From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring. He was born and raised in. And began training as an.
When he was 12 years old. At age 18, he won a gold medal in the.In Rome and turned professional later that year, before converting to. At age 22 in 1964, he won the.
He then changed his name from Cassius Clay, which he called his. He set an example of racial pride for.And resistance to white domination during the. In 1966, two years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali further antagonized the white establishment by refusing to be. Military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the. He was eventually arrested, found guilty of draft evasion charges, and stripped of his boxing titles. He successfully appealed the decision to the.
Overturned his conviction in 1971. By which time he had not fought for nearly four years and thereby lost a period of peak performance as an athlete. Ali's actions as a. To the war made him an icon for the larger.
Ali was one of the leading heavyweight boxers of the 20th century, and remains the only three-time lineal heavyweight champion. His records of beating 21 boxers for the world heavyweight title shared with. , as well as winning 14 unified title bouts shared with former. , were unbeaten for 35 years.
Ali is the only boxer to be named. The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year. He has been ranked the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. He was also ranked as the greatest athlete of the 20th century by.
Sports Personality of the Century. By the BBC, and the third greatest athlete of the 20th century by. Nicknamed "the Greatest", he was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were the.The Rumble in the Jungle. At a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking, Ali thrived in and indeed craved the spotlight, where he was often provocative and outlandish. Both for his trash-talking in boxing and as political poetry for his activism, anticipating elements of. As a musician, Ali recorded two. As an actor, he performed in several films and a. Additionally, Ali wrote two autobiographies, one during and one after his boxing career. Ali was initially affiliated with. He later disavowed the NOI, adhering to.
After retiring from boxing at age 39 in 1981, Ali focused on religion and charity. In 1984, Ali was diagnosed with. Which has been attributed to boxing-related injuries. As his condition worsened, Ali made limited public appearances and was cared for by his family until his death on June 3, 2016, in. We are AFTAL approved dealers registered number 135.
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