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Bis auf Henry Maske werden Ihnen diese Namen kein Begriff sein. Muhammad Ali sticht heraus. Er ist der einzige Berufsboxer meiner Kindertage.
Seinen Namen durfte man öffentlich nennen. Ihm durfte man auch im Sozialismus nacheifern. Seine Biographie war in den staatlichen Buchhandlungen erhältlich.
Es war das erste Buch, welches ich von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite gelesen habe. Redete ich aber über die fabelhafte Beweglichkeit der Beine des Muhammad Alis, so lauschte auch meine Staatsbügerkundelehrerin gebannt meinen Ausführungen, ohne mich darauf hinzuweisen, dass man Sport nicht aus Profitgier betreiben darf.
Der Weltmeistertitel im Schwergewicht ist nicht nur ein Ehrentitel, er ist ein Amt. Er vertritt die Hoffnungen vieler Menschen. Seit Muhammad Ali hat niemand mehr dieses Amt so umfassend ausgefüllt wie er.
Einer seiner wichtigsten Schritte zum nachhaltigen Champion war sein Bekenntnis zur Angst. Er schlägt hart. Du musst Furcht haben.
Mit Furcht kämpfst Du besser. Furcht ist eine gute Sache — manchmal. Ali based himself in Chicago. Edited versions of the bout were shown in movie theaters in In the U.
Ali suggested that prejudice determined his defeat in the U. He was reported to jokingly say, "That computer was made in Alabama. On August 11, , with his case still in appeal, Ali was granted a license to box by the City of Atlanta Athletic Commission.
Leroy Johnson , Jesse Hill Jr. A month earlier, a victory in federal court forced the New York State Boxing Commission to reinstate Ali's license.
The win left Ali as a top contender against heavyweight champion Joe Frazier. Ali and Frazier's first fight, held at the Garden on March 8, , was nicknamed the " Fight of the Century ", due to the tremendous excitement surrounding a bout between two undefeated fighters, each with a legitimate claim to be heavyweight champion.
Veteran boxing writer John Condon called it "the greatest event I've ever worked on in my life. Adding to the atmosphere were the considerable pre-fight theatrics and name calling.
In the lead-up to the fight Frazier called Ali, "Clay", this angered Ali so he portrayed Frazier as a "dumb tool of the white establishment.
Dave Wolf, who worked in Frazier's camp, recalled that, "Ali was saying 'the only people rooting for Joe Frazier are white people in suits, Alabama sheriffs, and members of the Ku Klux Klan.
I'm fighting for the little man in the ghetto. Ali began training at a farm near Reading, Pennsylvania , in and, finding the country setting to his liking, sought to develop a real training camp in the countryside.
He found a five-acre site on a Pennsylvania country road in the village of Deer Lake, Pennsylvania. On this site, Ali carved out what was to become his training camp, where he trained for all his fights from to the end of his career in The Monday night fight lived up to its billing.
In a preview of their two other fights, a crouching, bobbing and weaving Frazier constantly pressured Ali, getting hit regularly by Ali jabs and combinations, but relentlessly attacking and scoring repeatedly, especially to Ali's body.
The fight was even in the early rounds, but Ali was taking more punishment than ever in his career. On several occasions in the early rounds he played to the crowd and shook his head "no" after he was hit.
In the later rounds—in what was the first appearance of the " rope-a-dope strategy"—Ali leaned against the ropes and absorbed punishment from Frazier, hoping to tire him.
In the 11th round, Frazier connected with a left hook that wobbled Ali, but because it appeared that Ali might be clowning as he staggered backwards across the ring, Frazier hesitated to press his advantage, fearing an Ali counter-attack.
In the final round, Frazier knocked Ali down with a vicious left hook, which referee Arthur Mercante said was as hard as a man can be hit. Ali was back on his feet in three seconds.
In , basketball star Wilt Chamberlain challenged Ali to a fight, and a bout was scheduled for July These statements of confidence unsettled his taller opponent, whom Los Angeles Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke had offered a record-setting contract, conditional on Chamberlain agreeing to abandon what Cooke termed "this boxing foolishness",  and he did exactly that.
