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Muhammad Ali

History and Philosophy of Sport

Amina Chaudhry

on 8 November 2013

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Transcript of Muhammad Ali

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr
The Inception...
Afraid of Flying - Took a Parachute
Won Olympic Gold Medal
Light Heavyweight Boxing Division beating Zigzy P. of Poland to win Olympic Gold.
Rome 1960 Olympics
Float like a butterfly,
sting like a bee.

Muhammad Ali
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
The Greatest
The People's Champion
The Louisville Lip
Louisville Kentucky
January 17th 1942
71 today.
Began Boxing so he could "Whup" thief
Joe Martin
89lbs First Fight - First Win
Before he turn 18 -
6 Kentucky Golden Gloves Championships
2 National Golden Gloves Championships
2 National AAU Titles
The Mayor of Olympic Village
“supreme confidence” and “intricate dance steps.”
Sports Illustrated described him winning with his....
Honored with Parades in
New York City
Clay vs. Liston
1965: was hospitalized for hernia 3 days before
6 months to recover
taunted Liston from the moment they decided to fight
1964: beat Liston for championship
Heavyweight Champ
The Controversy
Vietnam War
Loses Boxing
Clay vs. United States
Nation of Islam
Elijah Muhammed
Protesting War
"I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcong..."
Refuses Military Service
1978 - Three-Time Heavyweight Champ!
Louisville, Kentucky
Road named after him
1981 - Hits Retirement
Diagnosed with Parkinson's Desease - 1984
Advocate for Peace
Negotiated with Sadam Hussein when President Bush and the UN could not.

Organized Make-a-Wish Foundation & Special Olympics
Has provided over 232 million meals, traveled to Mexico, Indonesia, and Morocco
Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act
Met Nelson Mandela when he was released from prison
"Fight Night" raises money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center
Awards and Recognition
United Nations Messenger of Peace in 1998-2008, for his work with developing nation
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, the United States of America's highest civil award
Germany's 2005 Otto Hahn Peace Medal, for his involvement in the U.S. civil rights movement and the United Nations
International Ambassador of Jubilee 2000, a global organization dedicated to relieving debt in developing nations
State of Kentucky's "Kentuckian of the Century
The Liberty Medal
President Jimmy Carter "Mr. International Friendship"
Amina Chaudhry
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