I recently read somewhere that Bonecrusher Smith is the only known
boxing champ with a college degree. I was kinda shocked because I
always thought Ali had some college degree, and I also heard that
Tyson got a doctorate in philosophy whilst doing time at the
University of hard-knocks. There are claims that the Klito brothers
have doctorates but that seems more like propaganda than reality.
If it is true that 'Bone is the only fighter wit' a college degree,
then it somehow re-enforces the myth that boxers are all brawn and no
Even if Ali has no college degree, he still comes across very
intelligent to me. Holyfield also seems very articulate and a***
with issues. Education and intelligence are not the same.