After the loss to Frazier, Ali fought Jerry Quarry, had a second bout with Floyd Patterson and faced Bob Foster in , winning a total of six fights that year.
In , Ken Norton broke Ali's jaw while giving him the second loss of his career. After initially considering retirement, Ali won a controversial decision against Norton in their second bout.
This led to a rematch with Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden on January 28, ; Frazier had recently lost his title to George Foreman.
Ali was strong in the early rounds of the fight, and staggered Frazier in the second round. Referee Tony Perez mistakenly thought he heard the bell ending the round and stepped between the two fighters as Ali was pressing his attack, giving Frazier time to recover.
However, Frazier came on in the middle rounds, snapping Ali's head in round seven and driving him to the ropes at the end of round eight.
The last four rounds saw round-to-round shifts in momentum between the two fighters. Throughout most of the bout, however, Ali was able to circle away from Frazier's dangerous left hook and to tie Frazier up when he was cornered, the latter a tactic that Frazier's camp complained of bitterly.
Judges awarded Ali a unanimous decision. The defeat of Frazier set the stage for a title fight against heavyweight champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire , on October 30, —a bout nicknamed The Rumble in the Jungle.
Foreman was considered one of the hardest punchers in heavyweight history. In assessing the fight, analysts pointed out that Joe Frazier and Ken Norton , who had given Ali four tough battles and won two of them, had both been devastated by Foreman in second-round knockouts.
Ali was 32 years old, and had clearly lost speed and reflexes since his twenties. Contrary to his later persona, Foreman was at the time a brooding and intimidating presence.
Almost no one associated with the sport, not even Ali's long-time supporter Howard Cosell, gave the former champion a chance of winning.
As usual, Ali was confident and colorful before the fight. He told interviewer David Frost , "If you think the world was surprised when Nixon resigned, wait till I whup Foreman's behind!
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Ali opened the fight moving and scoring with right crosses to Foreman's head. Then, beginning in the second round, and to the consternation of his corner, Ali retreated to the ropes and invited Foreman to hit him while covering up, clinching and counter-punching, all while verbally taunting Foreman.
The move, which would later become known as the " Rope-a-dope ", so violated conventional boxing wisdom—letting one of the hardest hitters in boxing strike at will—that at ringside writer George Plimpton thought the fight had to be fixed.
Midway through the fight, as Foreman began tiring, Ali countered more frequently and effectively with punches and flurries, which electrified the pro-Ali crowd.
In the eighth round, Ali dropped an exhausted Foreman with a combination at center ring; Foreman failed to make the count.
Against the odds, and amidst pandemonium in the ring, Ali had regained the title by knockout. Reflecting on the fight, George Foreman later said: "I thought Ali was just one more knockout victim until, about the seventh round, I hit him hard to the jaw and he held me and whispered in my ear: 'That all you got, George?
It was a major upset victory,  after Ali came in as a 4—1 underdog against the previously unbeaten, heavy-hitting Foreman. Ali's next opponents included Chuck Wepner , Ron Lyle , and Joe Bugner.
Wepner, a journeyman known as "The Bayonne Bleeder", stunned Ali with a knockdown in the ninth round; Ali would later say he tripped on Wepner's foot.
It was a bout that would inspire Sylvester Stallone to create the acclaimed film, Rocky. Ali then agreed to a third match with Joe Frazier in Manila.
In the first rounds, Ali was aggressive, moving and exchanging blows with Frazier. However, Ali soon appeared to tire and adopted the "rope-a-dope" strategy, frequently resorting to clinches.
During this part of the bout Ali did some effective counter-punching, but for the most part absorbed punishment from a relentlessly attacking Frazier.
In the 12th round, Frazier began to tire, and Ali scored several sharp blows that closed Frazier's left eye and opened a cut over his right eye.
With Frazier's vision now diminished, Ali dominated the 13th and 14th rounds, at times conducting what boxing historian Mike Silver called "target practice" on Frazier's head.
The fight was stopped when Frazier's trainer, Eddie Futch, refused to allow Frazier to answer the bell for the 15th and final round, despite Frazier's protests.
