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Transcript: He fought Evader Holyfield too. After the fight he said quote "It's not the siz of the man but the size of his heat that matters" Mr. Moderator, Brother Lomax, brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can't believe everyone in here is a friend, and I don't want to leave anybody out. The question tonight, as I understand it, is "The Negro Revolt, and Where Do We Go From Here?" or What Next?" In my little humble way of understanding it, it points toward either the ballot or the bullet. Before we try and explain what is meant by the ballot or the bullet, I would like to clarify something concerning myself. I'm still a Muslim; my religion is still Islam. That's my personal belief. Just as Adam Clayton Powell is a Christian minister who heads the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York, but at the same time takes part in the political struggles to try and bring about rights to the black people in this country; and Dr. Martin Luther King is a Christian minister down in Atlanta, Georgia, who heads another organization fighting for the civil rights of black people in this country; and Reverend Galamison, I guess you've heard of him, is another Christian minister in New York who has been deeply involved in the school boycotts to eliminate segregated education; well, I myself am a minister, not a Christian minister, but a Muslim minister; and I believe in action on all fronts by whatever means necessary. This Presentation is on boxer Muhammad Ali. Thank you. Fight with Frazier Evander Holyfield Muhammed Ali has fought several fights in his life. Believe it or not he came up with the quote "Float like a butterfly sting like a bee". Nobody in the arena that night knew what was going on. But one rumor that was going on was that people did not like seeing Joe Frazier as champion. It was a 15 round fight and the people were shocked they saw adrenaline in the both of them but at the same they w- ere both just so exausted. Muhammed Ali ended up winning that fight, and the people were actually really happy. His Fights Conclusion Life and Writing Muhammad Ali He had no real relation but he was involved and knew Malcom X. He was all for the black rights he was figthing in Vietnam and he said quote " I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here". Relation To the black panthers And one more thing... He was involved with several other groups other than the black panthers. In conclusion Muhammad Ali was put through several events in his life. Here is where his story begins..

Muhammad Ali Presentation

Transcript: Introduction By: Omar Abdallah The Legacy and the Generosity All the Way to the Top Acknowledged His Greatness Muhammad Ali is influential, powerful, and a true jester. He is the greatest boxer of the 20th century. Muhammad Ali is a former American boxer, and is the best heavyweight champion in world boxing history Muhammad Ali's birth name was Cassius Clay He started training at the age of 12 He won the world heavyweight championship when he was 22, in 1964 He told the world he was the greatest boxer Everybody believed him because he already proved his greatness He once said "Parachute me into Highstreet China , and every kid would know who I am." The Beginning Muhammad Ali wanted something greater to live for, to hold on to, he wanted to live and die for a purpose. And thus he began his spiritual journey In 1964 he joined the Nation of Islam Two years later he was drafted into the Vietnam War, but he wouldn't because his religious beliefs held him back He went to court for refusing to be inducted into the military, in 1967 he was found guilty. The boxing association took away his title and suspended him from boxing for three and a half years, after a long court trial to get his name cleared. The Return (part 1) The Return Qualities That Made Him Great His relentless determination, austere hard work, and generous nature made Muhammad Ali one of the greatest and most influential icons not in just athletics. but in world history Muhammad Ali was good inside the ring as he is outside the ring His boxing career from 1960-1981 was known for his amazing record of 56 wins and only 5 losses, 37 of his wins were knockouts The Return (part 3) Introduction In the late 1970s Ali started to slack off and lost to Leon Spinks in 1978. He was also knocked out by Larry Holmes in 1980. In 1981, Ali lost his last fight, losing his heavyweight title to Trevor Berbick He announced his retirement from his boxing career the next day. Muhammad Ali is The Greatest because He is influential He is powerful He is the greatest boxer of the 20th century He is grounded in his faith & has incredible work ethic And continues to serve as a role model to all! In 1984 Muhammad Ali announced that he has Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological condition. Muhammad Ali has been raising funds for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He has also been supporting the make a wish foundation and the special olympics. Muhammad Ali has been traveling to different countries where help is needed and helps out. Muhammad Ali received The Presidential Medal of Freedom, from president George W. Bush in 2005. Ali hosted the 15th Annual Celebrity Fight Night Awards in Phoenix in March 2009. The event benefited the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Spiritual Search Almost There! Muhammad Ali returned to the ring in 1970. His first fight after he had returned was against Jerry Quarry, and Ali knocked him out. Why Was He The Greatest? He is known for his skills inside of the ring, and outside the ring. He is the most recognized athlete across the world in the past hundred years! He had an amazing record of 56 wins and only 5 losses, 37 of his wins were knockouts. His career started in 1960 and officially retired in 1979. The Return (part 2) On January 17, 1942 in the town of Louisville, Kentucky, a legend was born The following year, he took on Joe Frazier. The fight got itself a name, “ The Fight of the Century”. After 15 long rounds, Joe managed to knock down Ali before beating Ali by decision. Ali got a rematch in 1974, and he got his revenge by beating Joe after their second fight. The Greatest Legacies

