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7 Fascinating Facts About The Great Muhammad Ali You Should Know On His Birthday

The man who proclaimed himself as "The Greatest", Muhammad Ali, left this world at the age of 74. He breathed his last at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, and left us with his wisdom-filled words to remember him with.

His demise has left the world saddened. There are some facts about him that you'd definitely want to read today, and some that were never heard about.

7 Fascinating Facts About The Great Muhammad Ali You Should Know On His Birthday

7 Fascinating Facts About The Great Muhammad Ali You Should Know On His Birthday

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1. He married four times.

1. He married four times.

He had seven daughters and two sons.

During his exile, he was featured in the title role of musical 'Buck White'.

During his exile, he was featured in the title role of musical 'Buck White'.

He learnt something when he was denied an autograph.

He learnt something when he was denied an autograph.

He had Irish roots.

He had Irish roots.

His great-grandfather Abe Grady was an Irish who had emigrated to the states.

He threw his Olympic gold medal from a bridge.

He threw his Olympic gold medal from a bridge.

He did that when he had won a gold in 1960 Olympics in Rome when he was 18 years old. His act was to protest against the racism he faced in his town.

His gloves were bought for $836,000.

His gloves were bought for $836,000.

This was when he won the heavyweight championship for the first time. The victory had fetched him only $630,000.

He had developed Parkinson's diseases due to all his injuries.

He had developed Parkinson's diseases due to all his injuries.

But, as they say, greatness never dies.

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