MUHAMMAD ALI, THE POET. Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, was notable for his success in naming the round in which he would win a fight and for his poems that predicted the round. I can still remember his poem before his Archie Moore fight, as confirmed here in the Sports Illustrated archives:

“When you come to the fight (with Archie Moore) don’t block the aisle and don’t block the door. You all may go home after round four. Put money on the round. If Cass tells you a chicken dips snuff, you look under its wing and you’ll find the can.”

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