Sunday front pages even In Old Czechoslovakia offer a ‘requiem for the Greatest’
“Muhammad Ali was not just Muhammad Ali the greatest, the African-American pugilist; he belonged to everyone,” poet Maya Angelou wrote in the 2001 bookMuhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World. “That means that his impact recognizes no continent, no language, no color, no river, no ocean.”
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A Strange thing happened when Muhammad Ali walked into a Sydney pub in the 1970s
"A man is judged by his enemies, this Ali fellow must be quite a good man indeed." What Muhammad Ali Taught Us About Writing
The Death of the Champ: Muhammad Ali, 1942 – 2016
"Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right."
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine The Hidden History of Muhammad Ali
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Muhammad Ali, the Greatest, Dies at 74 Wall Street Journal. I’m old enough to remember the public uproar when he changed his name to Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali's death inspired print and video tributes by the media that would have been unimaginable when he was world champ, a convert to the Muslim faith and a conscientious objector to Vietnam War military service. Front pages worldwide were vivid. (Poynter) As The New Yorker's David Remnick noted in an impressive early Saturday assessment, "For years, many refused to call him by his new name. 'I pity Clay and abhor what he represents,' the columnist Jimmy Cannon wrote. Even Red Smith, the most respected of all sports columnists, compared Ali to the 'unwashed punks' who dared to march against the war." (The New Yorker)
Muhammad Ali’s death brings champion sportswriters back into the ring
David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker – The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali: “Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no novelist you might name would dare conceive him...