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270 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 19 years ago by dimension

Do you think the only reason that Muhammad Ali is considered the greatest is because he was arrogant enough to say it all the time himself?

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19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 7:42:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think there were/are better boxers than ali.. i dont consider him the greatest
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 7:44:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
He was very confident and backed up everything he ever said. There were no better boxers while Ali was the champion.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 8:39:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
he had the character
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 8:45:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't call it "arrogance," exactly. Just showmanship.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/13/03 - 8:46:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^^ That is agreeable.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/11/03 - 11:26:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Man who eva wrote this question is tryen to bring the black man down for once its a black person on top and you gotta question his ability...No dont try it !!
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/11/03 - 2:47:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think he was the greatest *heavyweight* boxer of all time. He reigned during a time of many great heavyweights, when boxing was still among the very top choices for aspiring athletes, particularly Black athletes in a pre-Civil Rights Era. If anything, his showmanship detracts from his actual greatness in the ring because it was so large itself.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/30/03 - 5:19:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
here's a direct quote, for what it's worth: "I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest." -Muhammad Ali
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/30/03 - 5:20:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
The point wasn't that he said it,the point was that unlike 99% of the people who say things,he was actually able to back it all up,every last statement.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/30/03 - 5:23:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
The thing about Ali is he fought them all. Foreman, Frazier, Norton and many others. Thats what makes him the greatest. Too many fighters today run from the comp. or wait for big money.
19 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/23/03 - 3:02:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
That wasn't all he had to say. Very clever man.
19 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/23/03 - 3:05:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with Trips. It was the fact that he talked sh*t, and then went out and did it.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 11:20:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure. I am not into boxing. I will say that if you say something enough times and you believe it, you can make it happen.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 11:22:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
He was the greatest, and as such is allowed to refer to himself as the greatest.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 10/10/03 - 11:37:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Just like I'm the coolest, and thus, I'm allowed to say it!! Mwahahahahaha! Ha? *sighs, glances around sadly, and walks away*
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 5/17/04 - 2:53:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ali was considered the best fighter of his his time there was sonny liston, floyd patterson, ken norton, george foreman, joe fraizer, ...... its a long list of hall of fame fighters that couldnt handle he was the best without saying it, not to mention what he did for boxings popularity

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