WBC Names Muhammad Ali “King of Boxing”
Muhammad Ali can be argued as the undisputed champ of boxing but WBC has officially proclaimed him the king.
Here’s the report from the BoxingScene.com:
Muhammad Ali was crowned the King of Boxing at the WBC Fiftieth Convention, at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun.
Accompanied by his loving Wife Lonnie, Ali who appeared frail but alert, recieved standing ovations . He was helped with the rope and the crown by Vitali Klitschko, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. While Sergio Martinez helped with the Diamond Belt, which was also Presented to him.
A film was showed of Ali’s unique and extraordinary life, which ended to thunderous applause and chants of Ali, Ali, Ali.
Bravery and brilliance in adversity, was a strong theme whicb ran through Muhammad Ali life and career. Never was it more evident with the courage he showed in making along journey to be honored in this heartfelt way.
His Wife Lonnie who held hands with him and was lovingly attentive, thanked the WBC in a speech. She said Ali and her consider this a wonderful homage and a prestigious and unque award. She also pointed out that it’s a first, which Ali particularly cherishes, as he’s always keen to be first.
Read on at BoxingScene.com.