Frazier's eyes were both swollen shut. Ali, in his corner, winner by TKO, slumped on his stool, clearly spent. An ailing Ali said afterwards that the fight "was the closest thing to dying that I know", and, when later asked if he had viewed the fight on videotape, reportedly said, "Why would I want to go back and see Hell?
After the third fight with Frazier, Ali considered retirement. My arms, my face, my sides all ache. There is a great possibility that I will retire.
You might have seen the last of me. I want to sit back and count my money, live in my house and my farm, work for my people and concentrate on my family.
Following the Manila bout, Ali fought Jean-Pierre Coopman , Jimmy Young , and Richard Dunn , winning the last by knockout.
The punch used to knock Dunn out was taught to Ali by Taekwondo Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee. Rhee called that punch the "Accupunch"; he learned it from Bruce Lee.
Ali fought Ken Norton for the third time in September The bout, which was held at Yankee Stadium , resulted in Ali winning a heavily contested decision that was loudly booed by the audience.
Afterwards, he announced he was retiring from boxing to practice his faith, having converted to Sunni Islam after falling out with the Nation of Islam the previous year.
After returning to beat Alfredo Evangelista in May , Ali struggled in his next fight against Earnie Shavers that September, getting pummeled a few times by punches to the head.
Ali won the fight by another unanimous decision, but the bout caused his longtime doctor Ferdie Pacheco to quit after he was rebuffed for telling Ali he should retire.
Pacheco was quoted as saying, "the New York State Athletic Commission gave me a report that showed Ali's kidneys were falling apart.
I wrote to Angelo Dundee, Ali's trainer, his wife and Ali himself. I got nothing back in response. That's when I decided enough is enough.
In February , Ali faced Leon Spinks at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. At the time, Spinks had only seven professional fights to his credit, and had recently fought a draw with journeyman Scott LeDoux.
Ali sparred less than two dozen rounds in preparation for the fight, and was seriously out of shape by the opening bell.
He lost the title by split decision. A rematch occurred in September at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This made Ali the first heavyweight champion to win the belt three times. Following this win, on July 27, , Ali announced his retirement from boxing.
His retirement was short-lived, however; Ali announced his comeback to face Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship an unprecedented fourth time.
The fight was largely motivated by Ali's need for money. Boxing writer Richie Giachetti said, "Larry didn't want to fight Ali. He knew Ali had nothing left; he knew it would be a horror.
It was around this time that Ali started struggling with vocal stutters and trembling hands. Ali chose instead to check into the Mayo Clinic , who declared him fit to fight.
Their opinion was accepted by the NAC on July 31, , paving the way for Ali's return to the ring. The fight took place on October 2, , in Las Vegas Valley, with Holmes easily dominating Ali, who was weakened from thyroid medication he had taken to lose weight.
Giachetti called the fight "awful The Holmes fight is said to have contributed to Ali's Parkinson's syndrome. By the end of his boxing career Ali had absorbed an estimated , hits.
Ali boxed both well known boxers and celebrities from other walks of life, including Michael Dokes ,  Antonio Inoki ,  Lyle Alzado ,  Dave Semenko ,  and the famous Puerto Rican comedian Jose Miguel Agrelot with Iris Chacon acting as Agrelot's corner-woman.
On June 26, , Ali participated in an exhibition bout in Tokyo against Japanese professional wrestler and martial artist Antonio Inoki.
In , Ali fought an exhibition match against NFL player Lyle Alzado. The fight went 8 rounds and was declared a draw. Ali fought NHL player, Dave Semenko in an exhibition on June 12, Ali was involved with Professional Wrestling at different times in his career.
On June 1, , as Ali was preparing for his bout with Inoki, he attended a match featuring Gorilla Monsoon. After the match was over, Ali removed his shirt and jacket and confronted professional wrestler Gorilla Monsoon in the ring after his match at a World Wide Wrestling Federation show in Philadelphia Arena.
After dodging a few punches, Monsoon put Ali in an airplane spin and dumped him to the mat. Ali stumbled to the corner, where his associate Butch Lewis convinced him to walk away.
