Cassius marcellus clay, jr was born in louisville in 1942 his background was not typical of many boxers, as he was brought up in a middle-class family after another boy stole his bike, he went to a gym to learn boxing. Cassius marcellus clay jr, famously known as muhammad ali, was born on jan 17, 1942 he was the eldest son of cassius marcellus clay sr and odessa o'grady (pictured) clay at the age of 12. Muhammad ali (born cassius marcellus clay, jr on january 17, 1942) is a retired american boxer in 1999, ali was awarded the sportsman of the century by sports illustratedali three-time world champion boxing weight classes.
Today the world mourns the loss of the greatest − boxing champion muhammad ali who made history in and outside of the ring from his birth as cassius marcellus clay jr in the segregated south. Muhammad ali (cassius marcellus clay, jr) is born muhammad ali (born cassius marcellus clay jr january 17, 1942) is a retired american boxer and three-time world heavyweight champion, who is. In 1964, the boxing legend who told the world he was the greatest changed his name to mohammad ali, dubbing his former alias, cassius clay, my slave name named cassius marcellus clay.
Muhammad ali is considered by many boxing experts to be the greatest heavyweight champion in boxing history his early career was marked by controversies. Muhammad ali early life and education muhammad ali was born as cassius marcellus clay jr on 17th january 1942 in louisville, kentucky he was born to father, cassius marcellus clay sr and mother, odessa grady clay and grew up along with his five siblings. Muhammad ali was born as cassius clay and began training as a boxer at 12 years old in a career that spanned almost 3 decades, ali became one of the 'greatest' his last fight was on december 11, 1981, with trevor berbick. Muhammad ali, the poet expressed through boxing like miles davis was the boxer expressed through music he was a champion on so many levels beginning with his amateur boxing career born cassius. Born cassius marcellus clay, jr, in louisville, kentucky, on january 14, 1942, the future three-time world champ changed his name to muhammad ali in 1964 after converting to islam he scored a.
Muhammad ali is an american former professional boxer who is widely recognized as one of the greatest heavyweights in the sports of all time he was born on january 17, 1942 to odessa o'grady clay and cassius marcellus clay, sr ali was directed towards boxing at the age of 12 when he met a louisville police officer in order to report about his bicycle being stolen. Muhammad ali professional boxer son of cassius marcellus clay, sr (1912 - 1990) and odessa (grady) clay (1917 - 1994), whose name at birth was cassius marcellus clay jr, was born january 17, 1942 in louisville, kentucky usa. Directed by jim jacobs with richard kiley, muhammad ali, cus d'amato, floyd patterson the documentary story of muhammad ali (cassius clay)--the heavyweight boxing champion whose style and courage captured the imagination of the world. Biography - muhammad ali muhammad ali(cassius marcellus clay) was born muhammad ali returns from his retirement to defeat against the boxing champion, however. Cassius marcellus clay jr, on april 28, 1967, boxing champion muhammad ali refuses to be inducted into the us army and is immediately stripped of his heavyweight title.
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The boxer said he would abandon his so-called slave name and accept the name muhammad ali, which had been chosen for him by elijah muhammad as cassius clay, the boxer had been deemed a loudmouth who didn't know his place and didn't comport himself with the dignity expected of sports heroes. Muhammad ali was born cassius marcellus clay jr on january 17, 1942, in louisville kentucky aged 22, he took on heavyweight champion sonny liston in miami he won and proclaimed to the world: i. Muhammad ali born january 17, 1942, as cassius marcellus clay, jr, muhammad ali earned a reputation as a man dedicated to his goals and beliefs after an illustrious boxing career—including three world heavyweight boxing championships—ali was diagnosed with parkinson's disease.
Muhammad ali (cassius marcellus clay, jr) january 17, 1942) is an american former heavyweight, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. More than 50 photographs, including some lesser known images, chronicling the life of the legendary boxer, including pictures of cassius clay as a young boy, his emergence as a boxing superstar in. Cassius clay muhammad ali muhammad ali (born cassius marcellus clay, jr january 17, 1942 - june 3, 2016) was an american olympic and professional boxer and activist he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.