Is Tyson Fury the new Muhammad Ali?

Boxing and politics always seem to get their wires crossed. From Jack Johnson and the Great White Hope, Joe Louis fighting “the racist Nazi” Max Schmeling when Joe Louis himself was seen as nothing more than a second class citizen. Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Mike Tyson and many other boxers have like Jack Johnson ended up having to fight the ruling elite outside the boxing ring as well as their opponents inside the ring.

Tyson Fury is the latest example of a heavyweight champion that is universally hated for his controversial but honest and very true take on modern day society. Like nearly all the great heavyweights Tyson Fury comes from oppression, he is seen by many (not me) as a second class citizen. He said himself that he would always be seen as “just a dirty gypo” and unfortunately its true. Like Muhammad Ali, Jack Johnson, Sonny Liston and too many others Tyson Fury is fighting ignorance, the media and the establishment as well as the brainwashed.

I watched Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury with HBO’s and Sky Sports commentary. HBO hate to give Tyson Fury any credit whatsoever, Jim Lampley repeatedly puts the fight down to a poor performance from Wladimir Klitschko. They blamed the age of Wladimir Klitschko who was 4o. Only Roy Jones Jnr gave credit to Fury as he kept informing Jim Lampley that Tyson Fury was confusing Wladimir Klitschko with movement and faints.

Sky Sport was not as blatantly anti Tyson Fury as HBO but they were also blaming the “poor performance” and “age” of Wladimir Klitschko. Wladimir Klitschko proved in his next fight that age had very little to do with anything as he put on a fine performance and nearly knocked out the golden boy of British Boxing at the moment Anthony Joshua.

If the right boxer was to naturalize and confuse Wladimir Klitschko the way that Tyson Fury did they would have received credit and hype from the mainstream media. Tyson Fury is not the right boxer, casual boxing rule the market and they want knockouts and blood but the real art of boxing has always been hit without getting hit and that is what Tyson Fury managed to do against Klitschko.

Like in the past with Muhammad Ali and Jack Johnson and others the establishment are using the media to spread hate for the exact same reasons they always do.

Somebody has managed to fight their way against the odds out of poverty and oppression and gained a following. All Tyson Fury does is say what a million people already believe the only difference is when Tyson Fury says it it gets heard.

How dare some know nothing middle class wannabe upper class muppet that has never done a proper days work in their lives complain because a message they don’t like and are not used to hearing gets heard. The problem is not Tyson Fury, Gypsies or the poor speaking out the problem is the establishment.

The reason so many people in Britain are attacking Tyson Fury is much the same reason white America turned on Muhammad Ali, Jack Johnson, Sonny Liston and even Mike Tyson. That reason is because they have a feeling of superiority, they are ignorant, racists that live in cloud cuckoo land and they fear anybody that is different.

I believe that in this time of sell outs and corporate whores Tyson Fury should be applauded for having the balls to say what many of us know. I’m not saying I agree with EVERYTHING he says but I agree with him much more than I agree with the people that think they have the right to silence him.

TRUTH IS FUNNIER THAN FICTION. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN? I HATE THE INLAND REVENUE.

TRUTH IS FUNNIER THAN FICTION. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN? I HATE THE INLAND REVENUE.

TRUTH IS FUNNIER THAN FICTION FUNNY SHIT BY WOLVOMAN80. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN? I HATE THE INLAND REVENUE. Also looking at BOXING LEGEND Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali = THE GREATEST.

 

Muhammad Ali
Global ID 180
sex male
birthdate 1942-01-17
division heavyweight
stance orthodox
height 6′ 3″   /   191cm
reach 78″   /   198cm

alias The Greatest
country USA
residence Louisville, Kentucky, USA
birth place Louisville, Kentucky, USA
birth name Cassius Marcellus Clay
won 56 (KO 37) + lost 5 (KO 1) + drawn 0 = 61
rounds boxed 548 KO% 60.66

ALI

Vietnam War and resistance to the draft

In 1964, Ali failed the U.S. Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were sub-par (he was quoted as saying, “I said I was the greatest, not the smartest!”).[94] However, in early 1966, the tests were revised and Ali was reclassified as 1A.[20] This classification meant he was now eligible for the draft and induction into the United States Army during a time when the U.S. was involved in the Vietnam War.

