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Fundraising campaign seeks to reopen Muhammad Ali museum
"Campaign has been launched. It's an effort to raise money to renovate and reopen a museum. It Mohammed Ali's childhood home in Louisville, W. D. R V. TV reports organizers are working to raise $5.8 million for the project. The museum says the money would go towards building a welcome center in making building improvements. The tribute to the late boxing legend opened in May of 2016 but closed the following year due to financial issues. We'll get
Interview with Calvin Baker
"Talk A lot about Colin. Kaepernick who of course has become far more than an athlete and more than any athlete of his generation has become super politicizing talk about how sports is a narrative of nationhood and definitely think that you could write eight the story of modern America on his last Assi What What do you? What do you? What are you? What are you thinking about? Colin Kaepernick. I think he's great. I think the truth almost didn't come to light. They. They suppress it for so long and so long and so long I think that it is. Emblematic of what's going on the country as a whole where you have this man and expressing is. Liberal belief. and. Becomes a lightly We tell ourselves we're in the twenty th century were everything is so diverse, and then you see what a lightning rod that becomes for. White. Anger. Someone expressing pride who is but also like. You can't kill black. That's radical athlete baboots how that's That's where we really are that. You can't say. Retaliates tally is wrong. Those are the hard enforces of racism, which I which I can chew colonialism in larger forces and patterns. How advanced how might and can the society be if you if it's if it's controversial as it was in that moment? Thankfully it's I think. As this moves forward. He's becoming raise established himself as one of a line of. Athletic spokespersons yet if you go back on tradition begins. Muhammad Ali's or the world and the Jim Brown's the world who's as like Oh as black versus one of the few people who is allowed any sort of visible Jackie Robinson in different. S. And that's end. And then he became corporate. Right. But the happiest people's right night. I talked about Jim Brown on the NFL who made the decision to leave NFL. After A manhood battle with art modell whose the owner Cleveland browns and direct line and one of the things on everything. We think we're saying there's historical precedent for it and the function and the horses ourselves. Insane. And so right. You look at that the and you look at what's happening feeling I'm not the first person. Say This I long chop wanted to contextualized story. And also like yeah. Camp is doing civil rights work. In the resistance that he faces shows you how much of this country is still against the most basic expression of civil rights what do you? What do you make of? The NFL along with the NBA? WNBA. Others. The institutions of sport have seemed to have come around to say you know we're going to embrace black lives matter. We're going to plastered all over the field or the court wear whatever you want. Neil. However, you want like you know we're fully supportive of the movement and yet gaps still doesn't have a job. So he still sacrificed his dream. Surely, it was his childhood dream that he achieved And then had that taken away chose to go after something bigger, and now that the the sports world, the NFL in particular has come around to his side of things. He is still left out which for so many of us for you to. ADDS a hypocritical sheen to all of it. I mean, I don't know I can't fully embrace what the NFL is doing until he is welcome back into the fold in a serious way. I mean, one of the. made the final cut I. Don't remember off the top of my head but wasn't Michael Vick can chilidog and still have A. Job in Colin Kaepernick, can't say. Shoot people. And not have a job. That's what I think. First of all the NFL. Lost me just I mean. There are a lot like their lot of sports. I. Love. I. Love Sports is you know and but there's always another sport and league baseball loss during steroids. Haven't been back. Haven't really looked back. I might watch catch on the corner of my eye, the barbershop every once in a while. The NFL. Because they are so far on what you say what you think the man like Avenue you know Muhammad, Ali's spent. Eighteen months in jail for Kosovo Vietnam War. I don't remember how much. Much of the baby actually did. Athletic careers. sports and they end when you're still a young individual with a lot of life ahead and as you read it as Jim Brown realize can't stop. By many miles at. And right the dream of NFL would it looks like it might be over I hope that it's eventually someone will give him a shot maybe but. And will air. We'll find the next stream. Nets like life purpose. That's always the challenge of being an athlete. It happened to him in a prematurely it's not fair but he's shown himself to be larger than that lead
Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race
"Actor Regina king puts on her director's hat and introduces her film one night in Miami about a young Muhammad Ali to the Oscar race it was quite the film takes place after the twenty two year old the heavyweight champion Sonny Liston it's a fictional account of a conversation between the boxer who later became Mohammed Ali and Malcolm X. Jim Brown and Sam Cooke who discussed inequality look at racism against them and how to use their celebrity is changing Regina king says it also speaks to what's happening today with the
Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race
"Actor Regina king puts on her director's hat and introduces her film one night in Miami about a young Muhammad Ali to the Oscar race it was quite the film takes place after the twenty two year old the heavyweight champion Sonny Liston it's a fictional account of a conversation between the boxer who later became Mohammed Ali and Malcolm X. Jim Brown and Sam Cooke who discussed inequality look at racism against them and how to use their celebrity is changing Regina king says it also speaks to what's happening today with the police killings of black people we have this opportunity or chit to use our art and in in a powerful way the film stars out as hostile as the autumn junior Kingsley Ben Adir and he like all right as Cassius clay I'm Julie Walker
Why Tom Seaver Is The Greatest Met Ever
"People perhaps too young to have seen it and to have lived through it. How would you put into words what Tom Seaver meant to baseball and particularly in New York in the late sixties and the seventies? Well. He's the greatest met ever and there is not a close second. He's for me one of the ten greatest pitchers of all time when you look at his wins, his era and his strikeouts, the only pitcher in history that can match those numbers is Walter Johnson whose regularly considered the greatest. Of all time top seaver struck out ten batters in a row that is still a major league record and they were the last ten hitters of the game showing how strong he was at the end Greenie I was twelve years old when he pitched the mets to the world championship in nineteen, sixty nine it was absolutely breathtaking to watch a pitcher who threw that hard with that kind of precision and the way he threw that back news to drag against the ground. He was so big and he was so strong. He was Tom Terrific in every way he was he was like a superhero in my youth. I grew up in New York and I wasn't met Fan, but you couldn't not not only admire him but you're almost all of him. He became almost mythical figure you can. We talk about that a little bit not not just how great pitcher he was the numbers tell you that story but just what he meant in an even larger sense than that, how would you put that into words? Well he was so much a celebrity in New York because he was so smart he was. So worldly, he did the New York Times Crossword puzzle every day and apparently nobody did it better than he did and he never took himself too seriously Dick Schaap told this great story one night that Dick arranged a party out with a bunch of people, a bunch of writers and a bunch of celebrities. And among the celebrities were Muhammad, Ali and Tom Seaver and through the night went along alley. Brilliant Mad. But not a great baseball fan whispered to Tom seaver which newspaper do you work for Anti seaver like burst out in laughter that's how great he was at understanding his place and everything he said that what he retired, he wanted to become an artist, but he wasn't good enough to be an artist. But boy was he a great great baseball player who captured a town at the perfect
Artist Bruce Sulzberg on painting Rafael Nadal
"Welcome to the tennis dot. Com Pot guest. I'm one of your host. Nina Pantic joined in this episode by my co host. Irena Falconi! Hey, guys! How's it going? And we have a very interesting episode of everyone today we are with the owner artists of cells media. Fine Arts Bruce Cells Bruce Welcome thank you, thank you so much for having me. Bruce? Do you have a very interesting story? I don't think a lot of people know it has to do with Ross doll. You don't usually have artists on our show, so that's why this is very unique and special you wanNA. Tell everyone story when it comes to tennis. Even if you're not a player or coach or tournament organizer, so let's start with you know where you are in the world during this quarantine and how your life is going these days, it's been very interesting. Interesting just like I would say probably ninety nine point. Nine percent of the world is trying to figure out what the hell you're. GonNa do during his time. you know the one fortunate part about it as being an artist, I've been locked in the studio painting new paintings and working with different ideas and working with RAF and his team Carlos Costa to figure out new and inventive ways to drive in bill business and do things that we are currently not used to doing. So it's been. It's been a wild interesting two months of figuring that out. What's your interest level tenants? Do you play? How did you get into this? US Fascinating I'm actually one of those weird concoctions of I'm an artist athletes so I was a big time athlete. As a kid played eight years of Baseball's all-star in baseball play basketball. I was all star in basketball. Basketball led me. Tennis I was a basketball player. Freshmen in highschool and kind of got into. An argument with my coach basically just decided to leave basketball. And I picked up a tennis racket and I had just. It was a natural thing for me to do. And before I knew I, had a professional coach, and my coach was played played on the tour and played John McEnroe. He saw me play and before I knew I was training with some of the best players in northern, California. And so I played high school career. played college and I still train. I still training a tribe while afford the pandemic I was out there every week. just started getting back out there about a week ago when they released the courts, but tennis is definitely in. My jeans had so much, so that my son plays college tennis. I'm actually had a scholarship to Chapman University as I used to play and made teams freshman, and he's also coach now, too, so and even though he still in college, but yes, definitely in my blood and strange enough. Raw Molly the owner of art encounter. That is my distributor. It turns out the way that we got this deal with him. Was He was tennis player in his whole family's sex players, and when he saw the original painting that I did have all sprouted in hadn't seen them in years we. She just freaked out. Saying Oh my God. This is unbelievable what I told him. I have five hundred signed by the dog himself. Personally and myself and we did a whole thing back in the day. When we have this painting, he's like. Nope, that's it. We're going to do something, so it's been a very unique tennis story all the way around. I can honestly say I think it's been a while that I've actually heard someone say that. They're both an athlete an artist. When was When was the moment where you're figured out like? Wow, I actually have a knack for this whole painting thing. That was easier. I I was asking rg by the time. I was five six seven years old. My parents had me in special school. Special Art schools and You know it was something that they noticed when I was one years old that I can draw and I'd actually kept first painting I drawing than I ever did when I was one and They just knew my dad was artist. He never followed that trade. Actually went into corporate business, but my dad is very artistic used to do paintings. So I kind of had that gene in me. And I just knew at a very early age. That was what I was going to do my life. We hear so much about young athletes figuring out their skill set at a young young age at like three, four five, and to see that art is very similar as interesting for those who don't know the story Bruce is the owner of Salzburg Media Fine Arts, a broad range of professional sports team three. Of National. International athletes he got three D work of Rafa. Nadal for those are not watching this on video. It's behind him, but it's also going to be a link in our episode information. He's also got artwork of Muhammad. Ali Michael Jordan Prince. Fielder Dirk Nowitzki. Irk Nowitzki I'm not a basketball person. I'm sorry. Most importantly. It's the tennis painting that we're really here to talk about, and it's Three D. art, so I want to start with what is three art. What's the process for making an artwork like this before we get into the Roth story? This was very unique idea. That I came up with lean back in nineteen, ninety five, I was doing my very first art show at the New York our next on back in those days that was the largest art show in the world. Everything was painter of any place anywhere was there exhibiting in was at the Jacob Javits in New York City, so as massive and I back then you the jury to get in so jury to get an shared a booth with another artist, and when I was there, all brought was abstract paintings on canvas, because that's what I was painting at the Time Big Love Klee Miro. Picasso, that was kind of backroom basically, and we've been in the show for five days and insult. Damn painting and I told. My My. Fiance at the time in my mom was there with me. I gotTa Take I. Just need to go walk the show and I said. You know if I'm going to do anything in my life I've got to figure out how to do something that no one has ever done and for some reason and it's time. My Dad owned art gallery. Very very successful one back in San Francisco. East Bay and I just something popped in my head. work on glass. Just a glass on the second I got home I started Phil around layers of plexiglas and low and behold. That's how it was born I. Just we just figured out how to frame it how to do the whole thing in. One, doing where usually as an artist you paying on one level is a canvas most most of the time. You're just doing everything on that level of what I wanted to do with cigarette how to take a look at an image of a painting in break it up and put different parts of each of painting on glass, and then use spicer's to separate them, so there's space in between each layer. You get that natural three d look with no gimmicks, no anything no lighting. It's all based on different layers and different perspectives, so that's how it was born and. The risk on history.
