Muhammad Ali Quotes That Tell You Exactly Why You Shouldn't Mess With The Greatest
To realise what champions are made of, one needs to know about a technique
Muhammad Ali invented on the suggestion of his boxing photographer, George
Kalinsky, in his famous 1974 'Rumble in the jumble' battle against George
Foreman. He would lie against the rope in a protected stance, inviting the
opponent to have a go at him, providing only enough counter to make sure the
referee didn't end the match via technical knockout. The master tactician would
then wait until his opponent was worn out, and start making mistakes. That's
when he'd actually begin his fight, floating like a butterfly, stinging harder
than a bee. The greatest's 'Rope-a-dope', as the move went on to be known as,
can still be seen being put into practice by a generation of boxers that
followed, including Manny Pacquiao, Micky Ward, and even Floyd Mayweather.
His battles would begin much before the actual fight. Known for his perfect
technique and lightning speed, Muhammad Ali perhaps is, the sporting world's
greatest icon. And his quotes, perhaps as legendary as he is, made the phenomena
that Ali has been for youngsters across the world.
1. On Olympic success.