In our last installment we covered the beginning of Muhammad Ali’s career, right up to the point where he took on Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston. So brutal was Ali’s assault in the ring that Liston chose to not return for the seventh round, giving Ali a TKO and his title. Upon pronouncement of his victory, Clay ran to the side of the ring and proclaimed to the press “Eat your words!” He added, “I am the greatest! I shook up the world. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.” We can’t find it in ourselves to argue Ali, we really can’t.