Floyd family attorney says charge against officer should be upgraded to first-degree murder
"Well and I've been talking for days now about the the tragedy of the death of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer who held him down for eight minutes shot by the neck and he eventually lost his life and that man has now been charged with third degree murder second degree voluntary met involuntary manslaughter people are looking for more even possibly first degree murder I was listening to the the Florida attorney today talking on national television and discussing a number of things concerning the case and how they believe there may be some well premeditated aspects of this case but the reason I'm bringing it up on the sports show we'll get to that in a moment I have Greg dial is who is on the disk gets to the pitch for news line who happens to be an attorney at law and I I think it's very important that we don't lose sight of the story in Pittsburgh last night tragically we felt some of that violence that continues to spread from coast to coast am tomorrow night in my program I'll be talking in pretty much opening the phone lines between eight and ten and giving you a chance to voice your opinion and we all will on KDKA radio over the next couple of days but the thing that I really took away without watching Margaret o'brien talked to the mayor of Atlanta of course as I mentioned talk to the attorney for the Floyd family talking to other people like Melvin Carter the mayor of J. Paul Minneapolis if this is a story that is polarize our nation especially in the midst of this pandemic but when you think of calling Capranica those are people of color in sports and what they have done to stand up for the black race and minorities many NBA players were actually involved in these protests some of them returned to Atlanta where they grew up to to speak their mind and be a part of a peaceful protest that obviously turn very the ugly with a lot of violence there's been discussion of anarchist a white supremacist if you will who have rolled into various towns to ignite these fires literally and these horrible Ryan said for the most part many people but we're going to be peaceful protest so Greg the reason I want to talk to you as far as athletes this is nothing new I've seen Jim Brown and many others Kareem Abdul Jabbar Mohammed Ali obviously spent most of his life fighting for civil rights this is just such a very bad time in our country's history my question to you is when you think about what happened to Mr Floyd and there are many great law enforcement officers out there but one thing is for sure when you're dealing with many athletes many of them of the black race this is a concern into something has been a part of the sports world is a part of all of our lives and I think that we owe at least a segment or two because of your legal background and your sports background to talk about it and again no one ever thought that this would be the story that would kind of replace this pandemic even in the midst of the pandemic and it's a shame that it's come down to this but there's no way that you go anywhere right now in this region or any television station running radio station or a newspaper you pick up that this is not the story good morning good morning robin unfortunately it's really not a good morning I I wish there were different things to talk about generally enough for you guys you know I usually come in with some happy new year for you in the mornings but it it just feels like there's something gone wrong that the world is off its axis or something but but there's just seems to be more more bad news each and every day but we'll get through this we we are hearty people and we'll figure it out and and we actually you man elements need to be able to to figure out ways to pass these things out but it's very difficult and it's hard for for me a white man to to be able to express a what's the the people of all colors are experiencing in our country right now because I I'm not listed but but I do have your clients and friends said no we can't have a conversation about and try to figure out ways whereas the people that we can go forward and and you know put all these differences a lady somehow some way but but boy it's really just off for a sound doesn't seem like there's any kind of logical or reasonable way to proceed because the patch things up you know as I was watching the face the nation program I must tell you I really was torn whether or not I should bring it up again after spending the majority of the last couple of days talking about it and will over the next couple of days despite us having a June second primary it will be the topic of conversation during the open talk portion of my programs right through Wednesday night in some of the folks that I have scheduled for political purposes are perfect because a lot of folks are tying the political aspect as far as from local government to state government a national government it's all leading up to this June second primary so the timing is there but I just wish it was something else that I was discussing but I said to myself you know listen I've always been one to try to take the high road and have a peaceful outlook and not really try to stir the pot but this is something there's really struck me personally because of watching that video and obviously having many people in law enforcement of color and yes of course many of them are dear friends I understand that they too are frustrated because of what happened in Minnesota with this police officer all I can say is this growing up even in the turbulent civil rights era of the sixties the one thing that always brought people together especially on the playground in the neighborhood was sports and then I saw some of my sports heroes like Muhammad Ali my all time favorite also Jim Brown in there another scream of dole Jabbar who always stood up and spoke out but I must tell you it's just so sad to see something that is happening of this nature in twenty twenty that I experienced during the height of the civil rights watching the nightly news with Walter Cronkite seeing the black and white film footage of the fire hoses turned on young black teenagers attack dogs police dogs if you will that were put into that mode because that was the command they were given it's just hard to believe that we have evolved so many decades later we're sports's evolve where in the world now without sports we lost a hundred thousand people in this country and counting when it comes to the pandemic and this is on the front page and no matter how you look at it is just flat out sad to think we have not come that very far since Martin Luther king walked this earth and lost his life because of his fight for civil rights it almost makes you feel like robbery we haven't come anywhere you know we we're we're right back to where we started in the sixties in it is so sad to to have to be in a situation where where in hello to our address like that the only way they can can express those the end it is these were mostly protests that were peaceful in and well deserved and then they turn crazy because of outside sources apparently and no one knows for sure but it seems that that especially in Pittsburgh this was not something that was driven by the peaceful protests that started out in that that's bigger shame of it all in and I'm hoping that there is some way to find these people that came in there that that tried to incite the violence to to get to a point where we can catch them and get them off the street there's no place in our world you know Greg and I don't know if it's because when we were raised in one of the things that I've been stressing to my audience and I have been through it all I've been through rose Jonny Gammage obviously going back to the nineties up with Rodney king I have been on the radio talking about all of these things and how tragic they are and hoping that they would stop just like the school shootings that I go back to nineteen ninety nine covering the Columbine case the thing that I have come to believe it is all about what you can do teaching your children about how this is not how you act do not treat people of a different color race nationality religious belief other than how you want to be treated that's the way you and I were both raised in I'm not looking for us to get a gold star or a Pat on the back but you have to know is I know the way we grew up weather was on the basketball court or the classroom or just spending it time at home eating something that our parents prepare force and you looked across the table many times that person was black and I never looked at it any other way than just that a friend of mine enjoying a moment whether it be in school in that classroom or on that basketball court or on that of field of athletics and I think we become so isolated not just because of this pandemic but the world that we live in today that people have lost sight as far as what they need to do and how they should be raising their children and more importantly something that I've always thought was healthy a healthy mix of people from all walks of life we we need to get back to that if we want to survive this and move forward and be a healthier nation not so much for you and I but for your daughters and my children and generations to come yeah I can't agree with you more there has to be a way to figure this out there investors are seemingly every time an issue or an engine that comes up like this we often dialogue began everybody just kind of goes back to their quarters in as if it were a boxing ring what okay yeah we had these conversations but nothing gets accomplished you're nothing gets fixed and then you have another incident where were some law enforcement in the Milan in an attack on law enforcement you know they they're there for the better part of on everyone and probably more than ninety nine point nine percent all law enforcement officers in doing the right thing but the house in in increments and issue like this that seemingly are happening in the weekly Robinson it is these issues come up or that they go along if someone acts in a way
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Tha Boxing Voice
"Muhammad Ali finished his Career and got recognized outside of the Ring Justice and jobs His life may he rest in peace and made him A legendary figure an african-american community back to the callers. Ladies and gentlemen we going onto Steve Chicago talk to us. Yeah what's up? Good Morning? Good Morning Steve. Yeah I don't even want to entertain this conversation because there's so many negative things you could say about fury. I Dunno if we wanted to get into that. They say is one of the other callers. When he was comparing the generation of fighters. I do agree with what he says. Power as the training and the Diet and you have a much better athletes to date and you did way back then but the only thing is this generation. You're going to have the stigma of the. Pd's okay so we all know who's doing these PD's the testing is all bullshit. Most of it's crap. You don't know who's doing test and how they're doing the testing. There's no you know you kind of saying like this generation royal and always will have the stigma of these. Pd's but to say that the athlete is a better advocate because of the strength ambition. They do and the Diet. They do this kind of times. He was saying you know Maybe Party. Drunk and stuff like that you know so. I agree with that that the athlete is a better athlete today. If he's talked with the athlete off you know thirty forty years ago but the only speak with these. Pd's and that's all. I got stay. Thanks for calling in. We're going out to Geddy Harlem. What up at work. Yeah Yeah Man. I live in August brothers. Good morning how are you so fast? You Ain't good morning less. Bless your You know I'm a mobile Schiller. Real confident man. I'm glad you heard what you got to hear. I'm glad you you know you see why aaliyah's degraded and And I I really Pretty much it man you we we. We just can't make comparisons to Ali. Demand is not a not necessary. You know like tracer allow Tyson favor to have his own legacy which he's building He still working on a he. Still gotTa get past while you know so Again we know why Ali degraded due to your all right Iran. All right so we got At Jemaine New Jersey all. I think it's difficult to compare Tom. Man is truly is I will say this Tyson. Furry there's no way Hollywood ever not fight Ortiz. There's no way he would be a right. Not Fight dealing away they would. There's no way he would be in this ever and not fight all those guys like the middle of the road and that time for the best of the best so you got to see who was actually the middle of the road and who was actually the best of the best like you. Just don't know ever I and some of it is politics with you would never have all these I'm not fighting Ortiz. Even like get the fuck outta here Bro. Night let's cut the bullshit. There's no way he could still but Ali outside ring door with the nascent Islam Malcolm X. And all that Dum Dum yesterday. You said some wild shit about South Africa I am a stolen in about black coach on black banks There's no way anybody will look at made of in this country if they came back with guns and say. Yo they want they win and call them races so you have white people in South Africa apartheid happened. My door children would bother murder and killed industries so black buck land back in South Africa. Who gives a fuck and fuck rates going on? Stop the Boston. Don't don't compare like don't ever talk about that. You really don't know plus champ let me just add two cents to two quick. 'cause I ray Suarez very delicate So you so the people that are suffering the white people that are suffering now. They're paying for their ancestors. Since is it okay. Still for that oppression to be upon them. Domini Domini apartheid wasn't wasn't four hundred years ago only to land six hundred years ago. That's not what people live. Who children were murdered in the streets doing that. Like what are we saying? What are you sell? It don't mean what's we'll talk off off air buddies we can. We can kick bye-bye pick my poison. This this is where they sold the land. I'm glad I go me. That's why I'm I understand why you call it. You can put racing black people together just doesn't match up. There's a reason why Haiti Do me that. They're still going through health when they fought for their freedom because right white racism extensive breach across all continents right now those they can put sanctions on the whole country and not have them get what they deserve. They can fight everybody else can fight for their freedom for black people do it as a fucking issue. We're not gonNa let you eat. We're not GONNA starve you out like come on. W. Racism is a totally different Moscow at amount jemaine burnt this boomerang and we're going to brandon in Cincinnati. Talk to us. Going on Fellas may was going to end his college students day through it. The righteousness it. What the topic was very big. Compared I could see some comparisons inside of.
