by Michael J. Ballanger
The Gold Report
The battle raging between the Bullion Banks and Gold Speculators is every bit as spectacular as the Ali-Frazier fights of the 1970s, says precious metals expert Michael Ballanger.
As a young man of fourteen with my older brother Donny having introduced me to Ring Magazine a few year earlier, I can’t remember ever being so hyped up for a heavyweight title fight than when Cassius Clay took on Sonny Liston and “whupped” him to take the title and then repeated in the rematch. From that point onward, the hero of my youth (excluding Bobby Orr, of course) in the world of sports became Cassius Clay-turned-Muhammad Ali, who became the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time and dominated the game for over a decade, despite being banned from boxing for refusing to join the army in 1967. Ali was a big man standing over 6’4″ tall but he moved with the fluidity, speed and lethal grace of a jaguar.