By Hudson :)
AND MUHAMMAD ALI WINS AGAIN!
"He dodges that punch, he dodges again, and Ali swings, GETS HIM RIGHT IN THE CHEEK! IT'S A KNOCKOUT!! HE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOXER OF ALL TIME"
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17, 1942 and in Louisville, Kentucky. He lived in a poor household with his mom (Odessa Clay), his dad (CaissiusClay Sr.), and his little brother Rudy. When he was 12 years old he got his bike stolen when he went to a gym. He was furious and there was a cop there that taught boxing and would teach him for free. To practice dodging he had his little brother Rudy throw rocks at him. He also went to DuValle Junior High and Louisville Central High school. He focused most of his time on boxing. And what resolved to bad grades. To practice dodging he had his little brother Rudy threw rocks at him.
He was a VERY VERY VERY good boxer! He won a Gold Medal in the Olympics in Rome (but threw it in the Ohio River because he was being treated unfairly at a restaurant :( ), he won 2 Golden Gloves, and Earned LOTS of Honors! :)
A Grown Man
He married and divorced several woman over his years including Sonji Roi (1964-1966), Belinda Boyd (1967-1977), Veronica Porche (1977-1986), & Yoland Williams (1986-Present). He also had 9 children which are Rasheedah, Jamilla, Maryum, Miya, Khalilah, Hana, Laila, Muhammad Jr, & Assad.
He joined the Nation of Islam with Malcolm X (Jay Jay)! Thats when the Army tried to draft Ali and he didn't accept for Religious Reasons and was stripped from his Heavyweight title, sent to Prison for 5 years and there was a $10,000 fine. They ALSO said that he could not box for 3 years. He then announced his retirement and that he had Parkinsons Disease in 1984. Then lit the Olympic torch on 1996 in atlanta, Georgia.
3 Famous Quotes
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." "You can't hit what you can't see" "It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, its the pebble in your shoe."
He was famous for being said the GREATEST african-american boxer in BOXING HISTORY!