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Transcript of Muhammad Ali
March 24, 1975 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Chuck Wepner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
October 30, 1974 - Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire
September 10, 1973 - Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton
September 10, 1966 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
March 29, 1966 - Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
May 25, 1965 - Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
March 6, 1964 - Elijah Muhammad renames Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali
October 29, 1960 - Muhammad Ali's 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee.
Some of Cassius Clay's fights from 1960-1987
Muhammad's life with War
Muhammad's Later Years
Occurrences during the time he became a professional boxer
In 1984, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome, a degenerative condition that results in decreased control over speech and motor skills.
In 2002, he traveled to Afghanistan as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
January 13, 1983 - AMA urges ban on boxing, sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
January 19, 1981 - Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
June 27, 1979 - Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ
June 26, 1979 - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final
Born: January 17, 1942
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Family of Muhammad Ali
Wives: He married his first wife, a waitress named Sonji Roi, one month after meeting her in 1964, and they divorced in 1966.
He was then married to Belinda Boyd from 1967 to 1977
Veronica Porsche Ali from 1977 to 1986 before marrying Yolanda Williams in 1986.
Children: He has a total of nine children and his youngest daughter Laila had a celebrated boxing career with a career record of 24-0 with 21 wins by KO.
Mother: Odessa Grady Clay
Father: Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr.
Siblings: Rudoplh, "Rudy", Clay
He was a boxer & philanthropist
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Grew up in Louisville, KY.
Has a younger brother, Rudolph, or Rudy.
At age 12, he had an odd occurrence in his life that made him start an interest in boxing.
His bike got stolen.
In his first amateur bout in 1954, he won the fight by split decision.
June 28, 1971 - Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
July 24, 1969 - Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army on appeal
June 19, 1967 - Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army
May 8, 1967 - Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army
April 28, 1967 - Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army and stripped of boxing title
March 6, 1967 - Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
January 12, 1967 - Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
September 15, 1978 - Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
September 29, 1977 - Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
May 16, 1977 - Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavywgt boxing title
September 28, 1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
May 25, 1976 - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Richard Dunn in Munich
May 24, 1976 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
April 30, 1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
February 20, 1976 - Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
October 1, 1975 - Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla
He was doing some spiritual searching and decided to join the black Muslim group, the Nation of Islam, in 1964. At first, he called himself "Cassius X," eventually settling on the name Muhammad Ali. Two years later, Ali started a different kind of fight when he refused to acknowledge his military service after being drafted.
CONVERSION TO MUSLIM