Muhammed Ali’s Rare Combination of Charm and Greatness

I wish I could have seen Muhammed Ali fight.

Over the years I’ve read about some of his great quotes. I’ve seen one or two films about him. I’ve randomly, on Youtube, stumbled across replays of his biggest matches. But it’s not his fights or his quotes that have always impressed me. Like the time he did this:

Instead, I think he’s the greatest professional athlete to have ever lived because of his personality. The wit, the charm, the happiness. All combined with his talent in the ring. How big would the list get if you were asked to find the greatest athletes who also had the greatest personalities? In one of my many Muhammed Ali video searches, the following is something I’ll store away in my bookmarks for years:

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