Ali is universally known for his talent as a boxer, his personality, and for black people he ended up representing a black man free to be what he wanted to be.
He is undeniably the sports figure of the 20th century that has a super human persona. Surrounded by his quick rhymes and quotes, there is one common denominator that was universally the loudest statement. This statement was validated verbally, physically, objectively, subjectively, and in every way possible. This is further validation.