Top 10 Greatest Muhammad Ali Interviews and Promos

Muhammad Ali is widely revered as the greatest heavyweight boxer in the history of the sport. Ali was, of course, not only talented inside of the ring. The champ was known as the “Louisville Lip” because of his ability to draw attention and eyes via his interviews and promos. Anybody who has any desires to be involved with a promotion such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship or World Wrestling Entertainment would do well to study hours of Ali footage to understand what it means to cut a “money promo.” Ali, unlike anybody before him, understood how important being able to talk in front of the cameras and to reporters was to his profession.

The truth of the matter is that there are far more than just ten examples of Ali being a star during interviews and while cutting promos on opponents. These ten will, however, give somebody introducing himself to Ali or somebody looking to reminisce a solid idea about why Ali was so marketable during his time. Nobody had to wonder if Ali was, in fact, “the greatest.” Ali told anybody who would listen that he was the greatest to ever enter the ring and to ever hold a championship. Boxing and mixed martial arts could use another Ali, but we may never again be treated to such a superstar. Thanks for everything, champ.

10 Ali Versus Brian Clough

9 Ali's Legacy

8 Ali Versus Foreman

7 Ali and Cosell

6 Gorilla

5 Retirement

4 I Am The Greatest!

3 After Foreman

2 September 11

1 Shook Up the World

It is the king of all Ali promos, one cut inside of the ring after a monumental victory and one that, for some, put Ali on the map. The wide-eyed young champion defiantly announced to the world that he was, in fact, the greatest, and Ali followed that up by yelling that he was pretty and also a “bad man.” In a world in which fighters hug each other after boxing matches and after MMA bouts, every would-be professional needs to see Ali in all of his glory and understand the importance of this moment. Ali wasn't just a star because he won. Ali was a star because he carried himself like a star and because he was the total package.

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