Keep those Hands Up! The Only person who got away w keeping their hands down was Muhammad Ali.
I don’t like these videos but there’s a lesson to be learned from these types of videos. Everything comes back to the BASICS (👊👊 UP)
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On this day in Boxing History, 1989, Performing in front of his hometown fans in Hampton, Virginia, Whitaker started fast and as early as the second round he was dominating the champion, backing Haugen up, scoring repeatedly with right jabs and beautiful combinations to both head and body. The challenger’s clear advantage in speed was already glaringly apparent and Haugen was reduced to smiling and mugging after getting tagged with jarring punches. At the end of round three the crowd came to its feet as Haugen was hurt by two hard shots to the body followed by a powerful uppercut. Whitaker slowed his attack somewhat in the eighth and ninth, dancing and using the ring more, though he clearly won both rounds. A desperate champion came out hard in round ten and Whitaker, like a stern schoolmaster correcting an errant pupil, immediately put Haugen in his place, backing him to the ropes and battering him with both hands. The ever game champion never stopped trying, but he was tiring and Whitaker was toying with him now, snapping his head back with almost every jab and strafing him with extended flurries of sharp shots to which Haugen had no reply. The first two minutes of the final round Whitaker was content to circle and showboat, but in the last minute he closed the show, scoring with one vicious flurry after another. After each battering, the tough-as-iron Haugen would smile, drop his hands and shake his head, as if to say, “That all you got” Whitaker would then mete out another sustained volley, as if to say, “Okay, here’s some more,” bringing the crowd to its feet as he ended the fight and his masterful performance with an exclamation mark. At the final bell Haugen, showing class, applauded Whitaker before the official scorecards were even tabulated.
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Who is your leader Two great men in their own right. But who do you think has really made an impact One never needed to show even a dollar bill. The other It seems to be all he shows. No disrespect to either. Two different jorunerys at two different times. Plus I get the whole being cool, having money, status and confirming to what might be societies definition of success thing. Many would want that... But at what point does it become about something more How much money will it take How much power does one need Just asking for a friend... Will delete later.
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Now Clay swings with a right what a beautiful swing, and the punch raises the bear clear out the ring, Liston is still rising the ref wears a frown, for he can’t start counting until sonny comes down, now Liston disappears from view, the crowd is getting frantic, but our radar stations have picked him up, he’s somewhere over the Atlantic! Who would have thought when they came to he flight, they would witness the launching of a coloured satellite, yes the crowd did not freak when they lay down their money, that they would see a total eclipse of sonny!
I am the greatest! - #muhammadali
“The Greatest,” otherwise known as Muhammad Ali, is best known as one of the most praised sports figures and professional boxers of all time. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky and started boxing at the age of 12 holding numerous heavyweight championships. He is known for his activism and in 1966 refusing to be drafted into the U.S. military. Ali, was arrested and stripped of his boxing titles. Many years later this decision was overturned. After retiring from boxing, Ali focused on religion and philanthropy. He focused on donating millions to charities of all different religious backgrounds. During the civil rights movement Ali brought racial pride to the African American community. #BlackHistoryMonth