Muhammad Ali and the 6 Funniest Boxers Ever

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Muhammad Ali and the 6 Funniest Boxers Ever
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Boxing is not a sport that is often associated with a lot of laughs.

Boxers put themselves through demanding training sessions so they can get in a ring with an opponent who wants to take their head off, and they want to do the same thing. Jokes simply don't come naturally.

But boxers often don't have a filter when they talk to the press, their fans or go online.

Sometimes, they can follow the lead of the great Muhammad Ali and come out with statements that are funny.

Most of the time, boxers may not realize they are showing off their comedic instincts; they just have a way of making people laugh.

Ali was definitely not in the latter group. He was often funnier than most comedians, particularly when he was verbally sparring with Howard Cosell on television.

While they often acted as if they did not like each other, the two had a deep respect and friendship for each other.

Here's a look at six other funny boxers who made their followers laugh.

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