A few of my favorite Muhammed Ali quotes include:
“I don’t count the sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count. That’s what makes you a champion.”
“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”
“Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
And one of my favorites here:
“I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.”
Many movies and documentaries have covered this great man. In addition to his athletic skills, he was by far a great PR and Marketing man.
Ali knew the fundamentals.
No one did it better. Always in front of the cameras, coming up with great quotes as above, constant showmanship, flashy, fun.
Have a good product
He was the first to be 3-time, heavyweight champion.
Great PR, great Ambassador. He cared about helping people. He toured, did events, and donated time and money when he retired despite a debilitating disease.
He was a known hard worker behind the scenes. Between his great team and manager Angelo Dundee, they always did their homework and had a strategy.