Originally Posted by Saltzy
Ali was very disrepectful to Archie Moore as well. He embarassed an old man and Archie told him the same thing would happen to him, and sure enough it did. Ali was a great fighter but a terrible person IMO
that's a one-dimensional evaluation of muhammad ali. he punished archie moore and floyd patterson, even ernie terrell, but he also refused to be apart of an effort that would result in the killing of southeast asians, and even gave up his prime years to do so. there are way too many aspects of ali's life that have to be considered in any evaluation of what side of the moral spectrum he stood on as a person.