Nothing sums up Muhammad Ali better than the man himself explaining how he wants to be remembered
There is nothing that that anyone can say about Muhammad Ali, no matter how poetic, that can come close to defining the former heavyweight champion better than the man himself did in his prime.
At his peak, Ali danced verbally around opponents with just as much grace as he showed in the ring, and all these years later it is his lyrical one-liners that stand out every bit as much as the Thriller in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle, which helped cement his legacy as a fighter.
Many people have written eloquently about the three-time heavyweight champion this morning in a bid to sum up how Ali will be remembered, but back in 2004, the man himself covered the topic in his book.
As you can expect, the master orator is brilliant - and even throws in a trademark joke at the end.
Ali on how he'd like to be remembered, from his 2004 memoir "The Soul of a Butterfly, Reflection on Life's Journey." pic.twitter.com/3ldnXNhLgF— ESPN (@espn) June 4, 2016