Oprah and Laila Ali: Your Life in Focus
"How are you doing? I don't know about you but I feel amazing. Okay with the dancing the meditation. And thank you so much oprah for inviting me here today. Thank you W. W. Thank you all for being here. I mean the energy in this room is so powerful because you have all chosen that you want to live a better life and you are doing starting today so as you know as you've heard I have many different titles right. My resume is pretty long but I have to tell you what I enjoy. Most is encouraging others to be the greatest version of themselves by replenishing your health your mindset and your purpose now. I was blessed to have the greatest teacher as a role model. Being Muhammad Ali daughter was truly a divine gift. It really is having him as an example shape me into the person that I am today now. My Dad had a tremendous amount of respect for himself and also for others. His courage and dedication were immeasurable when it came to standing up for people in doing what was right when. I was man thinking about them now when I was a child. He told me that boxing was his platform. It was just a job to do real work. He said boxing did not define him. He made sure that my siblings and I knew exactly how famous he was too. Oh yeah he's a say you can go anywhere in the world and people know me. Say this all the time. They don't have to know English. They don't even have to have television but they know the name Lee and he told me that it wasn't because he was the greatest inside the ring but it was what he was doing outside of the ring and I watched him doing it every day. Simply putting a smile on people's faces or free and Haas's I mean come on he did it all. My Dad always talked about how he wanted to be remembered. I remember this as a little child. It was so important to him and he was building his legacy according to his own standards. So as I became an adult his word led me to think about my own legacy. Here you are the daughter of Muhammad Ali. What are you going to do so I had an inherent desire to give back lift others as well and I knew that I wanted to make a difference in the world but I didn't know exactly how fast forward in time I was about. Eighteen years old going to school full time living on my own yes. I had a nel salon at the time I was doing nails. You ought to know that I do a good pedicure best massage you've ever had my husband knows it. I was very ambitious. One night I was at a friend's house getting ready to watch Mike Tyson fight. Y'All know who that is right. Yeah it was a heavyweight fight main event so we got our Popcorn Soda Pizza. We're getting ready to watch the fight. And all the sudden women walk into the ring and I was like. I had no idea that women's boxing even existed until that moment so I watched the fight and was it all the whole time. I went home that night. Dreaming about becoming a professional boxer myself. Well the next morning I woke up. You know we do. I started thinking I started thinking of all the reasons why shouldn't do it. I couldn't do it. I've never been an athlete had never participated in the sports of any kind in school. None no athletic background and then I really want to follow in the footsteps of the goat. I mean what I be able to do what it would take to become a boxer. I had no idea I had no idea what it would take. I wasn't that Little Girl in the gym with my father. Watching him I was my father had been done box and by the time I was old enough no exposure to any of this what people think and most of all what would my father think. I didn't think he would like it. I knew that so I talked myself out of it in a whole year went by before I decided to listen to the voice inside of me that just would not go away and I decided to give boxing try. Dr Found a local boxing gym and started training in secrecy. Yes I told everybody is like I'm just trying to lose weight. I'm just getting shape. Got About thirty pounds that I could stand to get off but in actuality I was testing the waters. I wanted to make sure that I had the natural talent and that I was going to be able to do what it would take to transform myself into a fighter and my goal was to be the best not just any fighter. I knew I want to be a world champion. I wanted to be undefeated so I went to the gym six nights a week after school and work every day. I walked in the gym excited. Eight PM never miss a day. And I worked the heavy bags speed bags shadow box and jump rope and I did it all. I mean my body was sore twenty four seven and I mean you know if any of you have ever done a Boston workout. You know what I'm talking about you find muscles that you didn't even know you had so I had to learn how to run which was something that I had never done before. My mom used to run about a mile a day. She's always very fit and she said come on. She took me to the beach and remember the first day she said. We're going to run for thirty seconds. We're going to walk for a minute. We're going to run for thirty seconds. Walked from it and we continue that interval until I could run for mile then eventually passed. I was running for two three four but she took me out there and just got me started and within about four months. I lost about thirty. Five pounds of body fat gained lean muscle and more importantly. I thought looked and felt like an absolutely different person. I had actually transformed myself into this fighter that I had the vision of so training to become a boxer was the hardest thing that I had ever done but I loved every moment of it because I kept that vision in my mind of the end result and I apply that to everything I do. Now that vision of me holding my hands up in the ring with those belts around my waist and that was my driving force throughout my entire Boston career. Once you get it you WANNA keep it so that was my vision so the news eventually got around that I was in the gym training and I remember. My father came in town and confronted me me and my father had about three really important conversations in life life changing conversations the change his life and mine and this was one of them he said. I hear your boxing. He's a True House. I Guess Dad. How's real confident? You know when my dad like I'm that one that last baby girl. I got a baby girl. Put me through the same thing right now. Lay all over again. I said is true. He said the whole world is going to be watching you and you have a light shining on you know much pressure. You're going to be under and I said yes that I've given it a lot of thought and I want to do it. Would you get knocked out or or get knocked down? I said I'm GonNa do what you did. Get backed up. My father grew more and more frustrated. Thank you grew more and more frustrated because he knew what I was saying was right but how he felt about. It was so strong so he said it. It's too hard. It's a man's sport in is not for you. I said I understand how you feel. But I've made my decision in his final. I had to do what was in my heart just like he did. And that's what I told him my heart so six months later I had my pro. Debut is my first time ever getting in the ring no amateur fights so you can imagine the pressure that was on me a young girl getting in ring for the first time with my father. Muhammad Ali in the audience eighty different media outlets my first fight ever waiting to see what I was going to do. So this was the moment to prove to my father to the world and most importantly to myself that I had become an athlete
Rush Limbaugh's Medal of Freedom from Trump draws backlash
"Backlash to President Trump's decision to award rush limbaugh the Presidential Medal of freedom. You've got to C. N. N.'s. Brian Todd Brian Wolf to say this is controversial is putting it mildly rush. Limbaugh has a huge following one of the reasons for that is that he's so controversial but some members of Congress civil rights leaders and others are simply outraged tonight because of limbaugh long history of divisiveness in dramatic fashion Russia for the first time ever at a state of the Union address a president awards the Presidential Medal of freedom rush limbaugh. Thank you for your decades devotion to our for some members of Congress like Cedric Richmond who've worked for years to bridge racial divides the award of the nation's highest. I civilian honor to radio. Host Rush. Limbaugh in their chamber was a Gut Punch. This would just be one bad time in America's history where we placated in pander to racists and Dan dividers for decades limbaugh's been accused of overt race baiting of appealing to the worst of Americans prejudices often directing his most incendiary remarks toward African Americans. The NFL all too often looks like a game between the blood weapons. President Obama was a frequent target target. Limbaugh playing a provocative song on his show magic and Limbaugh was one of the early proponents of one of the most infamous false attacks on Obama which was heavily promoted by Donald Trump. Rush Limbaugh was at the centre or at least was a contributor to the conspiracy theories about President Obama the specious and harmful argument. That President Obama had not been born in the United States and therefore was an illegitimate president. And what riles Congressman Richmond. Is the company rush. Limbaugh now keeps when you think about the people who have received this awarded as people who bring the people who fight for cause of unity and justice and then we just give it to somebody who has stoked and is a blatant racist limbaugh now shares a medal of freedom with civil rights icons Martin Luther King Junior Muhammad Ali Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks who President Clinton recognized after bestowing stowing. The award on her at a state of the Union address in the middle of his impeachment limbaugh also drew criticism for comments about women including his remark Mark About Female Georgetown University Student Who Campaign for access to birth control. Does that make her an extra slut right right prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex rush. Limbaugh later apologized. President trump does have the prerogative to give the medal of freedom freedom to whoever he chooses and plenty of other recipients have been controversial. It should also be noted that rush limbaugh has an enormous following and just revealed he has late stage stage lung cancer but historian Tim Noth- tally believes at this moment in this political climate. I think the president has tarnished the award by giving it to a very divisive figure in of reality show moment in the state of the union at a time when this country three desperately needs healing. I asked Congressman Richmond if he'll lodge a protest against the award to limbaugh. We're watching effort to have that award revoked. He said there are too many other other important issues. He has to concentrate on and he doesn't want to give this any more attention. We did ask the White House to respond to the criticism over the limbaugh award. We never heard back from them.
