Tag: Ali

Ali’s Final Punch

By Michael June 4, 2016 Off

Louisville, Kentucky, Cascade Press, (CP) Muhammad Ali threw his final punch yesterday in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a silent punch, as swift and as silent as the punch that dropped Sonny Liston to the canvass in Lewiston,Maine 51 years ago last month. Ali’s final punch was like the sting of a bee, then he floated into eternity on June three. read more

Cruz Should Pull a Cassius Clay

By Michael January 28, 2016 Off

Tonight, if I were Ted Cruz, I would pull a Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) on Donald Trump. Since Trump has decided that he will skip tonight’s debate over what he perceives to be a slight by Fox News executives, I would take the fight to him.

Many, at least, in my generation, will recall that in the summer of 1963, Sonny Liston was the Heavyweight Champion of the World. The young brash Cassius Clay had defeated all of his opponents, but he could not get a championship fight with Liston. read more