Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Boxing champion who introduced a new style to the sport
Ali, Muhammad or Clay, Cassius (1942- ), African American heavyweight prizefighter, antiwar protester, and international ambassador of goodwill. As the dominant heavyweight boxer of the 1960s and 1970s, Muhammad Ali won an Olympic gold medal, captured the professional world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions, and successfully defended his title 19 times. Muhammad Ali's extroverted, colorful style, both in and out of the ring, heralded a new mode of media-conscious athletic celebrity. Through his bold assertions of black pride, his conversion to the Muslim faith, and his outspoken opposition to the Vietnam War (1959-1975), Muhammad Ali became a highly controversial figure during the turbulent 1960s. At the height of his fame, Muhammad Ali was described as "the most recognizable human being on earth."Muhammad Ali's 1981 retirement from boxing did not diminish his status as an international public figure. Despite suffering from Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has remained on the world stage as an adherent of the Nation of Islam, an advocate of children and war victims, and a proponent of international understanding.Source: africanaonline.com
The bull is stronger, but the matador is smarter.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'll leave you with one that I have hanging on my office wall, compliments of Nike: Impossible is nothing.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I beat Sonny Liston, I shocked the world. When I joined the Muslims, I shocked the world. When I beat George Forman, I shocked the world. I am from the House of ShockMore Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When one man of popularity can let the world know the problem, he might lose a few dollars himself. He might lose his life. But he's helping millions.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't look like no kiwi birdMore Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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