Muhammad Ali, R.I.P.
“The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth”
“I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong. No Viet Cong ever called me nigger.”
“I buy a lot of bullets . . . with the money they take from me after my fights.”
Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali, died today. He was a champion boxer and a brave man.
He refused conscription into the Vietnam War, was framed up on false draft evasion charges and stripped of his world heavyweight boxing championship. In 1971 the US Supreme Court overturned his false conviction.
Stripped of four years of athletic prime by a corrupt US government, Ali returned to the ring and re-won the championship. He won the championship three times and is considered the best boxer of all time, even eclipsing Joe Louis.