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!”