With the passing of Muhammad Ali on June 3 at the age of 74, the world lost one of the greatest athletes and cultural figures of modern times. As just a sidenote to his extraordinary life, he also happened to be the inspiration for one of America’s most hallowed underdog sports movies, which was based in part on one of his bouts.
While Liam Neeson may well have ‘a very particular set of skills’, they still paled next to those of the legendary Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at the age of 74. “He was my hero from when I was a young amateur boxer, and schoolboy, back in Ireland.
Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who has died at the age of 74, was so much more than a great sporting icon. His larger than life persona, outspoken self-confidence and uncompromising personal beliefs made him one of the most renowned, influential Americans of the 20th century.
“You think the world was surprised when Nixon resigned? Just wait till I whip George Foreman’s behind…”