Mohammad Ali boxer is a legend, a champion and a true sports man in boxing history ever. He has also been termed as number 1 ‘greatest heavyweight of all eras’ by a prominent boxing magazine.
A three time world heavyweight boxing champion Mohammad Ali was born with the name Cassius Marcellus Clay and changed his name as Mohammad Ali after embracing Islam. Since then he is known as Mohammad Ali and turned to great boxer with time. This 6 feet 3 inches tall and strong hunk ruled the rings with his utmost passion and devotion and has achieved 56 wins in total of 61 fights of his life.
Ali was advised to get into boxing profession by a white Louisville police officer and boxing coach Joe E. Martin. He also did training under shade of more experienced coach Fred Stoner who led him to win six Kentucky Golden Gloves titles, two national Golden Gloves titles, an Amateur Athletic Union National Title, and the Light Heavyweight gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Ali’s apprentice wins are 100 with only five losses which show his spirit as a boxer and true fighter.
Ali started his professional career in 1960 and being young he drowned great boxers such as Tony Esperti, Jim Robinson, Donnie Fleeman, Alonzo Johnson, George Logan, Willi Besmanoff, Lamar Clark, Doug Jones and Henry Cooper.
Nicknamed “the champ”, Mohammad Ali had an eccentric fighting statement which he describes as “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”. He almost overpowered every top heavyweight in his life time, which has been called as ‘the golden age of heavyweight boxing.’ He is also one of three boxers who had been named as ‘sportsman of the year’. As the most recognized athletes, Mohammad Ali was aimed parallel to Babe Ruth by the studies conducted by Nye Lavalle’s Sports Marketing Group that shows his success graph.
Mohammad Ali had been subject of many films, books and social media and won many hearts in his lifetime through his down to earth philosophy.
This greatest boxing champion of the world Mohammad Ali is remarkably an icon for those who really wish to be a part of the boxing world.