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Transcript of Muhammad Ali
that was born on January 17, 1942
in Louisville, Kentucky he was a philantrophist, and social activist. Boxing Career Cassius Clay made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney H. From then until 1963, Clay amassed a record of 19-0 with 15 wins by knockout. He defeated boxers such as Tony Esperanza, Jim Robinson, Donnie F. , Alonzo J. , George L., Willie B., Lamar C. (who had won his previous 40 bouts by knockout), Doug Jones, and Henry Cooper. Personal Life Ali has been married 4 times and has 7 daughters and 2 sons. Ali met his first wife Sonja Rio one month before they married on August 14, 1964.
On August 17, 1967 Ali married Belinda Boyd. After the wedding she changed her name to Khalilah Ali Boxing Style Standing at 6'3" (1.91 m), Ali had a highly unorthodox style for a heavyweight boxer. Rather than the normal style of carrying the hands high to defend the face, he instead relied on foot speed and quickness to avoid punches, and carried his hands low. During the early part of Ali's career, he built a reputation for predicting rounds in which he would "finish" several opponents, and by boasting before his triumphs. Ali's Legacy Muhammad Ali defeated every top heavyweight in his era, which has been called the golden age of heavyweight boxing. Ali was named "Fighter of the Year" more times than any other fighter in history. Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Clay was first directed toward boxing by Louisville police officer and boxing coach Joe E. Martin, Muhammad Ali's famous qoute was float like a butterfly sting like a bee. In 1964, Ali failed the U.S. Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were sub-par. However, in early 1966, the tests were revised and Ali was reclassified as 1A. This classification meant he was now eligible for the draft and induction into the U.S. Army during a time when the United States was involved in the Vietnam War. Ali joins the war Most famous fights Ali's legacy #2 He is one of only three boxers to be named sportsman of the year by sports illustrated. In 1978, three years before Ali's permanent retirement, the Board of Aldermen in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, voted 6–5 to rename Walnut Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard.
Muhammad Ali's most famous fights were agianst; Sonny liston (both fights)
Joe Frazier (first and third fights)
Leon Spinks (both fights)
and last but not least George Foreman.
Muhammad Alis accomplishments were that he loved everything he did like being in the "Hall Of Fame", staying in boxing, going to the olympics, and boxing.