Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali- A life Well Spent TrendyVoice

10 June 2016

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali- A life Well Spent




MUHAMMAD ALI WAS BORN CASSIUS MARCELLUS
CLAY, JR ON 17 JANUARY, 1942.
HE DIED AGED 74 AT A HOSPITAL IN ARIZONA ON
FRIDAY EVENING
KNOWN AS ONE OF THE GREATEST BOXERS OF ALL
TIME, HE BEGAN TRAINING AT 12 YEARS OLD AND AT
THE AGE OF 22 WON THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT
CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1964 FROM SONNY LISTON IN A
STUNNING UPSET.
THE LEGEND DIED AFTER HE WAS HOSPITALIZED
JUNE 2 WITH RESPIRATORY ISSUES THAT WERE
COMPLICATED BY HIS PARKINSON'S DISEASE.



MUHAMMAD ALI HAS WON COUNTLESS MATCHES
AND OLYMPIC MEDALS SINCE TAKING UP BOXING AT
THE AGE OF 12 UP UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1981.
THROUGHOUT HIS TWENTY FIVE YEAR CAREER, HE
AMASSED 56 WINS AND ONLY LOST FIVE TIMES -
\AND ATTRIBUTED SOME OF HIS VICTORIES TO
GETTING INSIDE OPPONENTS' HEADS WITH HIS
UNPARALLELED TRASH TALK.
AS WIDELY KNOWN FOR HIS QUICK SKILLS AND
MOVES INSIDE THE RING, THE MAN FORMERLY
NAMED CASSIUS MARCELLUS CLAY JR. WAS ALSO
KNOWN FOR THE DOZENS OF INSPIRING, SOMETIMES
HILARIOUS QUOTES HE SAID THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE.
THE FORMER CHAMPION BOXER WAS DIAGNOSED
WITH PARKINSON'S IN 1984 AT THE AGE OF 42, AND
IS ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT FIGURE PEOPLE
BATTLING THE CONDITION.



ALI BEGAN SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE
SOON AFTER RETIRING FROM THE BOXING RING IN
1981.
HE WAS ALSO AN ACTIVIST WHO OPPOSED THE
VIETNAM WAR, FOUGHT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN
CIVIL RIGHTS AND STOOD FOR RACIAL JUSTICE.




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