Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee


When I think of my early childhood Muhammed Ali is one of those magical characters in the background, along with Hong Kong Phooey, Elvis and Evil Knieval.  

I have memories of my dad talking about Ali's fight's, but always reminding me that Henry Cooper had that one perfect punch that had taken Ali to the floor and the ropes.  I also remember aged 5 trying to get my head around a man with two names; the Cassius Clay Henry Cooper hit so well, and the Muhammad Ali of the Rumble in the Jungle.

Happy 70th birthday Muhammad Ali.