Muhammad Ali

Hardships and Triumphs

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The Beginning

Born on January 17, 1942

in Louisville Kentucky

Originally named Cassius Clay Jr

Fears

His career was almost ended by his fear of flying

He nearly refused to go to the Olympics until one of his teammates bought him a parachute from an army surplus store.

Racism

Even after wining the Olympics in boxing For the USA segregated restaurants will still not serve him. He is still forbidden from white only areas.
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Religion

His decision to join the islamic faith nearly costs him his boxing career

War

His refusal to join the armed forces during the Vietnam war draft due to religious reasons causes his to lose his ability to legally box in the US for three years.
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Return

After his three year suspension from boxing Muhammad Ali made his return and reclaimed his title as U.S heavy weight champion after beating Joe Frazier the reigning heavyweight champion.
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