Interview With Boxer, Clarissa Shields
"Everybody is the envy Angela yee Charlamagne Megat we all the breakfast club we got a special guest in about this right Clarissa sales she's a boxer she's a junior middleweight boxing champion should not just the boxes she the fastest fighter in history male or female to win votes in three weight classes right along yes free walking with two bell today I had not but I want to carry all of them up here it burns a bird yeah well let the let the burns no like they're heavy all got you got like there you wait you know I mean I know you from limitless Michigan that's right you dye your hair blue before the face to represent the flint yep the other what across the water crisis how did you get in the box my dad's love okay my dad used to be like underground Street Fighter type of boxing and then rose St predator buses a box on the streets money yep backyards tunnels where we used by set in a secon cannonball so grown up when I get in fights on people used to be I guess came in water and I was like who the heck is can my dad was in prisons allows to me so I was nine so I got a boxing he told me that he loved by because all I really just box for him in the end once I started I realized that I really love fighting in the pocket fight in boxing in not go to jail that's something I want to do so that was the seed that started the boxing career you basically yeah he must've been excited I know what my dad the cake man like my first batch the magic came so I started backing out of the living he came when I was like thirteen right I'm giving advice he's ago named Chloe Kimsey is he walks up to me and she was like I'm gonna like stop you in any like knock you out right in my face got so ray and I just was like Hey my dad's like baby are right I was like I'm not gonna get juries so when I got dressed and I beat this grow up when I finished watching my dad was crying he he just was like baby the best damn box at every single yeah so they're also doing a movie on your life story yeah which is going to be great Ryan destiny's playing your cancer clammy as you come to Terry right yes he's going to try okay so how did this movie come about was this your idea did they pitch it to you so I had to have a documentary T. rex the rex that they followed me from the age of sixteen so about twenty and they follow me to the Olympics and said world championships and just everywhere I went school whatever and from there I guess that you I thought universe is seen the documentary thing documentary and they wanted to make real movie out of it well make mine was real but but they want to redo it I feel like you have taken the trauma of growing up and falling edges channel that energy into the ring is that the case I can't say that I've learned how to use my anger in a positive way but I'm not angry about what happened to me in the past whatever happened happened and the guy told me that I had a better future so it's kind of badges the leave it back there in a look for but he always tell me your my Twinn I live in for I got I know the plans I have for you plans for you to prosper have a better future so that's how I always look at it you see you said all the kids would pick on you growing up yeah what would they do what they say well growing up I was really skinny and my nose is big and I had really proof here and I stutter soccer really talk that will so I kind of got picked on for all those things that we have to start putting healing hands on people that are yeah I got to my first fight probably about like they're great in there for their nose I lost I mean now I want every fight that I've ever been in industry do you really have to register your hands when you boxes yeah you do have weapons there is a license okay so when you when you when when was that back then I recently was still in the in the amateur you have the a pad looks really show that your box you got to but he gets more serious when you light like when you turn pro now you have like these registered legal hands in your hand their weapons you can never let go to jail for like even smack in somebody wow do you know you're fighting next I don't know where we'll smoke smoke on care so you say one time that you took offense the Lee lollies comments was you the on the breakfast club because you said that day if you were to come out of retirement there weren't any good women of women to challenge her and we went back in the ring just just just before in money right Layla and do training US they train them god you got yeah I got I got a little baby six pack right now but the the you know I don't I don't think there's anyone there for me right now they would actually give me a good challenge and uses spoke with I mean have you seen I think she's because me at the espys that's cool but my thing is I'm never had me till that day I've never disrespected lay loudly when you like comstar boxing even dot com myself to graze woman of all time I've never say like Ole loudly can't mocks I'll always give her to respect like she pave the way even though she didn't continue to keep the fire alive she did pave the way she started it there were people like women's boxing exist because Muhammad Ali daughter boxes right and so when I heard her say that I'm like so she's then I'll not a boxer soon I got into the Olympics twice you know and then I remember also to when she was commentator for the two thousand twelve or sixteen Olympics if you just say like if they would have the Olympics when I was coming up I would a warning and I was like who knows you know but like don't be selfish is okay to pass the torch your read your retire now and I'll give you your respect if you give me mine but yet here I feel like there's no woman I can give her a challenge and we fight the same weight it was just like if you come out of retirement I smoke you in a was more like to let you know I don't disrespect me in I wonder suspect you in and that's why when with the but don't want to fight a forty one or forty year old a lot lately no I want to actually heard embrace me I embrace her and we bill women's boxes had a place where it's supposed to be at her not to talk to the S. he's gone away and I would do it we all like to stand by each other John that's how she found me why did you speak forces now and I'm not I'm not I'm not going to be very vivid light because I you know like she doesn't she doesn't show me any kind of support like I see your audit time comment on these other boxer girl page a Katie Taylor and always tell her can great and everything but the only it's like she don't show any kind of respect or a knowledge me and I'm a let grow just like she is want to watch you wouldn't know like what did you say somebody back in the day I just think that in boxes she feel like she never got a fair share off like you never got to the part to the point where she wanted to get soon nobody recognize a lolly but they always try to say like she only was big because her dad in it only give her props are skills I'm not one of those people I think that she fought who she fought if she had to win if you would have been a loser they would say mom Ali daughter boxes but she loses but she what Ali's daughter and she wants she's undefeated thank you for that respect it would be nice to get some support yeah if you wanted to but even keep going I'm doing yeah they give very it it's in when you came out the the Beyonce
Family reveals former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks has prostate cancer
"A former heavyweight champion is now in a fight for his life CBS's but Michigan reports the wife of Leon Spinks says the former heavyweight champ is battling prostate cancer springs was hospitalized last month in serious condition in a statement to USA today Brenda Spinks said we are bound and determined for the chip to make a comeback Leon Spinks won Olympic gold medal in nineteen seventy six and then two years later he pulled off a huge upset beating Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title USA today reports springs is back home and will undergo treatment on an outpatient
Boxing: Former heavyweight champ Spinks battling prostate cancer, says wife
"Heavyweight boxing champion is in the fight of his life the wife of Leon Spinks says the former heavyweight champ is battling prostate cancer springs was hospitalized last month in serious condition in a statement to USA today Brenda Spinks said we are bound and determined for the chip to make a comeback Leon Spinks won Olympic gold medal in nineteen seventy six and then two years later he pulled off a huge upset beating Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title USA today reports springs is back home and will undergo treatment on an outpatient
Boxing: Former heavyweight champ Spinks battling prostate cancer, says wife
"Bowl on a boxing sad news as you've heard here on total information A. and Leon Spinks suffering from prostate cancer that has spread to his bladder he's sixty six years old his wife made the announcement the former heavyweight champ has returned to the couple's home in Nevada speaks of course famous for beating Muhammad Ali in nineteen seventy eight to win the undisputed heavyweight championship he also won a gold medal at the nineteen seventy six Olympics in
Former heavyweight champ Spinks battling prostate cancer, says wife
"The wife of Leon Spinks says the former heavyweight champ is battling prostate cancer springs was hospitalized last month in serious condition in a statement to USA today Brenda Spinks said we are bound and determined for the chip to make a comeback Leon Spinks won Olympic gold medal in nineteen seventy six and then two years later he pulled off a huge upset beating Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title USA today reports springs is back home and will undergo treatment on an outpatient
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
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It's a brilliant course that will transform the way you think about science technology and the entire course of human history with courses ranging from the evolution of the pagoda and the cathedral satellites and cell phones unlock a world of knowledge with the great this is plus right now they're offering my listeners a free month of unlimited access to their entire library when you sign up today through my special url the great this is plus dot com slash lost that's the great courses plus dot com slash lost you must remember this the storytelling podcast exploring the secret and forgotten histories of Hollywood's first century is back for another season the story this time centers around the most controversial film in the history of Disney animation song of the South and ask her winning racial hot potato which Disney has never made available on home video or streaming in the US join hosts Karina Longworth as she delves into the shocking history and complicated racial that makes the film Disney and Hollywood itself listen to the new season of you must remember this right now in stitcher apple podcasts or your favorite podcast App tell me how you and molly don't Rome nineteen sixty in the Olympics twenty nine thousand nine hundred sixteen the Rome Olympics eighteen year old cassius clay later to be known is Mohammed Ali is one of the members of the United States and is the favorite to win the Olympic light heavyweight boxing gold he warned the light heavyweight title in yeah it didn't mean anything to me than me than anybody really but I always in the Olympic Village and he was sitting on the steps with the gold medal around his neck and I'm going to be the greatest that ever lived I'm going to look pretty I am that was coldly mayor of the Olympic Village because they're so private I just all around meeting ingredient on my main goal when I got to the Olympics was the winds actually this is a guy I gotta keep an eye on net we met there only three reporters who have covered every single super bowl and Jerry Izenberg is one of them at eighty eight years old he's a living legend with a career that goes back more than a half a century he's been covering sports since nineteen fifty one starting at the Newark Star Ledger and although all sports reporters had Professional interest in Mohammed Ali Jerry Izenberg was one of the few to have a personal interest as well Mohammed and I were friends for over fifty years Asia and he was a good shared a good part of my life and I of his in terms of the way Ali started he he won the gold medal in nineteen sixty three how long has he been boxing before that since he was about thirteen he had a bike you knew very proud of it and it was stolen and he went into the police they should instead I wanNA learn to fight because I'm going to go beat somebody up they stole my bike and as luck would have it there was a guy named Morton who ran the boxing program the police athletically and he don't go beating people up get come to me and when she we can do and he was gifted from the start there wasn't any question about that one thing about Ali among heavyweights just talk about the heavyweight division he was not the best heavyweight that I ever show people say best no he wasn't the greatest couldn't have been I mean you measure them against your Lewis you measure them against al Qaeda Rocky Marciano but he was the most creative and on that which is far more important he made the biggest impression not on America but on the world older and his tenure fighting Africa because Fighting in my homeland the PLASCO by the most potent be Thuc America's not more original homeland my original homeland is African. Committee will be mobile and after after four hundred years have been separated me and thousands of more American blacks will be returned home after four Hundred Years I've always thought that he was an incredibly smart boxer is that true do you think I should you know you all the rules you can't you're