And then 1975:
“Joe, they told me you was washed up.”
“They told you wrong, pretty boy.”
He never got the accolades that Ali did, and never had the popularity of Foreman.Â And maybe he didn’t deserve it.Â But he carried himself with dignity,Â even asÂ Ali grotesquely slandered him as an Uncle Tom.Â And he did have the greatest left hook in history.
Rest in peace.