Muhammad Ali

January 16, 2009
By Andre Solomon, Columbus, MT

First minute, first round.
May 25, 1965.

Muhammad Ali
wearing short, white, trunks
hit Sonny Liston down
onto the mat.

Liston, flat on back
looks surprised.
Ali stares down.

Ali.
Proudful.
Cocky.
The crowd cheers for him.


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