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Amazing Facts About “The Greatest Of All-Time” Muhammad Ali

Discussion in 'General Sports Forum' started by abhik143, Mar 20, 2017 at 4:28 AM.


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    abhik143 New Member

    The legendary boxer, who passed way at the age of 74, has left behind him plenty of memories which his fan will cherish forever.

    Here are some of the interesting facts you must know about his life:

    1. Ali initially ventured in the ring at a youthful age of 12 in the place where he grew up of Louisville, Ky., after his bike was stolen and a cop recommended he figure out how to box.

    2. At 22 years old, he had become famous and won the World Heavyweight Championship in 1964 by crushing Sonny Liston in seven rounds, in what is accepted to be one of the greatest wearing surprises ever.

    3. After that dazzling win, Ali, who was initially known as Cassius Clay, joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name.

    4. Ali won 100 out of 108 beginner battles and furthermore won a gold decoration at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. There were a few reports later that he purportedly hurled the award into a waterway after a server at a pop wellspring in Louisville declined to serve him since he was dark.

    5. In 1967 when he was at his crest, at 32 years old, Ali had been prohibited from the game for a long time and stripped of his boxing title because of his refusal to be drafted to Vietnam for religious reasons.

    6. Ali is a three-time heavyweight champion (1964, 1974, 1978).

    7. Ali resigned in 1981 in the wake of losing to Trevor Berbick in his 61st profession session.

    8. He completed his vocation in 1981 with a record of 56 wins (counting 37 by knockout) and five misfortunes.

    9. After three years, he was determined to have Parkinson infection.

    10. Ali, who called himself "The Greatest," was hitched four circumstances and had nine youngsters, including little girl Laila, who likewise turned into an expert boxer. Ali and his fourth spouse, Yolanda "Lonnie" Williams, had been hitched since 1986.

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