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Old 03-08-2015, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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especially kids. I always did like this man. Such a shame he is suffering so today but his condition is shedding a light on brain injuries and just might make some think twice before getting in the ring.

Muhammad Ali Surprises His Cutest Fans on 'Candid Camera' - Purple Clover
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I heard a story one time from a friend's wife whose best friend was a producer of some NY daytime talk show. It seems Ali was leaving the studio after doing a segment and spotted a homeless woman on the sidewalk, he walked over and 'dropped' a $100 bill, then bent down, picked it up, tapped the woman on the shoulder and told her he believed she'd dropped it. Word was that was not uncommon behavior.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Ft. Laudedale
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especially kids. I always did like this man. Such a shame he is suffering so today but his condition is shedding a light on brain injuries and just might make some think twice before getting in the ring.
That is a common misconception. Ali did not suffer from brain injuries. He had Parkinson. You can't get Parkinson from boxing. It's not possible. But you are right, risks remain in the sport and people should think twice about going into boxing if they don't want to get hurt.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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That is a common misconception. Ali did not suffer from brain injuries. He had Parkinson. You can't get Parkinson from boxing. It's not possible. But you are right, risks remain in the sport and people should think twice about going into boxing if they don't want to get hurt.
You don't think the brain trauma caused from boxing has any correlation to Ali's mental decline, regardless of what label the medical community puts on it?

Come on, man.

Boxing is not good for your brain.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Ft. Laudedale
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You don't think the brain trauma caused from boxing has any correlation to Ali's mental decline, regardless of what label the medical community puts on it?

Come on, man.

Boxing is not good for your brain.
Compare Ali's symptoms with the late Pope John Paul II. Both had Parkinsons and the Pope did not box. I think the Pope's health was much worse than Ali's at the end.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II

Ali's mental abilities were pretty good. Just because he couldn't speak or move doesn't mean his brain was defunct in other regions of functionality. But aside from Parkinsons there are health risks to boxing that can't be denied. Nobody is being forced to box. People take up the sport for various motives. It's up to the associations and governments to regulate the sport. I agree there should be more transparency to the ways fighters can protect themselves from health issues.
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