not supposed to be able to punch backing up which he could do not supposed to carry your hands so low which he always did he said let me taste something these fellows talking about heavyweights are big and clumsy and slow all of them and I saw a film of Ray Sugar very Robinson and I figured he could box rings around these guys you just didn't have the size than I do he should if they all boxed like he did I shut down I punches and I'd be whatever they couldn't do that it's GonNa make me the bashed like a butterfly as being like a beep John okay hit what his hands came see now you see me now you don't he's thank you know he won't they'd come in charge is good but I'm twice as nice and it's like why all right so let's talk a little bit about rumble in the jungle you were there yes and just tell me a little bit about the lead up to that you've how you found yourself there the way they showed me I I was going to cover it anyway I was covering on his rights at that point but What really intrigued me was I sat in the UN plaza outside of the UN month before I left with the guy so helped me his name we shampoo Kawai Shampoo cool he was the PR guy for this thing and he said to me well hotels like the Waldorf restaurants all restaurants like twenty one club and blood he said you know this fight will be in Soccer Stadium Beautiful Soccer Stadium was dump within reasonable distance of the very spot where Henry Stanley Explorer Slash newspaper Guy This guy was looking for a living doctor and it was at that spot it always falls that he said Doctor Livingston I presume well you couldn't have kept me away with a gun because that's what I wanted the thing everybody into no leading up to the fight was what kind of shape Ali was in he was an underdog for sure but how much of an underdog Jerry Izenberg and reported in the New York Post named Jerry Liska went up to these training camp and Deer Lake Pennsylvania before the fight to see him for themselves while the worries were there they met a man who not only ran the camp but also was an integral part of Ali's Career Gene Kilroy cure told me that he had terrible arthritis in both hands and had not hit the heavy bag for a year and a half and somebody came up with a new kind of heavy bags and at the same time kill retook them to Philadelphia to the hospital to very famous doctor who said Okay you tell them to cut out the shots? He takes no more Novacaine no Macabre K.. Nothing no more shots period he bathes his hands in hot paraffin now four times a day as hot as she could stand it I ain't GonNa cure him but he's not going to have that much pain when he fights and that's what happened so let's see listener and I walk a go up to Deer Lake Pennsylvania where he trade now Allie has ice and radar detectors in the back of his head and his shoulder blades a he do we were standing in the doorway but he pretended he didn't so he's actually pounding the heavy bag first time I see him do it almost two years and he's saying I'll knock that sucker oh hi guys like you didn't know we were there right and I should you're going to knock him out I will mock that sucker out and then when we left camp that day Mr said what do you think should I click them picking them to win by knockout and list your said wow how can you do with it I said a long time ago he said to me if I say mosquito can pull a plow dog you history month this man has never not nobody out cold he's a bully he's slow he has no skill full he's awkward and I gave him a name a name floor Patterson the rabbit I main son-in-law and he shall be known as Fisher as the mummy Eh why why the movie big calls he fights he's fighting if you ever watch him in the Ray p. e. he he drags night that after the show now we get ready to leave for Africa we get there and first thing we find out his former is living downtown in Kinshasa at the Omni hotel alley is living the military compound call shelly and we were living in Chile too short gave me more time within which was good anyhow we were working up to the fight and now I got it tell you this story to first of all again ready to get off the plane and an alley schist Achille who don't these people like and kill Whitey. yeah well I wasn't GonNa say white people so I said two Belgians because they occupied the country show he gets you up on the tarmac there's about a thousand people out there and he he puts his hands up and he says George Foreman is a Belgian any go wild right I will avenge this country and now they start shouting Ali Bouma yeah LE- Bouma he says to Kuwait find out what that means and the guy tells them in means jolly killing everyone Allie win all the time he was saying I never street-corner he would lead the crowd in those chance and they got inside forming Chang.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
"We're getting in Elisa brick I'm so mean I make medicine sick I'll he was much much more than a boxer he was a public figure as influential and in terms of the actual the fight in Zaire how did that come about it was with Don King the scope of it was important and you know he won three lost at one three times the belt so like that kind of just adds to this kind of legacy and stature the title belt came home with no good what was it like to get a punch from Muhammad Ali strange I thought I'd knocking modern one or two rounds but about the third round I hit him and he fell on me I doubt that's it and he's screaming that all you got.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
"Elsa would awale handcuff lightning thunder jail now you know I'm bad only last week I murdered her off into the stone house continue to be inspired by his legacy Siamese God Allah to make me strong enough for me don't give me no money don't give me the fame Dan wait allow with four wins against nobody cares about us saying we for each other so that there was this celebration connecting African culture with African American culture that that could be there's the story itself and Ali's rope widow finish to that fight where he let himself get punched basically and tricked form in and like from myself and growing up in a Muslim family and my parents grabbing India in the sixties you know Ali the fact that he that he had also so smart and funny he knows how to use his controversy to kind of help his bank account and what was it like to be inside the ring with Ali here's George Foreman talking to today show host Gayle King a few days after Mamadali died in June twenty six gene that it feels like a rumble in the jungle to you because I've heard you say it's hard to fight somebody that you admired in love like I was mugged in the Joan.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
"But in terms of rumble in the jungle considered one of the most important sporting events at twentieth century why that was long run there's a lot of big events but they don't always hold up so you have this huge audience for a championship fight that was like incredible new yet one shot and was able to accomplish was huge Ali's rope would finish was the key to his victory he let himself get backed up against the ropes then used his arms to block as many a former punches as he could once foreman was worn out polly Mehta's move we'll get into rope would open a few minutes but just no it was all about outsmarting his younger President Mohammad Ali dancing around the national anthem is this outspoken black Muslim I think there were a lot of Muslims around the world who sort of took ownership of him in some ways you know like he's one of us and I just remember as a kid the idea of sort of giving the middle finger to colonialism and the oppression they not going and fighting in Vietnam why should I go and fight the white man's war what have they done for me as a black American so I think there was a real resonance about this fight being Africa of all places right I think if it had been in America I don't think it would have had the same impact sure right yeah the international we'll talk more about how Muhammad Ali one over the country of Zaire with someone who watched it up close legendary reporter Jerry Izenberg.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi
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From advances in health to innovations in agriculture bear is advancing science for a better life at bear this is why we science wrong I am lost at the Smithsonian now in the bowels of the Smithsonian the upper bowels up rebound does this is the fourth floor you're luckily I'm not alone that other voice you hear is Eric jets that curator for entertainment and sports at the National Museum of American history I am going to use my to open the door Eric not only knows where we are he also knows where all the best staff at the Smithsonian is kept which is good because I'm looking for ten objects from American entertainment one for each episode of this podcast I want things with cultural value things with history things that need to be kept refrigerated good God man it's freezing in here supposed to be this cold Sixty eight degrees Fahrenheit which is not that cold but I'm Indian so for me it's very this freezing room is full of sports artifacts including a bicycle hanging from the wall of Lance Armstrong's bicycle that he rode in the Tour de France these are seats from ebbets field in Brooklyn or the dodgers played what are we going to look at now well I was going to show you this opening a metal cabinet and inside aide are pair of red shorts with the initials G. F. and that stands for George Foreman the ornament those from the rumble in the jungle exactly who's a big what does the waste on that he was huge eighty to waste shorts I'm looking at a a robe with the name Mohammed Ali this is amazing that was worn while he was training the rumble jungle when I got to Africa I had one hell of a rumble I had to be ties behind first proclaiming king and Joan goal I don't doubt that some of you already know about the rumble in the jungle but just in case you don't use a little context maybe of it all the time the rumble in the jungle was one of the most important sporting events of the twentieth century perhaps even the most important depending on who you talk to it was a boxing match that took place in what was then called Zaire and is now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo it was in one thousand nine hundred seventy four between Abbott Allie and George Foreman Foreman was twenty five years old at the time and our Lee was thirty two so as far as everybody watching the fight was concerned that made Ali the underdog but Mohammed Ali wasn't watching the fight he was in it and in his mind he wasn't the dog all this will be the biggest upsets Sonny Liston and I think it is befitting that I go out a boxing just like I came in defeat the big bad monster that nobody could destroy it's difficult to really wrap your head around how big of a fight the rumble in the jungle really walks it's estimated that a billion people watched it on TV one out of every four humans alive in nineteen seventy four was tuning in to watch George Foreman and Mohammed Ali fight for the heavyweight title. This was the golden age of heavyweight boxing sticking I'm going to be three terms as far as I'm GonNa Punch Wheel Alley it was a comeback story he was trying to take back the title that had been stripped from him in nine hundred in sixty eight when he refused to go to Vietnam the real enemies of most people are right here in Vietnam no I will not go ten thousand miles to continue the domination of white slave masters over the DR the people of the Earth Mama Delis career was defined by his conviction born Cassius clay he changed his name to Mohammed Ali when he converted Islam he was outspoken and the way he spoke was a significant as what he spoke about some say is rhythmic poetry laid the foundations for apt all he was like a combination of Lebron James Colin Kaepernick and Kendrick Lamar Rasa would allegation I believe you inspirational as any politician author or celebrity mohammad-ali altered history speaking about Ali Barack Obama on said he shook up the world and the world is better for it Obama even went so far as to keep a pair of boxing gloves in his private study in order want to win so I can come home and speak for the brothers living in rat infested houses sleeping on concrete in a ghetto gang on television speak so God I'm your too a new survey let me get this man night last it's really quite amazing to have here Sebastian Smithsonian storage would looks like an unassuming Terry cloth training robe with simple black lettering says Muhammad Ali and above is his signature so little frayed at the edges here a little yellow represents an icon and alleged who was the greatest that sports has over-produced comes early you can see in their very calm against you got these you American African American boxers George Foreman Mohammad-ali Ali is he lost his title it and now he was trying to the current heavyweight boxing champion the odds were stacked against l. e. right out of the gate because he was older form and had undefeated formidable opponent Yes for sure when I meet this man if you think the world was surprised when Nixon resigned had connections with the people in Zaire thought this would be like this great new sort of mass spectacle that would elevate interest in not only the flight but also the nation's ear and also like you know they had this big concert in this James Brown in addition to being a major sporting event the rumble in the jungle was also a major musical event James Brown was there be king was there the spinners were there and the man who is this global spectacle well that was none other than legendary boxing promoter Don King Jitney super chains to come into one phone and do one thing six thousand miles from home that was blackness both celebrated and exploited in some ways in order to get people excited about the fight at the time that kind of a new concept.
