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."
Cindy McCain, Gossett among Ali Award recipients
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-08-23 17:46:26
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Cindy Hensley McCain, wife of Arizona Sen. John McCain, and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. are among the winners of humanitarian awards named for Muhammad Ali.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on new book, reclaiming the political process
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2016-08-22 17:41:09
Throughout his career, former Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a social and political activist. He boycotted the 1968 Olympics and supported Muhammad Ali's decision to refuse induction into the military during the Vietnam War. He also recently took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. The cultural ...
Muhammad Ali's Grandson -- Marshawn Lynch Consoled Me ... After Boxing Legend's Death (VIDEO)
TMZ, 2016-08-15 23:45:00
Muhammad Ali's football star grandson says a call from his sports idol helped raise his spirits in the wake of his grandfather's death ... and that idol is Marshawn Lynch. Biaggio Ali Walsh joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV…
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