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
Just remember that you don't have to be what they want you to be.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.More Muhammad Ali quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.More Muhammad Ali quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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