Sunday, June 19, 2016

''The Greatest"

On the 3rd of June 2016 the world mourned the loss of one of the greatest boxing legends, 'Muhammad Ali'. Ali was known as "The Greatest" because of his whopping 56 wins from 61 fights and his impeccable footwork in the boxing ring.

Cassius Clay (his former name) changed to 'Muhammad Ali' when he accepted Islam in the 1960's. Mohammed Ali was known for being outspoken, trash talking his opponents quite boldly before boxing matches. Speaking of being outspoken, Ali was also exiled from the US for refusing to take part in the Vietnam War because of his religious beliefs. As candid as he was, Muhammad Ali, always made a great impression on people, hence his other nickname, "The Peoples Champion."

Ali always looked dapper out of the boxing ring, appearing in well tailored suits and skinny ties, however, what inspired me to do this blog post were the very boots he wore within the ring. One with impeccable footwork must have good shoes and in this case it was the infamous boxing boots. Many celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Zendaya and Cara Delevingne have been seen sporting the PUMA boxing boots and so I thought, why not I? 

In tribute to one of the greatest champions of the 20th century, below is a boxing inspired look post courtesy of Puma. The quotes below each image share some of the wisdom from the great man himself, Muhammad Ali

(Click on the images if they appear blur due to the high resolution quality.)

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

"What you are thinking about, you are becoming."

"If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."

"I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was."

"Its lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges and I believe in myself."

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

"The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."

All photos by:Layla Shaik Photography
Hair by:Runway Rae

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