Muhammed Ali

By: Jiwanta Panday

Overview

One of boxing's legends, Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1942. He was banned from boxing for 3 years because he refused to serve in the U.S military due to religious beliefs. In 1960 he became a gold medalist after winning the championship of of 1964. In 1984 Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson disease. In 2005 he won the presidential medal of freedom. Ali refers to himself as "the greatest".

Connection to Present Day

Most people do not make it through Parkinson's disease. Muhammad Ali Jr. said "no chance" his dad would live through 2014. But Ali survived to this day, He has dedicated his life to medical research. These days life to medical research. These days he doesn't talk in public because of Parkinson's.

Impact

Ali didn't take the prize he won because he claimed it to be racist all his titles got stripped by the boxing establishment, But he got it replaced by the president. He later threw the medal into the river which triggered the effect of the boxing establishment and stripped him of all his titles.

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."



5 Fun facts

  1. First to win heavyweight championship 3 times in a row.
  2. Real name is Cassius Clay.
  3. Elected sportsman of the year in 1972.
  4. While boxing his blood pressure twice the normal rate.
  5. If he got knocked down he would try to stand up until the final bell.

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