Top 10 facts.

Mohammad Ali

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.

8 Love

He got married 4 times. Their names are Yolonda Willams Since 1986. Veronica Porssche Ali , ( 1977- 1986) , Khalilah Belinda Ali ( 1967- 1977) , SonJi Roi ( 1964-1966).

7 Children

He had 9 kids. There names are Alila Ali , Hana Ali, Khaliah Ali , Muhammad Ali jr. , Asaad Amin , Jamillah Ali , Rasheda Ali, Maryum Ali , Miya Ali.

6 Worth


5 Champion

1. He also was in 5 movies .

4 Religion

He confirmed to the public that he had joined the Nation of Islam in May 1965 in Lewiston, Maine the morning after defeating his bitter rival, Sonny Liston. Inspired by Malcolm X who was also his good friend.

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.

2 winner

At the age of 22 he won the world heavyweight championship in 1964 from Sonny Liston in a stunning upset.

1 Banned

Did you know that the United States of America slapped Muhammad Ali with a three-year boxing ban because of “indiscipline?” In 1967, during the war with Vietnam, the US military initiated a rigorous recruitment campaign for untrained solders that would bolster their personnel that were already in Vietnam.


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