Great article. As an amateur boxer of over 20 years, I am a huge fan of Ali's. His style was singular and sadly dangerous for him when he eventually lost a fraction of his speed with age (Roy Jones Jr. had the same problem). Ali was a larger than life figure and braver than most people give him credit for. He had no idea how things would turn out in the 70s when he refused the draft. This was at a time when black men could be treated horribly openly in the US, particularly in the South where he was from. Unbelievably brave.