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GREATEST SPORTING LEGEND

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Canvey_Loon said:
Muhammed Ali - nobody else even comes close.

He cannot be that good..cannot even spell his name correctly.....


Spell his name whatever way you want - even call him Cassius Clay if you prefer but whatever way you look at it, he is the greatest sportsman to ever walk this planet. No more, no less.

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eastsideurchin 030crew said:
dennis bergkamp is the greatest sporting legend followed by erika rowe


I was at Twickenham the day Erica Rowe ran on. England v Australia early 1980's it was. Wonder whatever happened to her?

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I wonder if he would have received the same adulation had he been white? I grew up in the Clay/Ali era and yes a great boxer of his time, when a world title meant something.

He was a very clever boxer who used his brain in the ring to outwit his opponents, most of whom could hardly add 2 + 2, but could sling a haymaker or two.

Don't get me wrong I like boxing, well did do when titles meant something, but smashing the granny out of someone in a ring for 12 rounds or so, doesn't (in my eyes) define a sporting legend.

I have never really taken time out to think of who might warrant such a title, but Lance Armstrong must come pretty close.

Considering what goes in to winning the Tour de France, it must be the height of an endurance test, but with each 'sport' having differing attributes, it is hard to define who is actually The Greatest...

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eastsideurchin 030crew said:
dennis bergkamp is the greatest sporting legend followed by erika rowe


I was at Twickenham the day Erica Rowe ran on. England v Australia early 1980's it was. Wonder whatever happened to her?

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canveyfan no1 said:
i would say muhammed ali......was also the greatest boxer ever in my view.


Thats laughable. Not to sound rude but you can't know too much about boxing to make that statement. He may not be the greatest heavyweight let alone greatest boxer. In terms of greatest boxer he may struggle to get in the top 20! People who like boxing but who do not know the history always say Ali was hte best. People get carried away with the Ali hype. Great personality, one of the best if not the best sports personality. Stood up for what he believed in etc. But on pure boxing ability he is no where near the best. One of the best but certainly not the greatest!

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