Letters, Mar. 20, 1978

The Greatest

To the Editors:

There will always be debate as to whether Muhammad Ali [Feb. 27] is the best boxer ever, but there can be no, doubt that this boxer, poet and philosopher truly is, as he claims, "the Greatest."

Alfred Nicolosi Pompton Lakes, N.J.

No champion had a more colorful history, and no one has ever stood taller in defeat.

Michael Clark Kalamazoo, Mich.

He was supposed to "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"? Against Spinks it was more like "Bloat like a butterball, swing like a flea."

Steven I. Himelstein...

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