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IN Sports ON 17 Jan, 2016
The father of all the boxers, the legend Muhammad Ali passed away later Friday night at the age of 74, after a 32-year-long battle with Parkinson's disease. Millions of fans around the world are left shocked.
His life is an inspiration. When he stepped into the ring, his eyes saw shivering legs of all of his opponents. He made it sure to not take too much time of his busy challengers by ending their challenge within the very first of the rounds.
Ladies and gentlemen, we bring to you, the ultimate champion of all time, weighing a 210 pounds, MUHAMMAD ALIIII....
The gloves that he wore almost 50 years ago were auctioned at $836,000 while his Heavyweight title win gave him just $630,000.
When he came back after winning an Olympic Gold in 1960, he threw his medal from a bridge into the Ohio River so as to protest against the racism.
In 1974, Ali fought the then undefeated 25-year-old George Foreman only to give him the taste of defeat in the eighth round of the match.
The album was called "I am the greatest" where he performed a poetry.
His great-grandfather Abe Grady was an Irishman, and he went to the US back in the 1860s. His marriage with a slave leads to the birth of Ali's mother.
When the Vietnam war broke, Ali was asked by the US government to join the military operations, which he denied straightly. This incident led to 5 years of imprisonment and a fine of $10,000. The A year later, the supreme court overturned his conviction.
Due to some religious reasons, as is claimed, Ali changed his name the very next morning of his famous win over Liston.
The fighter was named for Cassius Marcellus Clay, a 19th-century anti-slavery crusader who emancipated the 40 slaves he inherited from his father.
The incident took place when Ali was just 12-year-old (he was called Clay), his brand new gifted bike got stolen and he reached the local police, crying. Joe Martin, the policeman then asked the furious Clay to learn boxing. Six weeks later, Clay won his first bout in a split decision.
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