TurnerMAX pays tribute to one of the greatest boxers of all time
In the news:
Muhammad Ali, the greatest heavy-weight boxer of all time has died at the age of 74. He was probably the most influential individual in the field of boxing. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease since 1984. He was an American and his birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was born on January 17, 1942. Later in his career he turned to Islam and was named Muhammad Ali. He became an Olympic Gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavy-weight boxing champion in 1964. Ali had been in fights with a lot of other famous boxers. He reclaimed the heavy-weight championship titles by fighting two of the greats named as Joe Frazier and George Foreman in the 1970s. After the disease he devoted much of his time to philanthropy. He earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. He died on 3rd June 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona, leaving a family that he truly loved and adored.
He showed that he was a brave person very early in his life. He wasn’t afraid of any fights inside or outside the ring. Ali experienced racial prejudice and discrimination at the hands of general public but later won the hearts of many through his boxing. Ali at the age of 12 met Officer Joe Martin as a result of his bike getting stolen. The anger inside Ali made him say that he would have beaten up the thief. In reply Officer Martin said “Well, you better learn to fight before you start challenging people”. This was the twist of destiny that made Muhammad Ali, the Greatest that we all know today as Martin also taught guys to box at the local gym.
He learned to spar by training with Martin and soon began his boxing career. And then there was no stopping this man onto becoming a legend.
Olympic Gold medalist:
Ali became part of the team that went to Olympics in 1960. At a height of 6’3, he was felt as a dominating figure in the ring but he was also famous for his lightning speed and elegant footwork. After his Olympic victory, he was remarked as the American hero.
His fight with the British champion Henry Cooper ended up with Ali winning it and later knocked out Sonny Liston in 1964 to become the Heavy-weight champion of the world. He told the reporters that he could “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”. He used to sing inside the ring and confused his opponents by his phrases and seized the opportunity to go for the kill.
Conversion to Islam:
While the champion roared on to the steps of success, something inside him was incomplete and he decided to do some soul-searching resulting in him joining the Black Muslim Group. He reverted back to Islam as it is said in Islam that every child is born a Muslim. He was against the Vietnam war, basically was a peace loving person as war at all costs results in the loss of life. Life was meant to be precious for Muhammad Ali.
TurnerMAX and the Champion
TurnerMAX wants to pay tribute to this star of wonderful vitality. As TurnerMAX is also a boxing sensation of the modern world, it wants to express its deepest condolences on the death of this super star. May Allah reward him for his efforts in the betterment of this world and becoming an ideal for many young boxers around the globe. Turner Sports UK conducts itself in a way as to motivate the young generation as well as the older folks to become contributing members of the society. And not be someone who is non-active or stagnant because the water that stops flowing gets stale. So whatever your capacity is, just keep on going and keep on making an effort to be fit and healthy till the day you die. As of today Turner Sports UK promises to 6 billion people of the world that it won’t stop making quality boxing products such as TurnerMAX boxing gloves, punch bags and other fitness related products as this would be a step in making this world a better place for the younger generation. To be honest and committed to your profession and pushing your limits is what they say here at Turner Sports UK.