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Ali and Whitney’s Greatest Love of All


Many know Muhammad Ali’s nickname “The Greatest” and words to Whitney Houston’s inspirational anthem “The Greatest Love of All.” But few know the song lyrics’ relevance to the boxing legend.

The tune originated as a theme for Ali’s 1977 feature film The Greatest. A teenage Houston saw that film, loved the song and later asked to record it on her debut album, urging listeners to believe in themselves.

The lyrics reveal new layers of meaning – tied to Muhammad’s solitary struggle through racism, protest and professional fights – once the boxing hero connection is known. Read more details on the song here.

– Nicholas Wolaver, Olympic Rings and Other Things

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