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5 of the greatest Muhammad Ali GIFS of all time

Many know Muhammad Ali as the “The Greatest” heavyweight boxer of all-time, but it was also his charismatic persona that has made him an icon throughout the globe. Here are 5 GIFS that exhibits what has made the man so great.
5 of the greatest Muhammad Ali GIFS of all time

5 of the greatest Muhammad Ali GIFS of all time

Muhammad Ali may have passed away at the young age of 74 years old, but his memory will always live on. He’ll live on as one of the greatest boxers of all time and as one having a personality that has transcended the sport. Many know him as the “The Greatest” heavyweight boxer of all-time, but it was also his charismatic persona that has made him an icon throughout the globe.

Here are five GIFS that exhibits what has made the man so great.

5) Ali demonstrates incredible footwork on television

ABC sportscaster Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali had a friendship that lasted for decades. On ABC television, the two met and Ali showed Cosell the basics of the boxing stance and beyond. He began to dazzle the crowd with his fancy footwork and landed a quick right cross on Cosell.

Ali demonstrates incredible footwork on television

Ali demonstrates incredible footwork on television

Ali demonstrates incredible footwork on television

Ali demonstrates incredible footwork on television

Next: Ali exhibits unbelievable head movement

4) Ali exhibits unbelievable head movement

In his 28th bout and defense of his WBC, The Ring & Lineal heavyweight titles, Ali had exhibited some of the most unbelievable head movement. In this GIF, we see Ali dodged a jab, jab, cross combination effortlessly Ernie Terrell. Ali taunted Terrell throughout the whole fight and won a lopsided 15 round decision retaining his titles.

Ali exhibits unbelievable head movement

Ali exhibits unbelievable head movement

Ali exhibits unbelievable head movement

Ali exhibits unbelievable head movement

Next: Ali shadow spars with Sylvester Stallone

3) Ali shadow spars with Sylvester Stallone

In 1977, Sylvester Stallone was up on stage at the Oscars presenting the award for best supporting actress. Ali crept up behind him and said "You stole my script. I'm the Apollo Creed." The squared off and began to throw some jabs and punches at each other.

Ali shadow spars with Sylvester Stallone

Ali shadow spars with Sylvester Stallone

Ali shadow spars with Sylvester Stallone

Ali shadow spars with Sylvester Stallone

Next: Ali tries to teach Michael Jackson how to box

2) Ali tries to teach Michael Jackson how to box

When Muhammad Ali was a guest on “The Jackson 5” television show, Michael Jackson had Ali if he had what it took to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” Jackson continued to demonstrate his own fancy footwork, but as he completed his pirouette Ali said that he only had the butterfly float down.

Ali tries to teach Michael Jackson how to box

Ali tries to teach Michael Jackson how to box

Ali tries to teach Michael Jackson how to box

Ali tries to teach Michael Jackson how to box

Next: Ali dodges 21 punches in 10 seconds

1) Ali dodges 21 punches in 10 seconds

During a televised boxing match against Michael Dokes, Muhammad Ali had allowed himself to be backed up into a corner. Dokes tried his best to land a punch on the legend, but with a taunting face, Ali dodged all of the punches thrown at him. A total of 21 punches were thrown in the sequence.

Ali dodges 21 punches in 10 seconds

Ali dodges 21 punches in 10 seconds

Ali dodges 21 punches in 10 seconds

Ali dodges 21 punches in 10 seconds

Clyde Erwin Barretto is an emphatic obsessed fan of mixed martial arts, combat sports and body movement. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeBarretto.

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