Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. – RIP

Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., aka Muhammad Ali passed away last night at the age of 74.

I first saw him win the Light Heavyweight Gold medal – on film – at the Rome Olympics in 1960. We had no TV then. He has floated like a butterfly in my view of the world for over 50 years.


“Marcellus vanquished Carthage,

Cassius laid Julius Caesar low.

And Clay will flatten Douglas Jones

with a mighty measured blow!”

1960 Olympic gold medallist

1960 Olympic gold medallist


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