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Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, the Greatest of All Time, has died at the age of 74.
The three-time heavyweight champion of the world was infamous for his braggadocio and wit, and is one of the most quoted sportsmen in history.
His pre-fight trashtalk was divisive causing some bitter rivalries, particularly with Joe Frazier, but it can't be denied that he came up with some astounding one-liners and boasts.
As Ali said:
It's not bragging if you can back it up.
It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.
I’m the best. I just haven’t played yet.
If you sign to fight me, you need speed and endurance but what you need most is to increase your insurance.
Last night I cut the light off in my bedroom, hit the switch and was in the bed before the room was dark.
And you're always talking about, 'Muhammad, you're not the same man you were 10 years ago.' Well, I asked your wife, and she told me you're not the same man you was two years ago!
I'm gonna let everybody know that that thing you got on your head is a phony, and it comes from the tail of a pony!
I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing. And the shadow won.
Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries, the tears turn around and go down the back of his head.
Ali later apologised for personal things he had said about Frazier before their fight:
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologise.
Champions have to have the will and the skill, but the will must be stronger than the skill.