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.”
Running story: Super Bowl ads from start to finish
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-02-02 01:46:54
NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl ad games have so far delivered a nod to the Brady Bunch, voiceovers from Muhammad Ali and John F. Kennedy and Mindy Kaling trying to steal a kiss from fellow actor Matt Damon.
Muhammad Ali Is Back Home After Being Misdiagnosed With Pneumonia — SO What Did He Actually Have??
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2015-01-07 18:52:31
Whew! Muhammad Ali's family can rest easy now that the legendary boxer is back home from the hospital. After being hospitalized for pneumonia more than two weeks ago, the 72-year-old recovered from his illness and doctors revealed he actually had a urinary tract infection! [ Related: Muhammad Ali Was Hospitalized ...
Muhammad Ali Hospitalized For Pneumonia After He 'Stopped Breathing'
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2014-12-21 17:08:30
Oh no!!! It's being reported that boxer Muhammad Ali "stopped breathing" on Friday night and was hospitalized on Saturday with pneumonia. A source said: "[Family members] called 911. He was revived by the paramedics and is in ICU with fluid on the lungs. He is on a respirator and IV's." ...
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