Background photo (altered), Muhammad Ali vs. Ernie Terrell, Houston Astrodome, Houston, TX, 1967 from Cliff @ Flickr | CC BY 2.0
I am the greatest,
I said that even before I knew I was.
I've wrestled with alligators, I've tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning, and thrown thunder in jail.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
It's been said it was Rope a dope, Ali beat me with no his beauty that beat me. Most beauty I've know loved him pic.twitter.com/G64WX3eyZC— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) June 4, 2016
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A giant among men, Ali displayed a greatness in talent, courage & conviction, that most of us will EVER be able to truly comprehend. #RIPAli— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) June 4, 2016
The Greatest. In boxing and in life, an inspiration to mankind. https://t.co/lfgd3H2gaT— Gennady Golovkin (@GGGBoxing) June 4, 2016
I met #Ali once. He was a great role model and a great man. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family tonight.— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) June 4, 2016
Float like a butterfly sting like a bee nobody in the world is greater than Mohammed Ali. Much ❤️ Rip Goat— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) June 4, 2016
Mohammad Ali was the first athlete I was truly inspired by. He was a true champion and forever a legend. RIP Muhammad Ali.— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) June 4, 2016
Sad news about the Muhammad Ali. Nobody enjoyed life like you. RIP #GOAT— Todd Frazier (@FlavaFraz21) June 4, 2016
"If my mind can conceive it & my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it." Muhammad Ali taught us all to dream. pic.twitter.com/my6Cdw2p12— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) June 4, 2016
RiP to the one and only Muhammad Ali, simply the best...— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) June 4, 2016
Prayers 🙏🏾 up to his family and friends
Float like a butterfly, sting like a 🐝 , rest in peace Muhammad Ali🙏🏽— Damontre' Moore (@tmoore94) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali represents and symbolises greatness for all the world over. His name and story will live on forever. RIP!— Cathy Freeman (@CathyFreeman) June 4, 2016