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Muhammad Ali Dodging 21 Punches in 10 Seconds Is the Best Sports GIF You’ll See All Day (GIF)

by: Esteban On  Friday, December 13, 2013
Tags:  Boxing   Gifs   Muhammad Ali  

muhammad ali dodging punches

You read that headline correctly. It’s not a mistake. The animated GIF you are about to see shows Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer (and rapper) of all-time, dodging 21 punches in 10 seconds.

Now, did it happen in a real fight? No. It would be disingenuous not to explain that this is from a 1977 exhibition fight pitting the 35-year-old Ali against a 19-year-old Michael Dokes, and that those punches are not intended to knock Ali out. However, the fact that this is basically the boxing equivalent of professional wrestling doesn’t make this any less amazing or fun to watch. You still see on display here Ali’s two greatest attributes: his quickness, and his showmanship.

Take a look:

ali dodging punches gif

Fake punches or not, the man is moving like lightning at the age of 35. And he manages to be hilarious at the same time. You gotta love it.

Hat Tip – [Bro Bible]