Muhammad Ali Presentation

Transcript: Odessa Grady http:/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassius_Marcellus_Clay,_Sr. Cassius Clay Sr. Professional Boxing http://sports.jrank.org/pages/91/Ali-Muhammad-Stolen-Bicycle.html Muhammad Ali He was considered the greatest in many ways. The most important way would have to be the fact that he won 3 Heavyweight Champion titles. During his times no-one ever had won 3 titles. What was ironic about this was he won two titles in his prime was banned from boxing for 3 years, then won another title. Beat Zbigniew Pietrzykowski for the gold medal by 5-0 unanimous decision in 1960 Olympics. Ali's Cultural impact was mainly toward the African americans. It was toward them, first because Muhammad Ali was african amercian and was globaly known. Also it was toward them because he was shown as a message of black pride, when he refused to be inducted into the U.S.A military and won his case. Ali was a heroic figure because he inspired many other african americans to go out and do something with their lives. Olympics The Stolen Bike Nicknames : Today Muhammad Ali suffers from Parkinson's Disease Ali has 9 children today:Seven Girls and Two sons Maryum,Jamillah, Liban, Muhammad Ali Jr, Miya, Khaliah,Hana, and Laila. Wife:Yollanda Williams (1998-pres.) Took training very serious Got up every morning and ran Drank a carton of milk, and two eggs to receive his protien Would go to martins gym until 9, and then to another to train so more Cultural Impact Work Cited Early Career One of Muhammad Ali's nicknames, were the "King Of The World" He was given this nickname because after beating Sonny Liston in 1964 for the heavyweight title, he began to scream "I'm the King Of The World" Ali End up signing contract, the year that he wins the gold medal, in 1960. Born: Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 17,1942 Where:Louisville, Kentucky Siblings: Rudolph Clay Parents: Cassius Clay SR. Odessa Grady Clay Louisville Lip ChampionShip Fight Ali Today Cassius Clay Sr. Born:November 11, 1912 Where:Jefferson County, Kentucky Parents: Herman H. Clay Edith E. Greathouse Married: Odessa Grady in 1933 Living:Painted Signs Died: February 8, 1990 Olympics Conversion to Islam Muhammad Ali's Legacy was that he defeated every top heavyweight in his era. Also during that time today that era is called " The Golden Age Of Heaveyweight Boxing". Muhammad Ali was then awared Fighter of the year numerouse times. Also Ali is one of the three boxers to names the Sportsman of the year. Ali today is used as a inspirational figure. http://history1900s.about.com/od/people/a/muhammadali.htm King Of The World The Louisville Lip: The Peoples Champion: King Of The World: The Greatest Muhammad Ali was considered the Peoples champion because, many people believed that Muhammad Ali saved the boxing world, and was giving the "people" something to watch and cheer for. On April 28, 1967 Muhammad Ali decided to reject the order to be inducted into the U.S.A military. He was given a 10,000 dollar fine, for draft evasion and was supposed to be sent to jail for 5 years, but didn't serve any jail time. Instead he was banned for 3 years. Exile The Greatest Islam http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa_Grady_Clay Muhammad Ali Odessa Grady Clay Born: February 12, 1917 Where:Hopkins County, Kentucky Parents: John Lewis Grady Birdie B. Morehead Married: Cassius Clay Sr,1933 Living: Died: August 20,1994 Legacy He rode his bike with a friend to a Columbia Auditorium, to attend the festival that Loiusville had every year They then set his bike outside as he went inside After spending time inside they went outside to get their bikes , and realized the bikes had been stolen In rage Ali went down to the basement tell the cop what had happened He told the cop he wanted to "whup" the thief The Cop (Joe E. Martin) told Ali he needed to learn how to box first The Peoples Champion First Professional fight was on October 29, 1960. Muhammad Ali was versing Tunny Hansaker. After going at it for rounds and rounds Muhammad Ali finally knocked Hansaker out in the 6th round. Had an "unorthodox" fighting style Muhammad Ali was not the like the other fighters in his era, instead of keeping his hands high to protect his face he swung them low by his hips. Instead of ducking punches he would lean back out of the reach of his opponents. youtube.com/watch?v=Vnzofi_QltI King of The World Golden Gloves Muhammad Ali would go on to win six Kentucky Golden Glove Championships, two national golden gloves, and two AAU crowns. The Day after the fight with Sonny Liston, Muhammad ali publicly announced his conversion to Islam, and changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. When word got out that he did this the public were not happy. They thought that the nation of Islam was racist, and were dissapointed with Muhammad Ali. Was known as the "Louisville lip" because during his pre-match warmups, he would have his "pre-match hype". This was when Muhammad Ali would taunt his opponents, and insult them to get into their head

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