Just play well, dedicate yourself and keep a decent lifestyle, with few scandals, athletes will be loved. However, those who bring change to the whole game are often the villains.
From around the 1960s, when Muhammad Ali chose his style of cocky arrogance, to the period when Mike Tyson identified himself as “the worst in the world”, the story has not stopped. Until now, Conor McGregor is also following in the footsteps of the seniors to become a “bastard” in the media.
In sports and football, there are famous and arrogant names, but many fans like Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, or basketball with Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal. These people are the ones who have contributed to creating attraction for the subjects they participate in.
Heroes in the dark
The price of becoming a villain is not cheap, because when you choose to play the villain, it means you choose to attract attention in an extreme way. And before people get to know and love it, in the beginning, everyone will hate the arrogant.
To get the title match with Liston, young boxer Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) had to speak up cursing and killing his senior within a few months. Mr. trash talk is so much that the public has turned from interesting feelings to headaches with the mouth of the young boxer. However, Muhammad Ali at that time stopped only when he got the title match he wanted.
Muhammad Ali is also a talkative, single-worded, and extremely arrogant man. During that time, everyone hated Ali, no one wanted to hear a brat bragging about himself.
Honestly, Muhammad Ali’s evil play strategy or any other puncher is a reckless one. Because if Muhammad Ali was beaten to the ground in the match against Liston, he would never have the chance to compete with anyone, and he would not be a world legend.