Muhammad Ali, boxing legend and cultural icon, dies

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    Muhammad Ali, boxing legend and cultural icon, dies

    CBS News June 4, 2016, 12:35 AM
    Last Updated Jun 4, 2016 1:06 AM EDT

    Muhammad Ali, a three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who became a cultural icon, died at age 74 after a a brief hospitalization, a spokesman confirmed early Saturday.

    "Muhammad Ali's funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, KY," spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a statement. "The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and support and asks for privacy at this time."............................
     
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    He is a legend. He will be remembered as a timeless champion.

    RIP.
     
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    RIP.

    But I personally think he was overrated. No doubt a good fighter, but overrated.
     
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    KOCHI: Unbelievable! Shocking! Embarrassing! A stunned Kerala, even beyond the shores of the Arabian Sea, reacted on those lines to Sports Minister E P Jayarajan's statement, terming Muhammad Ali as the son of 'God's Own Country.'

    If Ali was a colossal sporting personality, even more colossal, perhaps, was the blunder that burst out of Jayarajan's mouth on Saturday while speaking to a television channel that sought his response to the death of Ali.

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    Photo Courtesy: Facebook via E P Jayarajan
    "I just came to know of the news that Muhammad Ali died in America. He was an eminent personality in the sports field of Kerala. He won gold medal and was able to raise Kerala’s fame sky-high globally," said Jayarajan in all earnestness.
    While those listening to the news broadcast rubbed their eyes and ears in disbelief, others who came to know about the gaffe hit the search buttons on their computers to verify the statement - viral on the virtual world by then.

    Others called up the particular media group to ensure that the video was real. Such was the disbelief created by the Sports Minister of a state that prides itself for its sporting passion.

    The sporting fraternity, while expressing angst at both Ali's death and the minister's horror moment, rolled over in sarcasm at the development."It is shocking to hear that our Sports Minister does not know about someone as famous as Muhammad Ali. It is also a sad reflection of the state of affairs of sports in the state," said an Olympian, who did not want to be named.Everyone could not be expected to know of a certain former Olympic and world boxing champion.

    But a senior functionary of a political party that swears by the rights of the common man failing to recognise a civil rights activist who championed the coloured people's fight for dignity is beyond comprehension.

    "It is embarrassing to note that our Sports Minister makes such comments. Particularly, given that Muhammad Ali was much more than just a boxing champion. It would be better if Kerala had a person more knowledgeable about sports as minister," said a top administrator.

    Meanwhile, sources close to Jayarajan said it was an inadvertent error by the minister who was focused on other important matters when the particular channel rang him up.But the public in Kerala is certainly not buying that clarification if the trolls and comments in the social media are any indication.
     
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    Ali was the most handsome black ever born. His daughter, Laila Ali, also a professional boxer had the looks of a ramp model but chose this bloody sport and disfigured her pretty face.
     
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    Jayarajan should be sacked for making such ignorant comments.
     
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    Huh? Who said that? Actually in terms of perfect dimensions of facial features, denzel Washington is.

    Also, check this out.



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    Adios .
     
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    RIP a true legend and the greatest boxer ever.
     
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    We should not consider his political/social views while judging his boxing prowess.

    As for Jews they too have evil individuals among them. (East India Company,ownership of brothels in British cantonments in India and world over.) Google this.
     
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    An interesting comment which may explain the controversy.

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    @Jeswin: Dears, It's a mistake. He actually taught Mohammed Sali- Olympian (Football) from Kerala, and Gold medalist (1st Delhi ASIAD).

    And again it's just after the news comes about Boxer-Mohammed Ali dies, and he was on traveling while he receive call from tv reporter.

    We Keralite accept his mistake, and proud of his memory about Mohammed Sali (Kottayam Sali) the first Olympian- footballer from kerala.


    http://www.ndtv.com/kerala-news/min...minent-sports-personality-from-kerala-1415525
     
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    Is it right then to generalise all Jews? Is it right to blame all black problems on whites? So all blacks are innocent?

    He wasn't perfect. Neither were his boxing skills. I repeat, he was overrated.

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    R.I.P. to him.
    :pray::pray:
    BTW, I've been facing pakis who think that Ali was a pakistani fighter. :lol:
    Probably, they think they have copyrights on Muslims. :p
     
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    A very convenient excuse. I can point out Mohd. Sali is a Malayasian footballer of international fame.
     
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    Why bring Pakistan into this? :frusty:
     

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