Muhammad Ali

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“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 has achieved a lifetime full of accomplishments including things such as receiving an Olympic Gold medal and being recognized for giving millions of meals around the world to try to stop hunger. Muhammad Ali was born as Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. The famous boxer began his hobby at the young age of 12 when a very influential event occurred. Clay had his brand new bicycle stolen. This enraged him, and gave him the desire to learn how to fight. After that day, Clay was known for the dedication he put into his boxing and work ethic that could only be matched by professionals (The Boxer). Muhammad Ali may be one of the most recognizable athletes to ever live, but is even better known for what he has done for the world over his lifetime. Ali’s amazing athletic feats, flamboyant entertainment, political endeavors, and activist lifestyle would have had an even greater impact if he was alive in the 1910s.

In the 27 years that Ali boxed he had some spectacular athletic accomplishments. Some of these include; Golden Glove Championships, national AAU titles, National Heavyweight Championships, and even an Olympic gold medal. His many athletic accomplishments could have really helped influence the 1910 population. An influential black athlete in the decade between 1910 and 1919 like Muhammad Ali would have bee...

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...e near future. Ali developed Parkinson’s from a neurological problem caused from all the punches to his head in his long boxing career. This new view on life that has formed in Ali has made his loving personality become world known. Everyone is expecting to see many more good things from Ali in the years that he has left.

No one can argue that Muhammad Ali hasn’t had an incredible lifetime. One only seen in people’s dreams or the movies. He has touched everyone he has meet through his lifetime somehow and affected millions of lives with his good deeds. He is loved by many and will be sorely missed when he passes for all the good he has done to try and help others. Ali may be one of the most influentially athletes to ever live and would have positively influence anyone he was around. He will always have a place in peoples hearts and history books for years to come.

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