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Boxing: Cassius Clay vs Yvon Becot Rome, 1960 Olympics
« on: December 02, 2020, 11:11:58 PM »
Not Olympic Wrestling but Good stuff..

Cassius Clay vs Yvon Becot Rome, 1960 Olympics
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Finals: Cassius Clay vs. Zigzy Pietrzykowski
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Re: Boxing: Cassius Clay vs Yvon Becot Rome, 1960 Olympics
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2020, 11:51:26 PM »
His quickness was amazing!   Hands, head, and feet!  :o 
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Re: Boxing: Cassius Clay vs Yvon Becot Rome, 1960 Olympics
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 05:22:21 PM »
I always thought Clay was great. Well, if he weighed 272 against the 198 Pole, no surprise he thumped him. He was slick as heck.
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Re: Boxing: Cassius Clay vs Yvon Becot Rome, 1960 Olympics
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2020, 03:11:37 PM »
I always thought Clay was great. Well, if he weighed 272 against the 198 Pole, no surprise he thumped him. He was slick as heck.
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Contrary to his public antics (undoubtedly designed to spur interest in the sport), he was also a very nice person.  A friend of mine was living and working in the Middle East, as a school administrator.  His youngest son had recently been born, when Ali somehow heard of my friend and decided to drop in for a surprise visit!  Imagine answering a knock on your door and seeing him standing there with a smile on his face!  He was invited in for a lengthy and casual visit, during which he was pictured holding the family's new baby.  According to my friend, he was very pleasant, friendly, and humble...   very down to earth.  I personally was shown the photo, so I know this actually happened. 
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Re: Boxing: Cassius Clay vs Yvon Becot Rome, 1960 Olympics
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2020, 03:11:37 PM »