On March 31, Ali was the special guest referee for the main event of WrestleMania 1. In , Ali led a group of Japanese and American professional wrestlers, including his opponent Antonio Inoki and Ric Flair , on a sports diplomacy mission to North Korea.
Ali was guest of honor at the record-breaking Collision in Korea , a wrestling event with the largest attendance of all time. Ali was married four times and had seven daughters and two sons.
Ali was introduced to cocktail waitress Sonji Roi by Herbert Muhammad and asked her to marry him after their first date. They were wed approximately one month later on August 14, She wore lipstick; she went into bars; she dressed in clothes that were revealing and didn't look right.
Just before the divorce was finalized, Ali sent Sonji a note: "You traded heaven for hell, baby.
On August 17, , Ali married Belinda Boyd. Born into a Chicago family that had converted to the Nation Of Islam, she later changed her name to Khalilah Ali, though she was still called Belinda by old friends and family.
They had four children: author and rapper Maryum  "May May" born ; twins Jamillah and Rasheda born , who married Robert Walsh and has a son, Biaggio Ali, born in ; and Muhammad Ali Jr.
Ali was a resident of Cherry Hill, New Jersey in the early s. While still married to Belinda, Ali married Aaisha in an Islamic ceremony that was not legally recognized.
According to Khaliah, Aaisha and her mother lived at Ali's Deer Lake training camp alongside Belinda and her children.
Their second daughter, Laila Ali , was born in December On November 19, , Ali married Yolanda "Lonnie" Williams.
They had been friends since in Louisville. Together they adopted a son, Asaad Amin, when Asaad was five months old.
Kiiursti Mensah-Ali says she is Ali's biological daughter with Barbara Mensah, with whom he allegedly had a year relationship,     citing photographs and a paternity test conducted in She said he accepted responsibility and took care of her, but all contacts with him were cut off after he married his fourth wife Lonnie.
Kiiursti says she has a relationship with his other children. After his death she again made passionate appeals to be allowed to mourn at his funeral.
In , Osmon Williams came forward claiming to be Ali's biological son. The case went on until and was eventually thrown out as her allegations were deemed to be barred by the statute of limitations.
Ali then lived in Scottsdale, Arizona with Lonnie. Lonnie converted to Islam from Catholicism in her late twenties. In an interview in Ali said, "If they say stand and salute the flag I do that out of respect, because I'm in the country".
But I could see that The Vietnam War wasn't right". Ali's daughter Laila was a professional boxer from until ,  despite her father's previous opposition to women's boxing.
In , he said "Women are not made to be hit in the breast, and face like that. Hana wrote about her father, "His love for people was extraordinary.
I would get home from school to find homeless families sleeping in our guest room. Hauser wrote about the story, "The thought that Liz and Roz the lesbian couple he met were happy pleased Muhammad.
Ali wanted people to be happy. Ali said that he first heard of the Nation of Islam when he was fighting in the Golden Gloves tournament in Chicago in , and attended his first Nation of Islam meeting in He continued to attend meetings, although keeping his involvement hidden from the public.
In , Clay met Malcolm X , who soon became his spiritual and political mentor. This led to a story in The Miami Herald just before the fight disclosing that Clay had joined the Nation of Islam, which nearly caused the bout to be canceled.
The article quoted Cassius Clay Sr. In fact, Clay was initially refused entry to the Nation of Islam often called the Black Muslims at the time due to his boxing career.
However, after he won the championship from Liston in , the Nation of Islam was more receptive and agreed to publicize his membership. He stayed in Chicago for about 12 years.
Only a few journalists, most notably Howard Cosell, accepted the new name at that time. In spite of his abolitionist fervor, Clay owned more slaves in , when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution finally forbade its practice, than he had inherited from his father 37 years earlier.
Not afraid to antagonize the white establishment, Ali stated, "I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
Aligning himself with the Nation of Islam, its leader Elijah Muhammad , and a narrative that labeled the white race as the perpetrator of genocide against African Americans made Ali a target of public condemnation.
