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Muhammad Ali

Dis nigga wuz a beast
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Daniel Ivko

on 11 November 2015

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Transcript of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
January 17, 1942 - Today
Professional American Boxer
Early Years
Born in
L
o
u
i
s
v
i
l
l
e
, K
e
n
t
u
c
k
y
as Cassius Clay
Grew up in the
segregated South
, experiencing
racial prejudice
and
discrimination
One day, he went to a
fair
with his friend and his
red

bike
was
stolen
and wanted to give the
thief
a
woop'en
Furious, he
reported
the
crime
to a
p
o
l
i
c
e
o
f
f
i
c
e
r
who later became his
boxing coach
Ali was fascinated by the boxers and would
train 6 days a week
and
maintain a strict diet
to become the
"World's Greatest Boxer"
He would prove to be a great boxer, winning the 1956
Golden Gloves
tournament for novices
Family Members
Born to to
Cassius Clay Sr.
and
Odessa Grady Clay
Had a
sister
and
4 brothers
Married
4 times
- has
9 kids
Sonji Roi
- no kids
Belinda Boyd
- Maryum,
twins
Jamelliah & Rasheda, and Muhammad Ali Jr.
Veronica Porshe
- Hana and Laila
Yolanda Williams
- adopted Asaad Amin
Other relationships
- Miya and Khaliah


What Made Him Famous?
At age 18 he won
gold
in the heavyweight division of the 1960
Rome Ol
y
m
p
i
cs
56 wins, 4 losses, 37 knockouts
He was a
great speaker
and wrote
poetry

He refused to join the
A
r
m
e
d

F
o
r
c
e
s
for the
V
i
e
t
n
a
m
W
a
r because of his
religion
He was a
social activist
and wasn't afraid to speak out about
racism

Impact on History/Significant Events
He
converted
to
I
s
l
a
m
and changed his
name
He impacted
A
m
e
r
i
c
a'
s
economy
$$
Won
the
Heavyweight

championship

title

3
times
Sacrificed
his
fame
and
money
for his
beliefs
and
principles
Became the
first

b
o
x
e
r
ever to
appear
on a
c
e
r
e
a
l
b
o
x
Helps
people and gives them free
treatment
if they have the
P
a
r
k
i
n
s
o
n
's
D
i
s
e
a
s
e
, even though
he
is
d
i
a
g
n
o
s
e
d
Social figure
for
blacks
,
important
as
Martin
Luther

King
http://history1900s.about.com/od/people/a/muhammadali.htm

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/muhammad-ali

http://www.ali.com

http://www.biography.com/people/muhammad-ali-9181165#early-life
Resources/Citations
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