The Crazy Story Of Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali was one of the most exciting Athletes ever to live. Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer and activist who was nicknamed “The Greatest”, and he is regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century and is frequently ranked as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Some interesting facts about him are:

    1. He was named after anti-slavery activist Cassius Marcellus Clay. 

    2. He began fighting after his bike was stolen.

    3. He won an Olympic gold medal in 1960. 

    4. He refused to fight in the Vietnam War. 

    5. He was a poet. 

    6. Ali won 56 of the 61 professional fights of his career. 

   7. These are just some of the Crazy yet Amazing facts about Muhammad Ali.

8. His parents are Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. and Odessa Grady Clay.

9. His name was Cassius Clay, but he changed it to Muhammad Ali.

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali began training as an amateur boxer at age 12. At 18, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics and turned to professional heavyweight boxing later that year. After the heavyweight champion grew close with Malcolm X, he announced to reporters that he renounced the name Clay, citing it as a slave name, and has instead taken on the name Cassius X.

All the courageous things he has done should have had him killed, beaten, or arrested. Many many did not like the way he fought, because he fought very “gang-like” and that he was “a disgrace to boxing.” To be punching and beating a ton of white people was very big for a black person in the 1960s, and it was hard for him to fight with all of the racist and rude comments screamed at him. He had 4 Wives and 9 kids as well as one brother and his parents. “My mom and dad were my rock and soul,” Ali said in an interview “ They were one of the reasons I tried and pursued boxing”. All in all, he is and will always be seen as the best boxer, and a significant BLM figure of the 20th century.