When notified of this status, Ali declared that he would refuse to serve in the Army and publicly considered himself a conscientious objector.[20] Ali stated: “War is against the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. I’m not trying to dodge the draft. We are not supposed to take part in no wars unless declared by Allah or The Messenger. We don’t take part in Christian wars or wars of any unbelievers.” More succinctly and famously he said, “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong – no Viet Cong ever called me Nigger.” The statement articulated, for many people, a reason to oppose the war.[95]

Appearing for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces on April 28, 1967 in Houston, Ali refused three times to step forward at the call of his name. An officer warned him he was committing a felony punishable by five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. Once more, Ali refused to budge when his name was called. As a result, he was arrested. On the same day the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title. Other boxing commissions followed suit. Ali would not be able to obtain a license to box in any state for over three years.[96]

At the trial on June 20, 1967, after only 21 minutes of deliberation, the jury found Ali guilty.[20] After a Court of Appeals upheld the conviction, the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the years between the appellate court decision and the Supreme Court verdict, Ali remained free. As public opinion began turning against the war and the Civil Rights movement continued to gather momentum, Ali became a popular speaker at colleges and universities across the country, rare if not unprecedented for a boxer. At Howard University, for example, he gave his popular “Black Is Best” speech to 4,000 cheering students and community intellectuals, after he was invited to speak by sociology professor Nathan Hare on behalf of the Black Power Committee, a student protest group.[97][98]

On June 28, 1971, the Supreme Court in Clay v. United States overturned Ali’s conviction by a unanimous 8-0 decision (Justice Thurgood Marshall did not participate).[99] The decision was not based on, nor did it address, the merits of Ali’s claims per se; rather, the Court held that since the Appeal Board gave no reason for the denial of a conscientious objector exemption to Ali, and that it was therefore impossible to determine which of the three basic tests for conscientious objector status offered in the Justice Department’s brief that the Appeals Board relied on, Ali’s conviction must be reversed.[100]

Impact of Ali’s stance

Ali’s example inspired countless black Americans and others. New York Times columnist William Rhoden wrote, “Ali’s actions changed my standard of what constituted an athlete’s greatness. Possessing a killer jump shot or the ability to stop on a dime was no longer enough. What were you doing for the liberation of your people? What were you doing to help your country live up to the covenant of its founding principles?” [9]

Recalling Ali’s anti-war position, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said: “I remember the teachers at my high school didn’t like Ali because he was so anti-establishment and he kind of thumbed his nose at authority and got away with it. The fact that he was proud to be a Black man and that he had so much talent … made some people think that he was dangerous. But for those very reasons I enjoyed him.”[101]

Ali inspired Martin Luther King, Jr., who had been reluctant to address the Vietnam War for fear of alienating the Johnson Administration and its support of the civil rights agenda. Now, King began to voice his own opposition to the war for the first time.[102]

In speaking of the cost on Ali’s career of his refusal to be drafted, his trainer Angelo Dundee said, “One thing must be taken into account when talking about Ali: He was robbed of his best years, his prime years.”[103]

Ali’s resistance to the draft was covered in the 2013 documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

 

IF FLOYD MAYWEATHER BEATS MANNY PACQUAIO DOES THAT MAKE HIM THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME?

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2nd of May 2015 Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio is set to fight Floyd “Money” Mayweather in a mega fight that even non boxing fans are interested in. Many believe that if Floyd Mayweather wins he would have confirmed himself to be not just the best in modern day boxing but also maybe the greatest of all time! I do not believe that this is the case, why? First of all I am not a Floyd Mayweather hater, he is without doubt a great champion with one of the most impressive defenses I have ever seen and I have been a huge boxing fan since I was about 12, but I do not believe Manny Pacquaio is as great as he was five years ago and Sugar Ray Robinson (lost only 1 from his first 130 fights!), Henry Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Wilde there have been some pretty impressive boxers that have achieved titles at multiple weights at a time when there was one champion per division meaning every champion of every division was undisputed.

Is Mayweather even is best of this century so far? He is definitely among them no doubt about it, but I do not believe it is as clear cut as some say, despite the fact that greed and boxing politics are slowly destroying the sport, boxing has still created some very good boxers in recent years Joe Calzaghe, Manny Pacquaio, Roy Jones, Bernard Hopkins, James Tony, the Klitschko brothers, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and many others.

I love watching Mayweather his defense is incredible and he certainly is one of the modern greats but not the “GOAT” for my money. Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio is aggressive and when at his best exciting to watch and also certainly one of the modern greats but past his best, so is Mayweather but Pacquaio has had the harder career.

Much is made of Floyd Mayweather’s unbeaten record but I watched him get out punched, out worked and at times out boxed by Jose Luis Castillo back in 2002, yet somehow the judges seen the fight completely differently.

Who wins on the 2nd May 2015? I hope Pacquaio wins and five years ago I believed he would win he has the power and speed to cause problems and he is definitely the best Mayweather has faced so far, I like boxers that like to fight and entertain but I fear Mayweather may outbox Pacquaio with his effective defensive style and win on points unless Pacquaio falls behind and gets desperate, in that case he could even get knocked out.

The fight can be viewed on killers of boxing SKY Box Office for a rip off price of £15, I hope someone put it on YouTube before the news tells me the result!