Inky got raised in a two-room house with fourteen people in total poverty; Mr. Johnson knew that he had to avoid this fate. How? The dream was to get into the NFL. Every night, he and his cousin trained hard until a coach signed them up for competitive football. Inky kept playing until college, where he was projected to top 30 draft pick if he played the following games.
Muhammad Ali was a former heavyweight champion boxer and also one of the significant sporting figures of the 20th century. He is also an Olympic gold medalist and the first boxer to earn the heavyweight title three times. Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville,kentucky and did not start boxing until 1954 because his bike got stolen. The twelve year old boy reported the theft to Louisville officer Joe Martin , but since Joe Martin was also a boxing trainer he suggested that Muhammad Ali learned how fight first, so he started training him and a month and a half later Muhammad Ali won his first fight. By the time he was 18 he had won two national Golden Glove titles, two Amateur Athletic Union national titles, and 100 wins with
The Holocaust roughly lasted for about 12 years. Germans were very surprised by the Soviet advance that they had attempted to hide any given evidence to prove that there is no sign of a mass murder and by doing that they destroyed the camps. Germany had finally surrendered and there were as many as 20,000 prisoners in each camp that had been unleashed. All in all, the Holocaust and the nasty concentration camp stories will always be remembered in American history for years and years to
Many of you may have heard of or seen the movie, Lone Survivor. Lone Survivor is a true account of an extreme gun battle, where Marcus Luttrell was the only survivor from the team during a military operation. From an early age, Marcus Luttrell wanted to be a Navy Seal. At age fourteen, Marcus began training to become one. Early morning workouts, extreme physical and mental trials were engrained in his soul from day one.
Primo Levi is an Italian Jew who survived a year in Auschwitz. He started writing to tell about his life experience. One of Primo Levi’s known work is “If this is a Man” and “The Truce”. Primo Levi is captured by the Fascist Militia because he is Jewish. Race is one of the themes in this autobiography because they are the primary victims of Nazi’s.
During the 6 minute match, we had the first day, I was put on my back 15 times. Time flew by soon enough the official matches began, and I hit the jackpot of wrestling in the very first tournament. In that tournament, the Junior Varsity wrestlers were guaranteed two matches plus a third one if we do win one of the two matches. I was confident because I believed I have learned pretty good amount of techniques in the three-week period but I was mistaken. The matches began with my weight class; I was called down first.
Sieto Alvarez, is an african american gang lord who was once a member of the Rollin Heights Ballas, after years and years of serving them, he was betrayed and left to die during a gang war in Glen Park, he was severely injured, hours passed, finally a man with a blue bandana was ready to finish him, Armstrong was about to die, but instead was taken inside the Crips headquarters and was treated well, they accepted Sieto as a new member and was recruited a few days after recovering.
Adreian Payne Adreian Payne, an inspiration on and off the basketball court. Adreian Payne is an all star NBA basketball player and is a true legacy outside of basketball. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Adreian Payne lived a brutal childhood. Adreian lived in a violent neighborhood. At age 5 Adreian’s dad was arrested and sent to prison for three years.
With Cinqo living in a unit and not a real father figure to teach him how to be a man, he was gathered into a gang, a feared gang among the parts he stayed, passed down by their pre-accesors; they called it Bar-OX, we called it mYo. Cinqo ran with this gang for his entire teenage stage of his life, one day however, he decided that he wanted to feel at home. He done some research on where he came from and found his family on the internet; Son of Daveeta Jet-ffiner and son of
Marciano wanted to play a sport but boxing was not his first choice. “Failing to become a professional baseball player, Marciano turned to boxing and won 27 of his 30 amatuer bouts before he turned professional in 1947” (Randolph). Just because he failed at baseball didn 't mean he was going to quit. Rocky lost some fights as an amatuer but as a professional he was a tank. “The only heavyweight champion to retire with a perfect professional record, Marciano was undefeated in 49 fight and successfully defended his title 6 times before retiring in Apr.
1) When I think of William Randolph Hearst I automatically think of Orson Welles’ depiction of him in the movie Citizen Kane. Which is considered one of the greatest pictures of all time. However, due to William Randolph Hearst wealth and power of the media he basically prevented the movie from being shown in theaters and he even tried to destroy the film. But the movie was able to survive unfortunately it took another 30 years before Orson Welles’ was given the much needed recognition for this once in a life time movie. With this being said, when I think of William Randolph Hearst I think of a spiteful crewel man who failed at achieving his goal of the presidency and who built one of the world’s most powerfully newspaper chains yet he was
Throughout his 21 year long career he managed to win 56 boxing matches and 37 of those wins were by knockout and only lost 5 matches! Towards the end of his career he refused to go to the war of Vietnam because of his religious beliefs and was stripped of one of his championship titles and was sentenced a 3 year ban from boxing. Muhammad retired from his very successful boxing career in 1981 at the age of 37. Muhammad Ali’s career was one of the most exciting and successful, he was the first person to ever win the world championship 3
Then I fought two, then three and so on until I had to fight eight simultaneously. This wasn 't like the movies where the good guy beats up the bad guys, this was real life, where the fourteen year old has to take a beating and keep his cool. Now we were all wearing gloves, so it wasn 't that dangerous, but I did take a beating. For my last sparring test, I had to fight one of the men who was there testing for his 4th Dan. I was used to fighting my 7th Dan father, so I knew what to expect.
He was a gang member that was constantly surrounded by trouble, causing him to get arrested many times. When he was twenty, he shot a man and was facing up to thirty-five years in prison, but luckily the ma survived, so Richard was only given a five year sentence. When Richard got out at the age of twenty five, he was determined to change his life around. He was informed about a company