Muhammad Ali Turns 70

Muhammad Ali Turns 70There are only a handful of athletes who manage to transcend their respective sports to become true global icons. Muhammad Ali tops that list, and today he turns 70.

This is the perfect excuse to share my favourite picture of Ali, taken by Neil Leifer for Sports Illustrated. This is Ali after knocking down Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine back in 1965.

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dale

Most recognized athlete of ALL TIME & one of the most admired by not just the U.S. but the World.

January 17, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

David

I can't remember when I gave up on boxing, as it was so long ago. But I loved watching Ali.

January 17, 2012 @ 7:54 PM

Max

Ali is an inspiration. Look at the power in that picture!

January 17, 2012 @ 10:55 PM

Pigeon Toed Dave

Hey Mike
Are you going to be with H&F tues on Breakfast Television for their big announcement.

January 18, 2012 @ 8:44 AM

Ryan G

Wow how times have changed in professional sports. Not one logo to be seen.

January 18, 2012 @ 9:15 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Pigeon Toed Dave

No, I don't think so.

January 18, 2012 @ 9:20 AM

Howard

I have watched that clip over and over and over but not for a few years. This is the 'Phantom Punch' clip. Where it appears Ali completely missed him and the fight was thrown. But the thing is that Ali was so fast he did hit him. The punch that missed was when Liston was going down. Or so my memory recalls.

June 3, 2016 @ 10:18 PM

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