Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

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1965-05-25 : Sonny Liston 215¼ lbs lost to Muhammad Ali 206 lbs by KO at 2:12 in round 1 of 15 1965-05-25 : Sonny Liston 215¼ lbs lost to Muhammad Ali 206 lbs by KO at 2:12 in round 1 of 15

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away at age 74, family spokesperson says.

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  1. I was never a fan, but he did a lot for civil rights and his passing made me sad.

    1. I was never a big boxing fan either, but Muhammad Ali and what he stood for–standing up for his convictions even when it wasn’t popular, made an indelible impression on my young mind.

      1. We need people like that in the world!

  2. I believe (and I may be wrong–I often am 😆) he was still Cassius Clay during this spectacular fight with Sonny Liston. I have all these thoughts about how his transformation into Mohammed Ali propelled the Black Power and Black Muslim movements, but my thoughts are still organizing themselves…I’d like to hear yours.

    “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

  3. Actually, he changed his name in 1964, when he joined the Nation of Islam, before he fought Sonny Liston.

    1. Thanks, Lynette! I really appreciate your work here on your blog. You give me what to think about.

      1. Thank you. I appreciate your comments. You’ve helped me quite a bit with unique perspective–being a psychologist and having been a victim. You were the first person that told me about being a truth teller which most scapegoats, you said, are. Thanks. So, keep it coming.

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