Muhammad Ali Biography
Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in the city of Louisville, Kentucky State of America. His childhood name was Cassius Marcellus Clay. He later changed his old name after embracing Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
Due to being black, Muhammad Ali had to face many discrimination in the society. All these things had a deep impact on Muhammad Ali’s childhood.
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Muhammad Ali Childhood Story-
One day Ali’s bicycle was stolen in his childhood. Whom Ali thought to find himself. A policeman then told Ali that you will need to learn boxing to find a bicycle. Upon hearing this, Muhammad Ali decided that he would learn boxing.
Ali Boxing Career-
Beginning in the Boxing, Mohammad Ali winning gold in light Heavywieght category in the Rome Olympic 1960.
At that time Ali was just 18 years old. After that, at the age of just 22, he defeated Heavywieght’s champion Sonny Liston in the boxing box of that time.
This match is considered to be the most discussed and watched match in the game world. Sports Illustrated Magzine considers this match to be the fourth largest sports moment of the 20th century.
This time Ali who won gold in Rome Olympic in 1960, was only 18 years old.
Muhammad Ali’s conversion to Islam
Tired of apartheid, Mohammed Ali took the biggest decision of life. He converted his religion in 1964.
He kept his new name Muhammad Ali.
In which the meaning of Muhammad means – worthy of praise and Ali means – the highest.
Mohammed Ali believed that his old name was a symbol of his guilt.
In 1965, Ali defeated Floyd Patterson in a 12 round boxing match.
In March 1966, Muhammad Ali thought of fighting for America on religious
grounds in America-Vietnam War. Because of which every State of America
had taken a boxed license from them.
Even their passports were seized and they were sentenced to 5 years in jail.
reached the US Supreme Court against this decision. All the 8 judges of
the Supreme Court believed that the decision on Ali was wrong. And the
court allowed Ali to fight back boxing again.
Muhammad Ali Boxing Records-
In 1971, he was competing with Joe Frazier who won gold at the 1964 Olympics.
The match took place in “Madison Square” and after seeing the passion of the people for this match, it is also called the ‘Fight of the Century‘.
In this match Joe Frazier defeated Mohammad Ali. This was Ali’s first defeat in a professional match.
After this, Ali won all his 6 bouts in 1972.
Ali’s next fight was against George Foreman. Ali was 32 years old and Ali was not as fast as before. In contrast, George Foreman was still young and he was 25 years old.
This match was also known as “Rumble in Jungle“. Before this match, almost all of them believe Ali will lose this boxing match easily.
Ali hit the foreman’s head at the start of the match. Ali surprised everyone by defeating George Foreman in just 8 rounds. In this match Ali’s victory was unbelievable.
This was followed by Ali in 1974, with his old rival Joe Frazier, who defeated Ali in the previous match. Ali was completely prepared this time and he won this match in 14th round.
Muhammad Ali’s retirement –
Muhammad Ali had announced his retirement from boxing in 1979. Ali had again returned to the ring in a few months. But in 1981 Ali left boxing forever.
After retirement, Muhammad Ali was involved in many charitable works.
Ali mainly believed in donations mentioned in Islam. Ali fed food to nearly 22 million poor people.
He also worked primarily for the betterment of the Islamic countries of Asia and Africa. Ali was also associated with all these politicians.
Muhammad Ali’s death –
On June 3, 2016, this great boxer always told the world goodbye.
Many boxers who have come and boxed in the world will come and many more but in the world of boxing, Greatest was the only one(Muhammad Ali). Who(Muhammad Ali) won the world with his faith.