Ali in 1967
Muhammad Ali is a retired American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. As a professional, he became the first person to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times.
In 1964, Ali changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali after joining the Nation of Islam. Ali was well known for his fighting style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".
Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top heavyweight in his era, including Joe Frazier and George Forman, which has been called the golden age of heavyweight boxing. Ali was named "Fighter of the Year" by Ring Magazine more times than any other fighter, and was involved in more Ring Magazine "Fight of the Year" bouts than any other fighter. He is an inductee into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and holds wins over seven other Hall of Fame inductees. In In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC and was one of only three boxers to be named "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated.
Muhammad Ali's star on the Walk of Fame was awarded for his living his life as live theatre. His star is the only star on the Walk of Fame which is not on the sidewalk; rather, it is on the wall of the Kodak Theatre to honor his request that he "did not want to be walked on."
Artwork stolen off wall at Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-10-25 15:13:34
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Artwork showing Muhammad Ali in a classic pose, in white trunks and red boxing gloves, was stolen from the Muhammad Ali Center in a brazen theft.
Antonio Brown -- Honoring Jose Fernandez & Kimbo Slice ... With Custom Cleats (PHOTO GALLERY)
TMZ, 2016-10-14 14:57:00
Antonio Brown is continuing his tribute to fallen sports heroes with a pair of dope custom cleats honoring the late Kimbo Slice and Jose Fernandez this week. After wearing Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali themed cleats, we're told AB wanted to do…
'The black Avengers'
BBC Entertainment, 2016-10-11 07:36:26
The cast of an all-black play about Muhammad Ali and other American icons say more needs to be done to make diversity in theatre the norm - not the exception.
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