“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Today on Dumb Nerds we have on the super hilarious and talented Dhruv Singh (I’m Too Effin’ High, UCB) to talk about one of his heroes, Muhammad Ali. Dhruv talks about why Muhammad was so great and admirable in and out of the boxing ring, how Muhammad stood up for black rights and as a proud Muslim in the 1950s and 1960s when hardly, if any celebrity would. Muhammad Ali wasn’t afraid to be himself and be unpopular in a predominant white American society. Today he is popularly looked up to as a hero. Dhurv and Cassi talk about the switch from hated man to a cherished and beloved American icon. They also get into some of Muhammad’s most famous fights like “Rumble in the Jungle” where 32 year old Muhammad Ali took on 25 year old George Foreman, and ended it in the eighth round in Kinshasa, Zaire. There was also “Thrilla in Manilla”, the 1975 fight for the heavyweight championship of the world against Joe Frazier at the Philippine Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines. Even if you boxing isn’t for you, this is an episode you won’t want to miss!