1942 - 2016 | THE GREATEST

January 17, 1942 - June 3, 2016
Source: Zimbio

“Everyone predicted that Sonny Liston would destroy me. And he was scary. But it’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. I was confident I could whup him. So what I did was, I studied his style, I trained hard, and I watched Liston outside the ring.

I went to his training camp and tried to understand what went on inside his head, so later on I could mess with his mind. And all the time, I was talking, talking. That way, I figured Liston would get so mad that, when the fight came, he’d try to kill me and forget everything he knew about boxing.”

Muhammad Ali A.K.A. Cassius Clay
From: Muhammad Ali His Life And Times (Open Road, 1991)

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