Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems



Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems including 'Will they ever have another fighter who writes poems, predicts rounds, beats everybody, makes people laugh, makes people cry, and is as tall and extra pretty as me?'










Michael Parkinson, the most famous chat show host in the UK had Muhammad Ali on his show four times. It must not have been shown in the USA because I remember and have found several things that have never been attributed to Ali, or at least have never been quoted on the internet... here's one

He once said to Parkinson

I like your show and I like your style.
but your pay's so bad I won't be back for a while

Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems

Ali also tended to handle the truth carelessly, like in this interview

Listen out for Ali claiming he wrote this poem which is in fact by Helen Steiner Rice

Friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold.

For gold is cold and lifeless,
It cannot see nor hear,
And in your times of trouble,
It is powerless to cheer.

It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand.

So when you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful that he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
But the love of a real, true friend.

Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems

He also said in this same interview that

"Oxford University, your biggest seat of learning, offered me a professorship in philosophy and poetry to come in and teach"

I'm not saying they didn't but try googling it.

Nobody knew then, as Ali ranted at Parkinson, that he would later, sadly, contract Parkinson's Disease.
What follows is not the definitive list of Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems but the ones I have selected

Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems

Me — wheee!

**

Now you see me, now you don't.
George thinks he will, but I know he won't

**

It will be a Killer, And a chiller, And a thrilla.
When I get the gorilla in Manila

**

My face is so pretty; you don't see a scar,
Which proves I'm the king of the ring by far.

**

This is the legend of Cassius Clay,
The most beautiful fighter in the world today.
He talks a great deal, and brags indeed-y,
Of a muscular punch that's incredibly speed-y.
The fistic world was dull and weary,
but with a champ like Liston, things had to be dreary.
Then someone with color and someone with dash,
brought fight fans are runnin' with Cash.
This brash young boxer is something to see
and the heavyweight championship is his destiny.
This kid's got a left, this kid's got a right,
if he hit you once, you're asleep for the night.

This is the legend of Muhammad Ali,
The greatest fighter that ever will be.
He talks a great deal and brags, indeed.
Of a powerful punch and blinding speed.
Ali fights great, he's got speed and endurance.
If you sign to fight him, increase your insurance.
Ali's got a left, Ali's got a right;
If he hits you once, you're asleep for the night

**

Clay comes out to meet Liston
and Liston starts to retreat,
if Liston goes back an inch farther
he'll end up in a ringside seat.
Clay swings with his left,
Clay swings with his right,
Look at young Cassius
carry the fight
Liston keeps backing, but there's not enough room,
It's a matter of time till Clay lowers the boom.
Now Clay lands with a right,
What a beautiful swing,
and the punch raises the Bear
clean out of the ring.
Liston is still rising and the ref wears a frown,
For he can't start counting
till Sonny goes down.
Now Liston is disappearing from view,
The crowd is going frantic,
But radar stations have picked him up,
Somewhere over the Atlantic.
Who would have thought
when they came to the fight?
That they'd witness the launching
of a human satellite.
Yes the crowd did not dream,
when they put up the money,
That they would see
a total eclipse of the Sonny.

Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems

Ding! Ali comes out to meet Frazier
But Frazier starts to retreat
If Frazier goes back any further
He'll wind up in a ringside seat

Ali swings to the left
Ali swings to the right
Look at the kid
Carry the fight

Frazier keeps backing
But there's not enough room
It's a matter of time
Then Ali lowers the boom

Now Ali lands to the right
What a beautiful swing!
And deposits Frazier
Clean out of the ring

Frazier's still rising
But the referee wears a frown
For he can't start counting
Till Frazier comes down

Now Frazier disappears from view
The crowd is getting frantic
But our radar stations have picked him up
He's somewhere over the Atlantic

Who would have thought that
When they came to the fight
That they would have witnessed
The launching of a coloured satellite!

**

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

**

If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.

**

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems

Let's finish with his most famous quote

I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

Here's Black Superman Muhammad Ali
by Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band

This here's the story of Cassius Clay
Who changed his name to Muhammad Ali
He knows how to talk and he knows how to fight
And all the contenders were beat out of sight

Sing, Muhammad, Muhammad Ali
He floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee
Mohammed, the black superman
Who calls to the other guy I'm Ali catch me if you can

Now all you fight fans, you've got to agree
There ain't no flies on Muhammad Ali
He fills the arena wherever he goes
And everyone gets what they paid for

Muhammad, was known to have said
You watch me shuffle and I'll jab off your head
He moves like the black superman
And calls to the other guy I'm Ali catch me if you can

He says I'm the greatest the worlds ever seen
The heavyweight champion who came back again
My face is so pretty you don't see a scar
Which proves I'm the king of the ring by far

Sing, Muhammad, Muhammad Ali
He floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee
Mohammed, the black superman
Who calls to the other guy I'm Ali catch me if you can

Sing, Muhammad, Muhammad Ali
He floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee
Muhammad, the black superman
Who calls to the other guy I'm Ali catch me if you can

Muhammad Ali Quotes Poems


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