In Honor of Black History Month: Muhammad Ali
post by Ashli Prescott
Muhammad Ali (Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) 1942-Present
Professional & Champion Heavyweight Boxer / "The Greatest" / "The People's Champion"
Inside the ring and out--Muhammad Ali was (and is) a triumphant paradigm of strength, patience, and perseverance. As a professional boxer he has met up with the likes of George Foreman and Joe Frazier throughout his career. The fight that put him on the map at 22 years old was the World Heavyweight Championship of 1964 when he robbed boxer Sonny Liston of the title. Ali then went on to win 3 titles in '64, '74, and 78. Today, he remains the only lineal 3-time Heavyweight champion. Besides his accomplishments, he stands apart from the rest by having been an extremely vocal advocate of his own promotion and outspoken believer in racial equality and religious freedom.
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." - Muhammad Ali
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