“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” quoted Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. aka Muhammad Ali, known as the greatest boxer of all time. He was the World Heavyweight Champion, three times in his life. Muhammad was not only a boxer, but he also a social activist, as well as a philanthropist. He had a tough life as being the only black boxer at the time. Muhammad was discriminated for his race, but he gained his pride and respect from showing everyone his moves in the ring.
“LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!” shouted the ring announcer to the cheering crowd as the opponents entered the ring. Boxing is one of America’s most famous sporting events drawing crowds from every walk of life. One boxer that has captured the hearts of many people over the years is Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali may be known as “The Greatest” athlete to ever live. Even people who don’t follow boxing know Muhammad Ali.
He won the National Light Heavy-Weight amateur crown of the Golden Gloves in 1933 when he was 19 years old. He would later realize he could go pro. Joe Louis turned professional on July 4, 1934. “Louis is widely regarded as the greatest fighter in the history of boxing”, he was known as the “Brown Bomber” and was heavy-weight champion for nearly twelve years (“Joe Louis”, American Decades 1). He defended his championship title twenty-five times, twenty-one which were won by knockout.
American boxer, one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. Colorful, talented, and sometimes controversial, Ali entertained fans and intimidated opponents. His boxing style involved graceful footwork and powerful jabs. He also became famous for bragging about himself. For example, he once described his skills by saying that he could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," In 1978 Ali became the first boxer to win the world heavyweight championship title three different times.
Tyler Caldwell is Olympic redshirted and finished third at the finals. Caldwell claimed his first Big 12 title at 165 pounds with an amazing 1-0 victory. Tyler was able to achieve all of this because of his head coach John Smith and his determination to win. There are many rules in the sport wrestling. Passivity (stalling) is the worst enemy of a wrestler.
Standing 5ft 10 inches tall, with a professional record of 39 wins, 30 by way of knockouts, and only 6 defeats, he won the 1992 Olympic gold medal at the Barcelona summer games, and voted the 1995 “Fighter of the Year” by The Ring magazine. He was the top-rated pound for pound fighter in 1997 and 1998. He has defeated 17 world champions in his career and has amassed an amazing 10 world titles in 6 different weight divisions. He is the fighting pride of East L.A., ”El Nino De Oro” ,the one, the only “The Golden Boy” ,Oscar De La Hoya. Oscar De La Hoya is known all around the world as one of the greatest boxers to ever enter the squared circle but his victories outside the ring as an entrepreneur match or exceed his boxing prowess.
Officer Martin decided to push the frustrated youngster towards boxing. Six weeks later Cassius would win a three-minute, three-round split decision in his very first match (Hauser 7). Clay became more committed to boxing, fighting 108 amateur bouts, winning six Kentucky Golden Gloves Championships, two National Golden Gloves tournaments, and two National AAU titles (Ebony). Then the 1960 Rome Olympics came; a hesitant Cassius was afraid to travel over there in an airplane, but he eventually gave in and went, returning to America as a gold medal winner. Clay then came out with his very first published poem.
During his life, Arnold had to face many trial and errors, along with just plain failures but in the end, when you look back on his life, he pulled away with four great careers such as bodybuilding, actor, politician, and a businessman. He still remains as famous as ever, but he is as old as the hills. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a prime example of the American dream, and will always be a role model to boys and men throughout the United States and even the whole world. He will often be remembered in history as very influential man for bodybuilding and will forever have an impact on every young man who picks up his first weights at the gym and dream to look to like him one day.
James Braddock gained fame by winning many fights and proving everyone wrong when they said he was too old and couldn’t win. James Braddock took his father’s lessons to heart when he practiced fighting in the old schoolyard before he reached his teenage years. He practiced for several years to be an amateur fighter. When Braddock first started boxing he avoided professional competitions for two years. Instead, they froze the title, which means Braddock earned money touring the country giving public appearances and boxing exhibitions.
Oscar De La Hoya is a famous professional boxer. He is known all over the world for his looks, talent in the ring and his great sportsmanship. He is one of the best fighters in the field of boxing and a good role model for young children in the world today. PERSONAL Oscar De La Hoya lives and was born in East Los Angeles, California on February 4, 1973. His parents names are Joel, a former professional boxer from Durango, Mexico, and Dona Cecilia De La Hoya.