Egypt going to extreme lengths to quash dissent
"Meanwhile in each of the government has taken more than two thousand people into custody after recent protests their industry international calls it the biggest crackdown yet under the Egyptian president the BBC selling appeal joins us from Cairo hi Sally hello how are you doing. tell us more about these mass arrests in each of two thousand why have all of these people some of them children as I understand it been rounded up that's the big question and I don't think anyone can give a clear cut answer to that but it only goes back to September the twentieth when a hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Cairo in Buffy's square the birth place of the twenty eleven revolution and in other parts of the country they were calling on presidency seat to step down and the also trumpet again as the military rule old together and this my own means was unprecedented since president CC came to power in twenty fourteen no professor could ever set foot in Buffy square the government has severely restricted the anti regime protests so that was a day to remember and I was there and I've heard the people chomping and they were really angry they they called on the president to leave power and the government seemed to respond with a very heavy crackdown because in the days to follow hundreds of people have been arrested according to human rights lawyers was we've been speaking to nearly two thousand but some of them have been recently released we don't have the exact number yet but we know that a large number of them have already been released and we're talking about journalists activists politicians even lawyers who are representing detainees well during their work alright you mentioned people taking to the streets for the first time since the new regime has taken place and and why they're doing it there was something a building contractor who spoke out about what he thought was I really corruption can you tell us a little bit more about him and and spark of the protests yes this is true he he was the trigger and he is a building contractor who flew to Spain recently and he's living in a self imposed exile he published a number of videos on social media that went absolutely viral in Egypt some some people say his name is Muhammad Ali and some people here in Egypt are even saying that he has become a replacement for Netflix because everybody's watching him and he said that he's been working with the army in construction projects for nearly fifteen years and he uncovered some details about the mega construction projects kind about by the government and he said that the president sees himself and top army generals waste millions of Egyptian pounds on building lavish presidential palaces that the country does not need as well as mega construction projects that won't benefit normal Egyptians and this comes at a time when many people here are living from hand to mouth the government has imposed also austerity measures that isn't that are hitting a lot of Egyptians and according to the district's released by the government recently nearly one third of the Egyptian of Egypt's population are living below the poverty line so when Muhammad Ali started talking about the details of the construction projects this has enraged a lot of Egyptians actually and perhaps this is what really push them to take to the streets flooded small just Mohammed Ali himself it's the diet living conditions they have been going through in recent years. have any of the protesters been charged with any crimes I've been talking to some families of those who are being interrogated now and they have been reprimanded in custody for nearly fifteen days as some of the charges I remember them a sister of one of those behind bars told me that there are there is a cliche list off charges that includes protesting without permission spreading false news belonging to a terrorist group these are the main charges and one of the most interesting things that I've heard from lawyers that security forces they they arrested even passers by people who do not with it and take part in them in the protests we just happened to be there for some reason or another and the end of the arrests continued in the days to follow so it wasn't just on the twentieth of September but the old also on the days that followed and this is why many lawyers are calling them random arrests that have nothing to do with the protests but they just want to intimidate the normal Egyptians that's B. B. C. Celine Abeles speaking with us from Cairo thank
Laila Ali on gender-breaking ballot for Boxing Hall of Fame
"Lately I'll leave Terry is the first female of fight among among the first female fighters to appear on the ballot for the twenty twenty class of the international boxing hall of fame the daughter Muhammad Ali was joined by eleven others today for an international panel of voters to vote for again later I leave on the international boxing hall of fame ballot
Muhammad Ali vs George Foreman: The Rumble in the Jungle
"Here's Monte coming across the Robe Muhammad Ali war while he trained for his famous rumble in the jungle against George Foreman. The Robe is a reminder of the political and cultural context of the Times made this one of the most important sporting and entertainment events of the Twentieth Century Tree back in Smithsonian storage would looks like an unassuming. Terry cloth training rogue with simple black lettering says Muhammad Alley and above is his signature so little frayed at the edges here a little yellow represents an icon and a legend who was the greatest that sports has ever produced here comes early. You can see in their very calm. It's age against you. They've got these two American African American boxers George Foreman Muhammad Ali is he lost his title Losses Bertel. Yes he was trying to jump to the current heavyweight boxing champion. The odds were stacked against L. E. Right out of gate because he was older form and had was undefeated formidable opponent Yasser when I'm meet this man if you think the world was surprised when when Nixon resigned wait allow with forms and in terms of the actual the fight in Zaire how did that come about it was with Don King I think they had connections with the people in Zaire and thought this would be like this great news sort of mass spectacle that would elevate interest just in not only the fight but also the nation of Zaire and also like a you know they had this big concert and James Brown in addition tend to be a major sporting event. The rumble in the jungle was also a major musical event James Brown. was there be king was there. The spinners were there this global spectacle well that was none other than legendary boxing promoter. Don King Jitney Super John's they come into one fold and do one thing six thousand miles from home that was blackness that was distributed to accept blackness to help platelets trust practice and into associated separate blackness. We all citizens of the world. It ain't about us being we WANNA be against. Nobody cares about us saying that we for each other so that there was this celebration aberration connecting African culture with African American poultry that both celebrated and exploited in some ways in order to get people excited about the fight by the time that was kind of a new concept but in terms of rumble in the jungle considered one of the most important sporting events at twentieth century. Why do you think that was no long run. There's a lot of big events but they don't always hold up so you have this huge audience championship fight that was like incredible years the Ali Lee story itself and I'll ease rope widow finish to that fight where you got let himself get punched basically and tricked form in and new yet one shot right and was able to accomplish it and that was huge. Ali's rope a dope finish was the key to his victory. He let himself get backed up against the ropes then used his arms to block as many a forms punches as he could once foreman was worn out. Ali made his move. We'll get into rope-a-dope put up a few minutes but just no it was all about outsmarting his younger opponent. Mohammed Ali dancing around the national anthem. I mean I know that like for myself growing up in a Muslim family and my parents grabbing India in the sixties and you know all the fact that he was this outspoken black Muslim. I think there are a lot of Muslims around on wall who sort of took ownership of him in some ways you know like he's one of us and I just remember as a kid the idea of sort of giving giving the middle finger to colonialism and the oppression by not going fighting in Vietnam. Why should I go and fight the White Man's man's war. What have they done for me as a black American so I think there was a real resonance about this fight being in Africa of all places right. I I think if it had been in America I don't think it would have had the same impact sure right yeah. The international scope of it was important and you know he won three lost at one three times james the belt so like that kind of like just adds to this kind of legacy stature that he had also so smart and funny he we know how to use his controversy to kind of help his bank account as well as the bugles fighting so. I think all around just like really is remarkable the term that he's worth remarking upon because he so
Trump gives Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Jerry West
"The west the NBA legend and logo you see on the NBA jerseys and merchandise was honored this week with the presidential medal of freedom president trump on Thursday said west honor was richly deserve sighting west basketball career at West Virginia University that led him to the Lakers and an Olympic gold medal but the more than anything else good you're like doing is playing basketball in West Virginia and starting at age six he taught himself on the dirt surfaces of his neighborhoods backyard one eight grain his sister would call him and say it says it's called the mud wallow do you remember that at all during the mud wallow but nothing ever stopped him Jerry later reflected that everything I did I tried to do perfectly not just well **** perfectly and it hasn't changed I don't think too much as it. look at the list of other honorees and was inspired by the names to someone that's right one doesn't Bill Gates philanthropic champions Nelson Mandela Martin Luther king these are Shabazz from all the Simon Wiesenthal and Desmond Tutu legendary leaders Muhammad Ali bill Russell Kareem Abdul Jabbar athlete activist Michael Jordan Tiger Woods Stevie Wonder excellence personified John wooden Frank Robinson Arnold Palmer and vin Scully friends are trying to emulate I swear my name is going to look like a misprint on this list No Way known as Mr clutch west was named an all star every year of his fourteen season career with the Lakers he also helped lead the team to the NBA finals nine times and after retiring as a player you coach the Lakers for three season before moving into the front office where he signed Magic Johnson Kobe Bryant Shaquille o'neal here is responsible for the majority of the fakers titles yet now works for the LA
