By:Maxim Kurkin and Idan Boros,April 4th 2016
Why'd We Choose Muhammad?
We also see Ali as a role model in that department,since when we hear "boxing" we both usually think of him.
Ali was born as "Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr," January 17, 1942, originally known as Cassius Clay, began training at 12 years old and at the age of 22 won the world heavyweight championship in 1964 from Sonny Listonin.
A Small Biography
Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Ali remains the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion; he won the title in 1964, 1974, and 1978. Between February 25, 1964 and September 19, 1964 Muhammad Ali reigned as the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion.
Ali had a highly unorthodox boxing style for a heavyweight, epitomized by his catchphrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee". Never an overpowering puncher, Ali relied early in his career on his superior hand speed, superb reflexes and constant movement, dancing and circling opponents for most of the fight, holding his hands low and lashing out with a quick, cutting left jab that he threw from unpredictable angles. His footwork was so strong that it was extremely difficult for opponents to cut down the ring and corner Ali against the ropes.
Ali was best known for his incredible speed and maneuvers, in my opinion Ali is the greatest fighter of all times.