THE GREATEST MUHAMMMAD ALI
by: WALTER DEAN MYERS
The setting of this book is the segregated south in the 1960'S. Ali grew up in segregation and in this book it shows you insight on how hard it was to be a African American boxer down in the dirty south. Ali became a civil rights leader and defender. In 1967, three years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali refused to go into the U.S. military, because of his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. He overcome segregation by just focusing on what he liked to do best which was boxing. He overcame the segregation in south by just looking past all the negative racial comments and in with the good and positive comments.
Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were the first Sonny Liston fight, three with rival Joe Frazier, and one with George Foreman, where he regained titles he had been stripped of seven years earlier. While boxing Muhammad Ali came up with the slogan "FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY STING LIKE A BEE" meaning that he is high up and nobody can stop him from doing what he does best and that's fighting.
Ali went from having nothing to now he has a lot of respect from all kinds of people of different races. Ali had nothing growing he use to punch things like pillows and anything hard and soft that could be used as a boxing bag. He has really started his legacy Ali has a daughter named Laila Ali which is the female heavy weight champion of the world. His legacy lives on and on across the world. This is the Legacy of the Muhammad Ali.
Ali was known for his left hook jab.
Muhammad Ali knocks out Ron Lyle
These are a pair of Ali boxing gloves located at Smithsonian museum. He went for over 20k
The Greatest Of All Time Ali Hard work isn't given its earned
Muhammad Ali after he knocks out his opponent
Today he still stands as the world greatest champion!!!