhammad Ali has total confidence going into both his fights against Liston and Foreman and beats them both even though he is the underdog. Ali also proves that a single person can transform everyone’s perspective by just having self-confidence in themselves and their choices. When a person has the strength to stay true to…

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    Essay On Muhammad Ali

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    Muhammad Ali made a difference in the world and his career was a big part in him doing so, he stood his ground for his religion, he gave hope to the black community… including Africa, and he changed history in the sport of boxing. Muhammad Ali had a lot of power and it wasn’t only in his fist. Muhammad Ali didn’t start out as being Muhammad Ali his real name was Cassius Marcellus Clay. That is his family name and he wasn’t proud of it because that was his slave name given to his ancestors by…

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    Muhammad Ali Legacy

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    “Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee ahhhh! Rumble, young man rumble ahhhh!” Those were the words echoed time and time again from Cassius Clay and his corner man David Brown. Better known as Muhammad Ali, he has a legacy of being the greatest fighter whoever lived. Muhammad Ali has a career record of 56 wins, 5 losses, and 37 knockouts. Just a kid from a southern town of Louisville, Kentucky, raised in a normal middle class family where he and his brother were expected to either work or go…

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    In modern culture love is understood by the most people to be an intense feeling of affection, desire, or goodwill. However, while love is a largely universal experience, love is understood very differently on an individual level and is influenced by culture, personal experience, and historical influence. One of the pillars of Western civilization is the Greco-Roman tradition, which provides the basis for the bulk of humanity’s understanding of love in all aspects, and influences the…

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    25, 1965. My picture captured the historic event of the 1965 heavyweight championship title match between muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. Ali is standing over Sonny as he says “Get up and fight, sucker!”. The most bizarre thing about the picture is the fact that Sonny was projected to win the fight, but Ali had other plans, under two minutes into the fight Ali had knocked Sonny out…

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    Muhammad Ali Influence

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    the criticism he received, he defeated the police chief of Fayetteville, Tunney Hunsaker, in his first ever professional match (Velen). Eighteen victories later, Clay battled Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship, in a real David and Goliath situation. Despite being the underdog, Clay still attempted to provoke Liston, by calling him a “big, ugly bear”. He also said one of the most memorable quotes of all time: “float like a butterfly, and sting like a bee” (“Muhammad Ali's Impact on…

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    People loved him because of his skills and incredible speed. He defeated a boxer from Poland and won the light heavyweight gold metal. He was proclaimed as an American hero. In 1963 he won British heavyweight champion by then 1964 he won over Sonny Liston and became the heavyweight champion of the world. Al decided to join the black Muslim group in 1964. Before he called himself Muhammad Ali he named his self “Cassius X”. Ali refused to help in Vietnam war because of his beliefs as Muslim he was…

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    Missouri State Prison Report

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    The Missouri State Penitentiary was the second largest prison in the nation. It was very harsh and the other inmates were criminals. They were there for murder, theft, and lots of other horrible things. The inmates were cruel to each other and hated the guards. There were lots of different people there for many different reasons. There were even famous criminals there. In 1954 there was a riot that broke out and was chaos. There were people that escaped from here. There is a lot of history that…

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    Swarmer Research Paper

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    Styles make the fights that is what boxing promoters always say when they choose two fighters to encounter each other in the ring. A boxer's repertoire, speed, ferociousness, capability to yield a punch, and persona determines the style. Boxing styles are more instinct than a learned feature. Once someone boxes more and more they will find themselves suiting into one of the four styles swarmer, slugger, boxer, and a boxer-puncher. First, the swarmer is a relentless aggressor with a strong chin…

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    One of the reasons Muhammad Ali has the greatest impact on society and culture is because of his impact on boxing. As Ali became relevant in boxing, he showed everyone a new style of fighting, both inside and outside the ring. Inside the ring, Ali brought his “ballet-like grace as well as his flashy ‘Ali Shuffle,’” the way Ali moved his feet back and forth (“Muhammad Ali”). Ali also developed a technique of fighting called “Rope-a-Dope,” where he leaned up against the ropes to allow his opponent…

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