Great Britain’s Muhammad Ali, who happens to bear the name of one of the greatest boxers in the sport crashed out of the Olympics.
20-year-old Ali was beaten by Venezuela’s Yoel Segundo Finol in the last 16 of the Olympic flyweight competition.
It seems the young Muhammad Ali was unable to channel the spirit of the late boxer as he was soundly beaten by Finol who earned a unanimous points decision.
Finol moves into the quarter-finals, where victory would guarantee him a bronze medal.
Ali feeling unhappy about his defeat said about the fight, “I’ve been here too long and I was itching to get in there,”
Ali was anxious as this was his first appearance in the Olympics a whole inine days after the Rio boxing began. “I let the emotions get the better of me, I just tried too hard and nothing was flowing and now I am just here…” said Ali, his voice trembling and tears welling in his eyes. “I just feel like it’s the end of the world.”
The heavyweight legend Ali, who died in June aged 74, announced his presence to the world — he was then called Cassius Clay — with gold at the Rome Olympics in 1960.