American Legendary professional boxer Muhammad Ali, considered as the greatest of all time by many, passed away after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74 year old.
- Ali was born on January 17, 1942 Cassius Marcellus Clay in Kentucky alongside the Ohio River in America.
Ali’s Professional Career:
- Ali first walked in the ring at a young age of 12 in his hometown of Louisville also at 22, he had finished a name for himself and won the World Heavyweight Championship in 1964 by defeating Sonny Liston in seven rounds.
- He remains the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion; he won the title in 1964, 1974, and 1978
- He became a Muslim and changed his name after bagging his first world Heavy weight title in
- Ali’s boxing career includes three heavyweight titles, Olympic gold at Rome Olympics in 1960 and 56 wins(37 by knockout), also five losses.
- He gave bid adieu to boxing in 1981 after losing to Trevor Berbick in his 61st career bout and before being identified with disorder of the central nervous system (Parkinson).
Ban from boxing for three years:
- Ali refused to serve in the U.S. military in the Vietnam War in 1967 citing religious reasons,after he was arrested, and the New York State Athletic Commission immediately suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title.