I’d never heard this before (where have I been!). Profound. And with “The Greatest” along with the caption, not only one of the finest black men who ever lived but one of the finest humans period, makes it so much more special. And on the race subject...shame on you Starbucks. I’m in there all the time and don’t buy anything - just me and a laptop. Repost from RSVLTS.
20.04.18 « Tout le long j'ai été testé. Ma volonté a été testée, mon courage a été testé, ma force a été testée. Maintenant, ma patience et mon endurance sont testées. Jusqu’à ce que je décide d’y mettre un terme et d’en finir pour de bon. » #mohammedali
Mike Tyson went to watch Muhammad Ali in his final fight against Larry Holmes. It was 1980 and Tyson was only 14 years old, but the fire that burned in him that night as he watched his hero Ali get beaten badly by Holmes, would help him retain his title seven years later against the same opponent. The next morning, Cus was on the phone with Muhammad Ali after taking this shellacking from Holmes. He said to Ali, “I have this young black kid who is going to be heavyweight champion someday and I want you to talk to him. He spoke about picking up that phone and telling Ali: “When I grow up, I’ll fight Holmes and I’ll get him back for you.” He said that when he was 14 years old.
Seven years later and it was his turn to fight Larry Holmes. He was 21 and was defending his title against the former champ. D’Amato invited Ali to sit ringside and Tyson revealed what it was Ali said to him before the fight…🙏🏼