Top 10 facts.
10 Birth Name
Muhammad Ali, commonly known as the greatest is one of the most celebrated sports personalities to date. However, did you know that Muhammad’s birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr? Marcellus Clay, the person who Ali’s father inherited his name from was a popular farmer and anti-slavery crusader in the nineteenth century.
9 Hidden talents
1. Apart from boxing, did you know that Muhammad is a good singer and once used his talent to earn a living? During Ali’s ban from the ring, Muhammad appeared on seven episodes of the Buck White, a musical exhibition that aired on December 2, 1969 in York’s George Abbot Theater. His voice, charisma, and confidence drew good ratings from the audience.
3 Ohio River
1. Did you know that Muhammad’s first Olympic gold medal lies at the bottom of Ohio River? Ali was a victim of racism in a local diner in Ohio, because of his religion and family’s immigrant status. In protest, Muhammad in his biography alleged that he threw the Olympic medal to the bottom of Ohio River.
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