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Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali

Boxing heavyweight king, Muhammad Ali,

was quick and strong, but also used psychology.

He'd let himself get pummeled, giving foes false hope -

like to George Foreman in Manila, his first "rope-a-dope."


*Rope a dope is a technique that Ali perfected when he 
beat George Foreman. By just taking a beating to his
stomach as he leaned back into the ropes of the boxing
ring and letting the ropes absorb the force of those
blows, he was able to tire Foreman out and then let
him have it!!!

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  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:58:00 AM
    Sopa Correo!! : )

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 5:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Andrea!Loved this.From kick boxing to boxing~~

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 4:42:00 AM
    You are becoming a Clerihew expert now! I like the way you are using the form these days. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 2:01:00 PM
    Great clerihew, Andrea! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 1:10:00 PM
    'Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee'...that fight was a classic example of his brains over brawn approach...good one Andie! - Tim

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 6:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in this contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 6:29:00 AM
    congrats on your great win friend Andrea. I like Muhammad Ali...have a good day always! hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 4:09:00 PM
    Wonderful clerihew on a great pugilist,Andrea...Great job,nice description .Congrats on your well deserved win in this contest...

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 3:10:00 PM
    CONGRATS ANDREA ON A SUPER COOL WRITE AND WIN FOR A GREAT CLERIHEW LUV ..SM IN A BIT ..

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 1:13:00 PM
    Andrea, , congratulations in Susan's "Another fun poem" contest... have a nice day... :-) Linda...

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 11:19:00 AM
    congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 9:00:00 AM
    I love this one Andrea....congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 11:49:00 AM
    I remember something about stinging like a bee--wonderful poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 9:20:00 PM
    how did I miss this one....love it....hugs

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 12:38:00 PM
    Had to revisit this "champion" clerihew! Love it!! Could you place a little explanation on rope a dope just for me? He sure was a trickster, wasn't he?

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 5:11:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this one..My daddy loved that boxing and wrestling...I remember the names...Great work..Thanks for stopping by ..I have not checked list yet so I don't know what is available and what is not..Sara

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 1:36:00 PM
    You surprise me with your knowledge of these sports people.

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:09:00 PM
    lol, yes, my dad was always quite a fan - even though he beat our 'Enry. Will catch up with your other poems later, my friend

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 9:30:00 PM
    ALI WAS AN ICON FOR BOXERS AND EVERYONE ELSE ANDREA .. GREAT CHOICE FOR CLERIHEW LUV .. NJ IS STILL REELING FROM 'SANDY' .. OUR JAPANESE TREE BARELY SURVIVED BUT STILL STANDING ..OUR NEIGHBORS NOT SO LUCKY .. LOTS OF DAMAGE .. MILLIONS WITHOUT POWER BUT WE R OK ..WE EXPECT ANOTHER COASTAL STORM WEDN. MORE RAIN AND FLOODING ..HIGH WINDS ADVISORY ..GOV. CHRISTIE HAS BEEN GREAT .. CAME TO SEE OUR AREA TODAY ..MANY LOST BEACH HOMES ..OURS IS OK ..WHEW

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:44:00 PM
    I had seen him in picture in my earlier days, a heavyweight American boxing champion. Nicely worded about rope a dope. I liked him too. Thanks for this lovely one. Loved always, bl

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