14 lines about Muhammad Ali


NameCassius Marcellus Clay Jr. Later changed to Muhammad Ali.
Born17 January 1942
Profession Boxer
Father’s NameCassius Marcellus Clay Sr.
Mother’s NameOdessa Grady Clay
NicknamesThe Greatest The People’s Champion The Louisville Lip
Died3 June 2016

1. Muhammad Ali was a famous boxer who became one of the most recognized and beloved athletes of all time.

2. He was born in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky U.S.

3. In 1964, he famously converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, declaring that his previous name was a slave name.

4. As a young boy, he was interested in boxing and began training when he was just 12 years old. He quickly became very good at it and won many amateur boxing competitions.

5. In 1960, he won a gold medal at the Olympics in Rome, Italy.

6. Ali was known for his incredible speed and quick reflexes in the ring, and his ability to talk trash to his opponents before fights.

7. He also became famous for his social activism and his willingness to speak out against racial injustice.

8. One of his most famous fights was against George Foreman in 1974. It was called the “Rumble in the Jungle” and took place in Zaire, Africa. Ali won the fight in an upset victory.

9. He became the world heavyweight champion in 1964 after defeating Sonny Liston and went on to defend his title numerous times.

10. He was banned from boxing for three years during the prime of his career, but eventually regained his title in 1974 in a famous bout against George Foreman known as the “Rumble in the Jungle.”

11. Ali was known for his social and political activism, speaking out against racism, poverty, and war.

12. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor, as well as his poetry and love of music.

13. In 1984, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a condition that was attributed to the head trauma he had sustained during his boxing career.

14. Sadly, Ali passed away in 2016, but his legacy as a great boxer and an important figure in American history live on.

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