Muhammad Ali’s most famous quotes: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
” Float like a butterfly , sting like a bee . The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.” The phrase was often repeated to describe his style in the ring, and became shorthand for the man who considered himself “The Greatest” before the rest of the world cottoned on.
Back in 1964, Muhammad Ali grasped the power of good communications when his famous remark helped propel him to iconic status.
Ali is the only heavyweight fighter to win the title three times. He called himself, “ The Greatest,” was known for saying, “ float like a butterfly , sting like a bee ” and for his technique in the ring, “rope-a-dope.”
Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer.
The brash, underdog Muhammad Ali promised boxing fans he’ d ” float like a butterfly , sting like a bee ” against Sonny Liston.
“As the phrase ‘ float like a butterfly ‘ shows, butterflies elegantly fly around,” said study author Naoto Yokoyama, an assistant professor in aeronautics and astronautics at Kyoto University in Japan.
Wiktionary. float like a butterfly (Verb) To move effortlessly and in an agile fashion. Etymology: Coined by US boxer Cassius Clay.
Float like a butterfly sting like a bee – his hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see.”
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — There were no final words from Muhammad Ali in the days leading up to his death, one of the famous boxer’s former wives told USA TODAY Sports.
The Corner – Angelo Dundee , Wali Muhammad, Ferdie Pacheco, and Bundini Brown. Muhammad Ali with his cornermen (L-R) trainer Angelo Dundee , assistant trainer Wali Muhammad, physcian Dr.
Widely acknowledged as one of the finest individual sporting champions of all time, Ali proclaimed in February 1964 just before his world title fight against Sonny Liston that he is the ‘ greatest ever’.
Muhammad Ali holds a press conference to explain the significance of a recent decision to change his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali , on June 30th 1967.