30 Quotes That Prove Just How Great Muhammad Ali Really Was

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He was known as one of the greatest boxers of all time and now Muhammad Ali has died on Friday aged 74.

The legend died after he was hospitalized June 2 with respiratory issues that were complicated by his Parkinson’s disease.

Muhammad Ali has won countless matches and Olympic medals since taking up boxing at the age of 12 up until he retired in 1981.

Throughout his 25 year career, he amassed 56 wins and only lost five times – and attributed some of his victories to getting inside opponents’ heads with his unparalleled trash talk.

As widely known for his quick skills and moves inside the ring, the man formerly named Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was also known for the dozens of inspiring, sometimes hilarious quotes he said throughout his life.

Here are 30 quotes of the legend:

‘Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee, your hands can’t hit, what your eyes can’t see.’ – Prior to his fight against Foreman in 1974.

‘If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.’

‘I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.’

‘It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.’

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