The Nation of Islam was widely viewed by whites and some African Americans as a black separatist "hate religion" with a propensity toward violence; Ali had few qualms about using his influential voice to speak Nation of Islam doctrine.
Integration is wrong. We don't want to live with the white man; that's all. Writer Jerry Izenberg once noted that, "the Nation became Ali's family and Elijah Muhammad became his father.
But there is an irony to the fact that while the Nation branded white people as devils, Ali had more white colleagues than most African American people did at that time in America, and continued to have them throughout his career.
In Hauser's biography Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, Ali says that although he's not a Christian as he thinks the idea of God having a son sounds wrong and doesn't make sense to him as he believes "God don't beget; man begets" he still believes that even good Christians or good Jews can receive God's blessing and enter heaven as he believes "God created all people, no matter what their religion".
He also said "If you're against someone because he's a Muslim that's wrong. If you're against someone because he's a Christian or a Jew, that's wrong".
In a autobiography, Ali attributed his conversion to mainstream Sunni Islam to Warith Deen Muhammad , who assumed leadership of the Nation of Islam upon the death of his father Elijah Muhammad, and persuaded the Nation's followers to become adherents of Sunni Islam.
He said some people didn't like the change and stuck to Elijah's teachings, but he liked it and so left Elijah's teachings and started to follow Sunni Islam.
Ali had gone on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in , which inspired him in a similar manner to Malcolm X, meeting people of different colors from all over the world giving him a different outlook and greater spiritual awareness.
After the September 11 attacks in , he stated that "Islam is a religion of peace " and "does not promote terrorism or killing people", and that he was "angry that the world sees a certain group of Islam followers who caused this destruction, but they are not real Muslims.
They are racist fanatics who call themselves Muslims. In later life after retiring from boxing, Ali became a student of the Quran and a devout Muslim.
He also developed an interest in Sufism , which he referenced in his autobiography, The Soul of a Butterfly. Muhammad Ali received guidance from Islamic scholars such as Grand Mufti of Syria Almarhum Asy-Syaikh Ahmed Kuftaro , Hisham Kabbani , Imam Zaid Shakir , Hamza Yusuf , and Timothy J.
Gianotti, who was at Ali's bedside during his last days and ensured that although his funeral was interfaith , it was still in accordance with Islamic rites and rituals.
In , inventor Alan Amron and businessman Joel Sacher partnered with Ali to promote The International Committee to Reunite the Beatles. Ali said the idea was not to use the proceeds for profit, but to establish an international agency to help poor children.
He added, "I love the music. I used to train to their music. Ali registered for conscription in the United States military on his 18th birthday and was listed as 1-A in Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were sub-standard,  due to his dyslexia.
Army at a time when the U. When notified of this status, Ali declared that he would refuse to serve in the army and publicly considered himself a conscientious objector.
I'm not trying to dodge the draft. We are not supposed to take part in no wars unless declared by Allah or The Messenger.
On April 28, , Ali appeared in Houston for his scheduled induction into the U. Armed Forces, but he refused three times to step forward when his name was called.
Once more, Ali refused to budge when his name was called, and he was arrested. Later that same day, the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title.
Other boxing commissions followed suit. Ali remained unable to obtain a license to box in any state for over three years.
The meeting was organized by Jim Brown for his peers to question Ali about the seriousness of his convictions, and to decide whether to support him, which they ultimately did.
Supreme Court in Ali remained free in the years between the Appellate Court decision and the Supreme Court ruling. As public opinion began turning people against the war and the Civil Rights Movement continued to gather momentum, Ali became a popular speaker at colleges and universities across the country; this itinerary was rare if not unprecedented for a prizefighter.
At Howard University , for example, he gave his popular "Black Is Best" speech to 4, cheering students and community intellectuals, after he was invited to speak by sociology professor Nathan Hare on behalf of the Black Power Committee, a student protest group.
On June 28, , the Supreme Court of the United States in Clay v. United States overturned Ali's conviction by a unanimous 8—0 decision Justice Thurgood Marshall recused himself, as he had been the U.
Solicitor General at the time of Ali's conviction. Ali's example would go on to inspire countless black Americans and others.
