Muhammad Ali, the name itself was enough to instill fear and respect among his opponents.
Boxers of his era and later considered Mohammad Ali to be one of the greatest boxing legends
of the Twentieth century. You would not find a man in this world who knows any bit about
sports and has not heard the name of this heavyweight boxing champion. There was a time
when walls of every budding sportsperson (not necessarily a boxer) and every gymnasium were
filled with Muhammad Ali posters. Such was the popularity of this great champion that he was
nicknamed “the Greatest” by his fans.
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (later named Cassius X) was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 17th
January 1942. He later adopted the name Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam at the age of
22. The 6’3” tall Ali was only 18 years only he captured a couple of National Golden Glove titles
and a couple of Athletic Union National titles. Later in the same year he went on to win the
Gold medal in light heavyweight boxing in 1960 Olympics held at Rome.
His professional boxing debut happened on 29th October 1960 and soon the world knew him
for his powerful jabs, and impeccably swift movements during the bouts. His fans gave him the
nickname “Louisville Lip” as he used to constantly do self-promotion and was a braggadocio. His
strength and killing body attitude is clearly visible in the Muhammad Ali posters as well.
The boxing style of Ali was different than many contemporary boxers. He never believed in
overpowered punches. Instead, he believed in “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”. His
USPs included lightning hand speed, terrific reflexes, and constant moving, dancing and circling
his opponents. He was feared by his opponents for the cutting left jab that could come from
any angle. He was famous for ‘Ali shuffle’, the center ring jig that he used to perform.
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Controversial break and return
His winning sprint and growth in popularity continued till 1967 till his boxing career was mired
in several controversies. He refused to serve the US Army during the Vietnam War and was
arrested. His popularity dropped drastically owing to this and he was stripped of his title during
this period. He also lost the boxing license as the New York State Athletic Commission decided
to suspend it.
However, as the attitude of people towards the War changed, Ali started getting popular again.
The Supreme Court overturned his conviction and ordered the reinstatement of his license as
well. After his return to the rings in 1970, there was no looking back for the great boxer. He was
accredited with the title of “Fighter of the Year” by Ring magazine for 5 times. In 1990, the
International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted Ali in their list of greats.
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