Why do these youngsters all believe Cassius Clay was some kind of elusive, defensive wizard ?

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  1. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    You’re looking at the old Ali in the second half of his career where he didn’t have the feet or movement that he had in his best days and he did absorb early on and take over late, and people who say he didn’t have technical ability, that is a load of rubbish, he wouldn’t’ve still been able to be foreman or Frazier , he used lots of technical ability and ring IQ in the foreman fight
     
  2. UltimateDestroyer

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    Always agreed with this. Ali came off as a racist moron for much of his career and put down Frazier as this uncle Tom. He did get off lightly and gets a free pass because he was 'Ali'.
     
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  3. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ali had some racist beliefs and went too far with his treatment of Frazier

    But I'm almost certain he apologized to Frazier and dropped those beliefs
     
  4. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Your response tells me you are extremely ignorant on this subject. I don't get paid enough to deal with hard headed people who think they know everything.
     
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  5. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He did. He denounced the nation of Islam and became an orthodox Muslim which accepts all races as equals.

    He did apologize to Frazier and Frazier actually cried on camera when speaking about Ali's condition sad that he couldn't enjoy life like a normal person.

    But I guess people in this thread insist on sticking to their narrative.
     
  6. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    Tyson Fury, who is hit far more than prime Ali was, with a much weaker chin is currently hailed as a defensive wizard so there's that contradiction.

    On another note, it makes zero sense to compare the state of race relations in the US in the 60s directly to today with all of the hind sight that is available. Ali was calling out the subservient to try to spark drastic changes to the culturally instilled fear of a black man ruffling the feathers of the mainstream. He has since admitted that he's made mistakes in how he went about it, but referring to Ali as Clay is just a racist dog whistle regardless of your feelings of how Ali conducted himself in an era where blacks were literally treated as less human than everyone else. This is nothing more than a troll thread
     
  7. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Because it is very disrespectful, you just do not like him because he was not a warmongering individual that did not like to kill children and people in Vietnam. All you respect is violence in killing. You are a vile individual, who appears racist in your comments towards Ali. I am ashamed we are from the same race, because I am not like you youngster. The world would be a better place without racism. If I ever get banned, because of my comments I will never return. It would show that the mods who banned me must be like you.
     
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  8. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He is a youngster.
     
  9. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    Im fresh off a 3 week ban for more or less saying the same thing...
     
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  10. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Banning me would prove that these people agree with his statements, the world has never changed. He should be banned too because he antagonizes other posters with his disrespect towards Muhammad Ali. Others have said worst than I and never get banned. They should erase what he post, just like they did to me.
     
  11. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    He called a few opponents “Uncle Tom” throughout his career, Terrell was another. Biggest racist going but as you say it was Ali so it’s not the same
     
  12. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

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    You don’t get paid at all, you fail !:D
     
  13. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

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    I have never once heard Frazier say that he should have fought in Vietnam and died for the country that enslaved him. Do you have any link you can post up?
     
  14. El Gallo Negro

    El Gallo Negro Active Member banned Full Member

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    What did I ever post that was racist? Do you even know what that word means it do you simply throw it around at anyone you disagree with?
     
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  15. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He didn't word it that way, but yes in his own biography he stated he believed Ali should have gone to Vietnam. I'm surprised you aren't aware of this.

    It was part of the reason he didn't respect Ali.
     
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