Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ernie Terrell Sings To Muhammad Ali: GIF Spotlight

Jack Benny introducing Ernie Terrell: "Win or lose, he's a fellow who's going to do alright. Because, besides belting out his opponents, he also belts out a very good song."

Winner of a major heavyweight championship and nearly fifty professional boxing contests, word has it that Ernie Terrell has passed away. Here he sings on The Hollywood Palace, in a taunting song to Muhammad Ali, in 1967, ahead of their February bout in that year. Terrell and Ali's verbal dispute carried into the ring as part of boxing lore in the colourful "What's my name?" story. Of course, this was only a piece of the career Terrell had, as a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Ernie was a fine fighter and a multitalented man. Our condolences to his friends and family.

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