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Muhammad Ali is Crowned "The King of Boxing"

By James Blears
 
Muhammad Ali crowned the King of Boxing at the WBC Fiftieth Convention, at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun.

Accompanied by his loving Wife Lonnie, Ali who appeared frail but alert, recieved standing ovations . He was helped with the rope and the crown by Vitali Klitschko, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. While Sergio Martinez helped with the Diamond Belt, which was also Presented to him.

A film was showed of Ali's unique and extraordinary life, which ended to thunderous applause and chants of Ali, Ali, Ali.

Bravery and brilliance in adversity, was a strong theme whicb ran through Muhammad Ali life and career. Never was it more evident with the courage he showed in making along journey to be honored in this heartfelt way.

His Wife Lonnie who held hands with him and was lovingly attentive, thanked the WBC in a speech. She said Ali and her consider this a wonderful homage and a prestigious and unque award. She also pointed out that it's a first, which Ali particularly cherishes, as he's always keen to be first.

A roar of laughter broke out when she said her Husband was wondering why this prestigious award had taken so long!

Afterwards Lonnie said: "Muhammad is humbled, but he is so grateful to be honored in this way, at the age of seventy, by all of the Boxing World. From the legends and the newcomers- from every division of Boxing. To be named King of Boxing is a huge honor for him."
 
When asked about her speech about why it took so long for this fabulous honor to finally arrive, Lonnie smiled and replied: "That's what he (Ali) would have said. He would have asked Jose (Sulaiman) that."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MARKBNLV on 12-06-2012

[QUOTE=kiDynamite92;12772538]In Ali's time blacks were treated like second class citizens and learnt even served coffee in the diners even after winning a fx king gold medal for their country, do they or do they not have a case to be…

Comment by kiDynamite92 on 12-05-2012

[QUOTE=MARKBNLV;12771621]War is brutal kid and people die and i wish peace to their collective souls i am not a bad man but i try to be real and i know a lot about ALI AND I PLAIN DONT LIKE THE…

Comment by Sage84 on 12-05-2012

The GOAT!!

Comment by Sage84 on 12-05-2012

[QUOTE=MARKBNLV;12766268]Shake away to your grave already draft dodger.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=MARKBNLV;12766276]Why do people continue to suck up to this nation of islam piece of sht he was overrated as a fighter and was a piss ant for a man Frazier truly was…

Comment by MARKBNLV on 12-05-2012

[QUOTE=kiDynamite92;12770759]So in Iraq half a million innocent iraqis were killed because america suspected Sadam Hussein of having WMD. Some were mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, sons and daughters, now do families of these victims have the right to the…

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