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
I'm going to show you how great I am!More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No boxer in the history of boxing has had Parkinson's. There's no injury in my brain that suggests that the illness came from boxing.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There live a great man named Joe / who was belittled by a loudmouth foe / While his rival would taunt and tease / Joe silently bore the stings / And then fought like gladiator in the ringMore Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.More Muhammad Ali quotes [07/11/2011 03:07:17]
If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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