However initially when he refused induction, he became arguably the most hated man in the country and was despised by a lot of people, mainly white, [ citation needed ] and received many death threats and people who supported Ali during this time were also threatened, sports journalist Jerry Izenberg who wrote columns defending Ali's right not to serve said "Bomb threats emptied our office, making the staff stand out in the snow.
My car windshield was smashed with a sledgehammer. Possessing a killer jump shot or the ability to stop on a dime was no longer enough. What were you doing for the liberation of your people?
What were you doing to help your country live up to the covenant of its founding principles? Recalling Ali's anti-war position, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said: "I remember the teachers at my high school didn't like Ali because he was so anti-establishment and he kind of thumbed his nose at authority and got away with it.
The fact that he was proud to be a black man and that he had so much talent But for those very reasons I enjoyed him. Civil rights figures came to believe that Ali had an energizing effect on the freedom movement as a whole.
Al Sharpton spoke of his bravery at a time when there was still widespread support for the Vietnam War. Even those who were assassinated, certainly lost their lives, but they didn't voluntarily do that.
He knew he was going to jail and did it anyway. That's another level of leadership and sacrifice. Ali was honored with the annual Martin Luther King Award in by civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy , who called him "a living example of soul power, the March on Washington in two fists.
In speaking of the cost on Ali's career of his refusal to be drafted, his trainer Angelo Dundee said, "One thing must be taken into account when talking about Ali: He was robbed of his best years, his prime years.
Bob Arum did not support Ali's choice at the time. More recently, Arum stated that "when I look back at his life, and I was blessed to call him a friend and spent a lot of time with him, it's hard for me to talk about his exploits in boxing because as great as they were they paled in comparison to the impact that he had on the world," and "He did what he thought was right.
And it turned out he was right, and I was wrong. Ali's resistance to the draft was covered in the documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
In a secret operation code-named " Minaret ", the National Security Agency NSA intercepted the communications of leading Americans, including Ali, Senators Frank Church and Howard Baker , Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Ali had a cameo role in the film version of Requiem for a Heavyweight , and during his exile from boxing, he starred in the short-lived Broadway musical, Buck White.
His autobiography The Greatest: My Own Story , written with Richard Durham, was published in The film Freedom Road , made in , features Ali in a rare acting role as Gideon Jackson, a former slave and Union American Civil War soldier in s Virginia, who gets elected to the U.
Senate and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they have tended all their lives.
Ali often used rhyme schemes and spoken word poetry, both for when he was trash-talking in boxing and as political poetry for his activism outside of boxing.
He played a role in the shaping of the black poetic tradition, paving the way for The Last Poets in , Gil Scott-Heron in , and the emergence of rap music in the s.
In , Ali released an album of spoken word music on Columbia Records titled, I Am the Greatest , and in , he recorded a cover version of the rhythm and blues song " Stand by Me ".
He later received a second Grammy nomination, for "Best Recording for Children", with his spoken word novelty record, The Adventures of Ali and His Gang vs.
Tooth Decay. Ali was an influential figure in the world of hip hop music. As a "rhyming trickster", he was noted for his "funky delivery", "boasts", "comical trash-talk", and "endless quotables.
I done handcuffed lightning and throw thunder in jail. Just last week, I murdered a rock, Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.
His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't.
So confident in what he said; fluent, smooth, creative, and intimidating. He was a boxer and an activist, but he also had a role in influencing what now dominated pop-culture, hip-hop.
In , the documentary Ali Rap was produced by ESPN. Chuck D , a rapper for the band Public Enemy is the host. He has been cited as an inspiration by rappers such as LL Cool J,  Public Enemy 's Chuck D ,  Jay-Z, Eminem , Sean Combs , Slick Rick , Nas and MC Lyte.
Muhammad Ali's fights were some of the world's most-watched television broadcasts , setting television viewership records. The following table lists known viewership figures of his non-fight television appearances.
For television viewership figures of his fights, see Boxing career of Muhammad Ali: Television viewership.
In , Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease , a disease that sometimes results from head trauma from violent physical activities such as boxing.
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