"I am the greatest... I said that even before I knew I was"
-Muhammad Ali

Muhammad the boxer

Known as on the greatest boxers of all time, using his speed and fighting style to destroy opponents and using his spirit and knowledge to change public opinion about what a champion should be. His original name was Cassius Clay but changed due to his feeling that the name was a slave name and the fact that he embraced the religion of Islam. He accomplished many things in his sport of boxing and no body has equaled the fact of the number of times he was named champion, his four epic fight, with George Foreman, Joe Frazier,Sonny Liston, and Leon Spinks proved the fact that he was the greatest ever. he also won the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

muhammad lighting the torch at the Olympics
muhammad fighting, Sonny Liston

Impact on World History

Born Cassius Clay, January 17, 1942
. He was one of the most influential people for the civil rights movement (one of his best friends were Malcolm X). He is one of the most recognizable people in the world and he wasn't afraid to go against political policy he went on goodwill missions to Afghanistan and North Korea, he helped make the "make-a-wish" foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson's foundation. He also secured 15 American hostages during the first gulf war in Iraq. He also delivered 232 million meals to hungry people all over the world. He was not only a great boxer he was one of the most influential people in the whole world.

Muhammad Ali with Bill Clinton

Current Life
Being one of the most recognizable people in the world can be a great advantage to your political or even economical gains, but Ali used this as an opportunity to change the world for the better. Currently muhammad is still alive living with his wife Yolanda Ali and his 9 children. Yolanda Ali was formerly known as Lonnie Williams, she was also born in Kentucky and has known Muhammad all her life and now lives with him.

"no athlete has ever contributed more to the life of his country or the world than Muhammad Ali"

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