A game changer

A game changer

As Muhammad Ali turns 70, Johnny Nelson looks at a man who transformed the sporting landscape.

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Shakir Hussain says...

The Greatest Boxer to ever live! A Legend inside the ring and an even bigger Legend outside the ring. Always stood up for what he believed in no matter what. Put his Beliefs before Money and Fame. Happy BirthDay to Muhammad Ali and Me :-D!

Posted 00:01 18th January 2012

Nick Berry says...

A modern day Icon. He wiil go down in history with the likes of Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandella etc - people who made a difference!

Posted 22:40 17th January 2012

Nev Nev says...

hello johnny,i believe that ali at his best was so damn clinical.as to say he was the best ever thats always going to be debated.( i think!) my opinion is he is the greatest man ever to box, he raised eyebrows, was not afraid to question authority,changed opinions. thats what the greatest among us do.

Posted 17:50 17th January 2012

Steven Mollon says...

There is only one thing to say about this man an its legend!

Posted 15:26 17th January 2012

Arron Roberts says...

Pure legend of the sport of boxing and sport in general. take pleasure of having this amazing talent on our planet.

Posted 13:59 17th January 2012

Wesley Ekwueme says...

Could not have summed the man better. Fully deserves all the allocolades he gets and he was and in my opinion always will be The Greatest

Posted 13:14 17th January 2012

Scott Robbins says...

Alot of people misunderstand the definition of the word 'the greatest'. During the peak of his career he was the most famous face on the planet, only Mike Tyson probably achieved such a feat from the Boxing world. He made a massive impact outside the ring for positive and negative reasons, which made him such a iconic figure. My only disappointment of Ali was his treatment of the late, great Smokin Joe Frazier, which he has since apologised for. But for me, as a gifted and unique athelete, successful achievements during a highly-competitive Heavyweight era, the engaging personality outside the ring and creating political controversy, just added to the good, bad and ugly side of what made him the most intriguing and fascinating sportsperson of the 20th century.

Posted 12:23 17th January 2012

Brent Vine says...

My Grandad was a professional boxer in the 30's and 40's named Harry `Jumbo` Vine. I recall he never had much time for boxers of later years because he thought alot of them were only in it for the money. When Ali came on the telivision grandad would sit and watch his fights and would call Ali was the greatest fighter of all time.

Posted 10:05 17th January 2012

Robert Meader says...

Muhammad was The Greatest and will always be The greatest. I think people should look what he did outside the ring as well as in it. He helped so many people, he lifted you to new heights. I was fortunate to meet him in 1993, shook his hand outside Henry Coopers Gym and later on had my book 'The Greatest' signed. The man is incredible.

Posted 07:39 17th January 2012

Farook Ali says...

Simply the Greatest boxer and human being on the planet.I love Muhammad Ali more than any other famous person in any field. Muhammad Ali had skills he had courage and he believed in what he thought was righteous. Stood up to racist Americans in the 60's as well as the Government of the USA for his belief. All those who knocked him for fighting in Vietnam our now saying only if we had listened to Muhammad Ali. (GOAT) Greatest of All Time.

Posted 02:29 17th January 2012

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