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening it really does help before we begin. It's important to note Muhammad. Ali rejected his birth name Cassius ashes clay in one thousand nine hundred sixty four while we fully acknowledge and respect this decision we will be calling him caches Klay in this episode until nineteen sixty four for the purposes of clarity we will refer to him as Muhammad Ali leave from then on now back to the life of the greatest the prettiest the heavyweight champion of the World Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus clay junior in your in nineteen forty two. He was named for his father caches senior who in turn was named after Cassius Marcellus clay a nineteenth century plantation owner who joined the abolitionist movement freed his families slaves and dedicated his life to furthering the cause of emancipation after the civil war though his namesake came from a legacy of liberation and the fight for equality caches Klay Junior saw little of either in his early the life he was born in Louisville Kentucky during the Jim Crow era and face discrimination and hardship on a daily basis still clay learn from his parents to take pride in his name his mother Odessa a domestic helper like to believe that the klay name connected their family to Kentucky royalty. Even though segregation had forced them to live in Louisville's impoverished westside caches klay senior was a musician painter skirtchaser and a generally combative man Cassius Clay Junior it would seem inherited this urge to fight from his father as he grew older he went looking for ways to vent the aggression. In nineteen fifty four a twelve year old Klay was exiting market when he found that his prized possession a beautiful red and white Schwinn bike had been stolen he was furious that bike had cost fifty dollars over four hundred dollars today. Today he resolved then there to find a thief and punish him. No matter what it took according to his autobiography the greatest my own story Klay heard that a policeman named Joe Martin could help him recover however is bike clay set out immediately to the nearby Columbia. Jim Were Martin led a weekly boxing clinic for neighborhood boys in his own words. Klay was entranced a minute he entered the gym the smell of sweat sweat and the rough sounds of sparring excited him for reasons he didn't quite understand he found officer Martin and told him he was going to find the bicycle thief and beat him up Martin no stranger to the misplaced aggression of young boys challenge Klay to get in the ring instead. It's likely Martin recognized Claes boxing potential. He was tall for his age with a long reach. It's also likely that as a community organizer Martin was looking into Channel Claes aggression into a more productive outlet or whatever the reason when Klay left that night Martin tapped him on the shoulder and said we got boxing every night Monday through Friday from six to eight. Here's an application location in case you want to join according to Muhammad Ali researcher and biographer Jonathan I the young champ was fascinated to see quote black kids and white kids in the ring together. He realized what Martin was trying me to teach him. If the person who stole the bike turned out to be white and Klay retaliated he could go to jail or worse in Joe Martin's ring however there were no repercussions for striking a white boxer this this would have been truly mind boggling. The twelve year old clay race didn't matter segregate didn't matter nothing outside of the ring mattered. There was only the fight caches clay. A junior took Martin up on his offer to start training at first he was well not great according to Joe Martin clay quote didn't know Aleph took from kickin ass in quote granted Klay was fighting an older more experienced kid but after one minute of wild flailing Klay was pulled from the ring with a bloody nose despite this first lousy sparring session he continued to box he went back to the clinic day after day and became the hardest worker and Martin's gem six weeks later the twelve year old clay had improved so much that Martin arranged for him to fight on the television show tomorrow's champions which was broadcast all over the state clay was pitted against Ronnie O'Keefe another novice boxer. This was his first publicized fight and he won it by split decision. After the match aired Cassius clay senior reportedly exclaimed my son is going and to be another Joe Louis the world heavyweight champion Cassius clay with the support of his family clay holy dedicated himself to boxing as he worked diligently with his trainer Fred Stone or however his schoolwork works suffered considerably. His teachers didn't know it at the time but Cassius Clay Junior suffered from dyslexia it would be decades before teachers would be trained to recognize students with learning disabilities so unfortunately many of his teachers is simply labeled him as dumb in his own words. Klay New College wasn't an option forum. He likely dedicated himself to boxing so completely because for the first time in his life he'd found something he truly excelled excelled at he barely finished high school ranking in the bottom five percent of his class over the course of his late teens. Though Klay racked up victories by the end of the nineteen fifties eighteen year old caches Klay Junior had one six Kentucky Golden Glove Championships. He'd made a name for himself among the local circuit as a big man who moved impossibly quick. Maybe a little too quick his coach Joe Martin says he tried to teach the young Cassius clay junior had blocked punches and how to duck but he refused to learn these most basic of boxing skills Claes reflexes were so instinctively fast did he simply moved his head. The moment before an opponent could make contact act. This technique wouldn't always work but at the start of his career it distinguished him from nearly every other fighter another natural ability was his lightning-fast Jab fighters nearly always underestimated because has of how light it looked but over time wore every one of them down advancing clay to the international spotlight as at the age of eighteen he was selected to compete in the nineteen sixty Olympic Games in Rome mm Italy. Unfortunately he almost missed his flight as it turns out the man who would come to be known as the greatest boxer of all time was scared of flying he was so afraid of it that he actually considered considered missing the Olympics just to avoid getting on a plane that was Martin who convinced clay to go Martin appeal to his ambition. If you really wanted to win to be a champion he needed to compete in the Olympics. Klay conceded though he took a detour on his way to the airport to buy a parachute from an army surplus store who would get on the plane but he wasn't going to take any chances he arrived in Rome and won his first. I three Olympic bouts easily in his final fight. He struggled slightly against the three time European champion zoo big new pediatric Hausky but was awarded the victory by unanimous verdict at the age of eighteen eighteen Klay Junior had obtained what most athletes only dream of an Olympic gold medal he should have returned to Louisville a hero but instead he was greeted with the same racism and bigotry he had always known after being refused service at a counter in his hometown. Klay became disillusioned with his Olympic victory while it was a measure of his athletic prowess it had hardly validated him in the eyes of his detractors clay had valued argued the metal because he thought it validated him in the eyes of others he had represented his country honorably and yet still was subject to derision and abuse from bigots as Klay rose to prominence he vowed to never again hold himself to someone else's expectations not his coaches not his family's and certainly not his racist neighbors from Louisville he was going to be whatever fighter he wanted to be. Uh when we come back a legend unfolds a crusade begins and Cassius Clay Becomes Mohammed Ali.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"I mean, he had he had to hold package on. He could fight to you know. I mean, we're talking about fighters, and with my my ties a lot of people laugh Joe, you you've been Mike Tyson on nine. Okay. You see in the kind of style that he has. And he has fought I've got a question. So not a best one because you bring it on Mike Tyson. Then we just talked about all those, you know, those are the two heavyweights that probably get mentioned the most. If we're being honest, like those are the probably the most famous heavyweights ever for whatever reasons if those two sides them in the ring, how did you see that play now well in their friends, well, I can tell you that breath frame Mike Tyson fought one night, I was on his face and New York City, actually, it was New York, and he fought a fighter who had high end to reach. And I saw he has difficulty. But at toll a fight ahead along that good boxes killed and. He was a heavy wet can't think of the name fan, but he had a he had a good style. Give Tyson a tough Fatimid Taito. Not get everybody out that just won't fight. He can put away and my task on some problems with boxes. I have a high today. To hide advantage. Have good boxes kills. And I it was one day. You're going to have province we end up when he fought a bus at Douglas Tokyo. He ended up getting stopped by bus Douglas sauce it to myself. Well, you know, if trying to put Muhammad Ali and buses Douglas together, two different fighters too high, and they had a boxes killed that high dorito boxer Degen's many outside and I said to myself. Well, I think Mike Tyson has a tough time with Sola guys. We know when Buster Douglas put him away, he exposes self that he had big tall Kucinich boxes. Most cannot, you know, no, absolutely end. There was nobody big taller more than Muhammad. Ali Muhammad Ali weighed less than Tyson, right? Muhammad Ali Cole was coming in about two ten. Yeah. He thinks wait to ten to fifteen, but he was you. Nobody was tall tall and light like wild. They're actually live funny because it's like they're only similarities Tyson was shorter and heavier squad here. But yeah, he did have problems mitigating that reach advantage and against someone like Ali. I just don't see how he'd be able to close that gap. I have no idea how he would. Yeah. He will have a difficult time against Mamad Ali. So you put both of these two guys get into prime definitely has had a bunch of power, but he will have to catch. Muhammad ali. He'd have to be Tyson would have to fight his best fight ever and to and I'll even have to be you know, sluggish or or less exactly what I'm when. Muhammad Ali Joe Fraser was smaller. But he was like a little bull. Come on some some similar to a Mike Tyson. You know? Oh, yeah. They did if big punch of our planet power. And you saw what happened? Joe Frazer put Muhammad Ali down to I encountered ahead, a massive square on which I remember. Was it night? It was out of boxing d'electricite. And yeah, it was unbelievable. I made a fans coming into the arena that women dementia. What dress up day all decked out? Does go make hats on and glamour? And then and I thought, wow, man, I would like with like a Hollywood red was unbelievable. But whose and everybody was dressed anybody. S? Right. And I remember Muhammad Ali. Putting Joe Joe Joe phrase putting down Dada with would've left foot and late around. So it goes to show, Dave if Tiso Ali Eva cadre, one of those folks that you could put Mamadali Don we have to catch him. He'd have to get their man. Yeah. Get there. And but look a lot of a lot of thought they will say, well, I I'll go with Tyson. Yeah. You go with him. You know, if you if you believe we can catch Audi. But a day I'll tell you right now if you take Tyson then we make the third round yard..
