Happy Birthday, #MuhammadAli! “Consider his record: He fought 138 bouts as an amateur, starting when he was 12, won 130 and lost eight. It took him just four years to thrash all the ranking pros. Those he didn’t KO cold he magicked out — bewildered them with his feet and graceful defensive choreography, forever quickstepping to his left, his left hand dangling low, inviting the other sucker to try, just try and mess his pretty puss, seductive and tempting, flirting with the sucker, daring him to get aggravated enough and foolhardy enough to wade in and try and nail him. And then, so fast the sucker never saw it coming, Cassius would unleash a combination of jabs and hooks and stingers. ‘I’m something’ new. I’m a pretty fighter. There ain’t never been a fighter as pretty as me. There ain’t never been a fighter that had my speed, and my grace.’” From the March 18th, 1971 issue of Rolling Stone.

Happy Birthday, #MuhammadAli! “Consider his record: He fought 138 bouts as an amateur, starting when he was 12, won 130 and lost eight. It took him just four years to thrash all the ranking pros. Those he didn’t KO cold he magicked out — bewildered them with his feet and graceful defensive choreography, forever quickstepping to his left, his left hand dangling low, inviting the other sucker to try, just try and mess his pretty puss, seductive and tempting, flirting with the sucker, daring him to get aggravated enough and foolhardy enough to wade in and try and nail him. And then, so fast the sucker never saw it coming, Cassius would unleash a combination of jabs and hooks and stingers. ‘I’m something’ new. I’m a pretty fighter. There ain’t never been a fighter as pretty as me. There ain’t never been a fighter that had my speed, and my grace.’” From the March 18th, 1971 issue of Rolling Stone.

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