"muhammad ali" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"I don't like doing radio ever unless I'm totally in control. Really because I have a face for TV. Not right. Yeah. That's true. This is may soon Ziad. She's a stand up comedian slurry and everyone thinks I'm drunk. Now, the reason why is a little self conscious about doing radio is because of a disability. She has which in her stand up routine. She tackles head on here. She is on the Ted stage. My name is may soon Zayid, and I am not drunk, but the doctor who delivered me was he my mom fix different times in different directions. Suffocating poor loan me in the process as a result. I have cerebral palsy, which means I shake all the time. Look. It's exhausting. I'm like Shakira. Shakira meets Muhammad Ali. He is not genetic. It's not a birth defect. You can't catch it. No one put a curse on my mother's uterus. And I didn't get it. Because my parents are first cousins, which they are. It only happens from accidents. Like what happened to me on my birthday? Now. I must warn, I'm not inspirational. I don't want anyone in this room to feel bad for me because at some point in your life. You have dreamt of being disabled come on and journey with me. It's Christmas Eve, you're.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Double Toasted
"I was just going to say that and at the time when Muhammad Ali was protesting and refusing to be drafted. Yeah. Yeah, they called him a traitor and a coward and every name in the book. Oh yeah. Skip to twenty years later. He's the greatest hero ever in a thing with Muhammad. Ali Muhammad Ali. He was also willing to give everything up for his beliefs for his beliefs in the hypocrisy of the Vietnam war policy of patriotism. And you know, even said at at the time he he didn't even think twice about he just that, you know what? I just don't care anymore. Take me to jail. They should've worth never called renew. They never lived for dogs away their be my nationality, rape for kill mother, father. Shoot what I shoot them little pool of black people know babies, children, women, how shoot him pull people to take me to jail, like, okay. You know you right Martin, you know, you look at this and it's like twenty twenty years later. He's proven to be not only right, but a hero. Yeah. In twenty years later, you've got some news, man. I was saying the same thing and you wanna staying guy down, stop line, and especially now we live in an age where everyone's a hero on Facebook and Twitter, they right. They write their poll. Yeah, they walk away and Pat themselves on the back. You should have seen what I said to those guys. See my reply to that post. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. All right. This guy's actually doing so he's actually giving something up. Yeah. No, not give up a lot. Yeah. Obviously, people say like, oh, well, it's easy for a millionaire athlete to do that. It's like, yeah, except that's not what he is though. No, no. See. At least at least the league got to box again. You know, Ali got to pursue his career, Carmen cabinet, man. Nobody knows what's going to happen when him the NFL I'm gonna say right now NFL leading him back up in. No, of course not. He's having a sue them for that. No, he's a nobody knows what here's career is going to go. Nobody knows how much money he could've made good money that he has from Nike. Yeah, but nobody knows where that career could attain. I mean, thirty grand to compared to a football player, salary shit getting that much. I mean, then you say he was getting thirty grand. He's getting no not thirty grand thirty mil. Oh, oh, whenever he's good. Okay. Fuck..
"muhammad ali" Discussed on 5 live Boxing with Costello
"The presence of muhammad ali is still felt very strongly across the city even though he moved away long ago this is where it all began for early this is where he was born in nineteen forty two and we're heading across to is old home today i'm waiting for a taxi outside my hotel which is situated where else but on muhammad ali boulevard i think he's steve my taxi driver getting pretty impatient so let's head across only stay heading across to muhammad ali's old how do you know where it is right there thirty three oh two grand avenue is is in in the a row part of the city but it's still a nice little place you know muhammad ali back then he was known as cashes clay what was the place like back then you know he was born in in nineteen forty two but you know i'm talking about the sixties when he began his professional career sort of place was this west end of town then awful it was rough it was it was rough in specially for the blacks in louisville because you know doing them era blacks have very little rights had very little silla ratio might say and and when he's up there he learned to fight with the mighty stolis bicycle and during that time period it was a lot of restrictions on blacks could hardly drink from the same water fountain as white counterparts got better delayed on doing years but he went through a struggle that self you know he went into the lympics and won the gold medal and when he came back he was still prejudice against so at shows you how much move or thought of blacks era and it was a struggle for him but he maintained he maintained his prestigious dignity and he's still represents louisville we have a street named after him and i think that says a lot how how civil rights has come a long way and i think he brought a lot of changes of self just boxing you know just about maintaining his dignity and being strong enough to state his case i guess that's right he was very opinionated he was straightforward he shot straight from the hip whatever issues there was if you knew about east spoke about it and he didn't know punches excuse the pun but you didn't pull no punches you know and and i've mar him for that.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on WEEI
"I would say that muhammad ali showed to be the greatest of all time by what he did after he came back from boxing his personal willpower dave his stamina his ability to withstand all of the punches were thrown in his lifetime politically economically morally that's where i look at mohammed ali as the greatest of all time so i have to say that yeah it was an injustice that was done to him and we have to understand the nature of that injustice we just had the decision in the masterpiece cake shop case in colorado where somebody said hey my religion will not let me comply with this law that is precisely what muhammad ali said and it is so strange that donald trump would talk about it the same week that the masterpiece cake shop decision came out with the united states supreme court the supreme court affirmed in that case that your religion if you truly believe in america and it has sound basis we're not gonna force you to sell to anybody or to do anything the mohammed ali case before the supreme court said if you are a muslim and you don't believe in going into the draft we hold that religious right it's the very same principle so i find it interesting that donald trump was thinking about mohammadali the very same week that we upheld the same principle that the supreme court upheld when he eight to nothing was vindicated.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"Communists who by the way when they won that war the media won't tell you this unleashed a genocide and a holocaust across vietnam and southeast asia killing millions and millions of vietnamese cambodians and laotians that they won't tell you that they don't want to tell you the aftermath of our withdrawal from vietnam that they don't want to tell you but let that go let that go muhammad ali doesn't deserve a pardon now second point look i admire president trump a lot you know that i agree with his america first agenda i'm with them on his agenda all the way and i like the fact that he's willing to pardon people like nash souza for example and others who have been genuine victims of injustice but i do have a problem i'll look he's got the power i'm not saying he doesn't have the constitutional power he has the constitutional legal power i'm making a moral point not a constitutional or legal point i'm very uncomfortable with a president of the united states acting like the pardon power is like a magic wand i'm just going to be honest with you i don't to me it should be used sparingly and only for cases of real documented injustice okay a real wrong was done to somebody preferably somebody who's living but if you want to do a post humor's.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Give that go when you think about muhammad ali these considered the greatest boxer indices history of sports how can you be the greatest when he has about fifty seven wing is a five losses you'd be the greatest you have losses gotta on your record a lot of people think that a champion is somebody who never lose this woman actuality that's not the case the champion is not somebody who does not lose but a chevy in that somebody who asks is in light somebody who's been knocked down in life with inspite of all those those losses and all those times that you've been knocked down you decide to give back up so people read this book is gonna give you strengthened strategy is gonna give you practical and pragmatic principles on how to in the fight of your life whatever this fighting made big may axis and basque beavis you send you know in your book you're talking about how to win right now to america you know some people say we'll winning some people say we're not winning in your cherchi policy the same thing if you had to tell our listeners today one thing about winning what would you have to tell uh i tell them you know some of the things in some of the exsoviet in my book like for instance you might give the analogy of a boxer uh before bossa gets into the room and you got to trim the fat uh at a lot of people who claim christianity trying to win the fight of their lives put the attache and i'm not just talking about physically have save i'm talking about spiritually outta c boxes get ready to trim the fat are they have to eat right and they have to exercise i like wise in a spiritual since when i assume the fat i gotta eat right i gotta have a steady diet of the word a guy most christians if the truth be told the people who claim christianity only read the bible when they come to church but i'm eating physical food three times a day every single day so my diet as it'd be rice fiercely.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on Fresh Air
"You know the the muhammad ali he he he always believed in himself somehow and cadillacs in big houses were part of the yeah he talked all the time about these mansions he was going to build and how many cadillacs he was going to own and um he always tucked a building housing projects and by buying a house and living above the housing project he had these very specific dreams and and and eight before certain fight it would be a certain car that if i win this fight i'm gonna be able to buy that tomato red cadillac with the white upholstered seats in his definitely interested in the in the the fame and the money and just this image that he had of what it would take what it would be like to be a a a successful wealthy man and you got to remember this is a you know a black kid growing up in jim crow america who's being told by society by the by the law that he is inferior so this is a you know a dream of of even greater magnitude than you can imagine today how do you get into box it's a great story it's one of those legends that i'm actually turns out to be true which is a always had a pleasant surprise for me he was riding his bicycle when they had a brand new fifty dollars swin and the enough for his family as his dad will was assigned painter made some may decent money but wasn't well off by any stretch he had this fifty dollars shoe in that he shared with his brother and they were writing together one on this handlebars one down one on the seat they went downtown with a couple of other friends started to rain um so they ducked into this building and when they came back out the bike was gone and stolen so ali was furious he was cassius clay at that point but he was furious he went looking for the kids who stole his bike then he went looking for a police officer to report the crime and he found a police officer again him joe martin working in the basement of the columbia auditorium and in the basement joe martin was giving a boxing clinic teaching kids had a box and ali was just immediately entrance the almost forgot about his bike.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"You know and then and then a lotta people were like you know why are you saying that euro race paid or or what about muhammad ali first of all when muhammad ali i came on the scene as caches clay he was a public enemy number one he didn't become beloved for a long time oh they hated this fucking god they hate muhammad ali was haiti hamid ali was hated you know and after a while now when they were like oh he stood up for his rights in in uh he didn't go to the military he was real you know but they hate this guy hated him and we're not comparing this fucking conor mcgregor or this fuck and floyd mayweather to the great muhammad ali not not by wrap not by along chance pinal when you see like rob grunt cow ski running around would ensure often the summer and liking the football doing all that it's it's play for its phone is just grumpy drunk when antonio brown is out there working in doing all that other shape it's kyran and and i'm not saying everybody feels this way because you know what i'm saying this is like you know this is the way it this is the way is presented to the viewer joe what what if james harrison was run it around all without a shirt all all you know they wouldn't call their ship playful note say well he just grow to grow up.
"muhammad ali" Discussed on One A Game
"When muhammad ali was training and the poconos mace loaded a group of teenagers into his car and took them on a quest to find all these training camp maize arrived in the middle of the night ali invited him in and made him breakfast when new york nexstar walt frazier wrote about meese than his autobiography maize took another group of poise and stood outside the locker room saying that he was going to sue frazier for writing about him without his permission really all you want it was an autograph and a photo but if you could make it onto the broadcast that was even better this one's from september twenty seven th nineteen fifty when mays jumped into the ring before another joe louis fight by the way the alleged who have come into the ring watering across the border say lead did throw me out of the ring but again they let him stay and watch the fight and get his picture nays bugonjo took advantage of the fact that no one wanted to say no to the guy who was only forty three inches tall and why whitney he was constantly being disadvantaged right in not being able to participate in sports in the way he was treated in school the world was set up in a way that was just such a giant obstacle for him everywhere he went and so if he could use his smallsized to any kind of advantage he would do it he had no issue with at if that had been all there was to it this would just be a story about a man with differences who found the confidence to take on the world through his interactions however brief with famous athletes and that would be fine.