Muhammed Ali Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest heavy weight champions. His natural abilities were complemented by his flashy flamboyant personality. It was his ability that won him the heavy weight championship on three separate occasions, but only his “Float like a butter fly sting like a bee” antics won him the title of the “people’s champ” (“Ali” 2). Born Cassius Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville Kentucky, he was far from over privileged. His father Cassius Clay Sr., worked to support the family as a sign and mural painter.
Throughout history there have been many influential people who have lived in this country. Some were politicians, some were actors, and some were even athletes. One such man was a gifted boxer named Muhammad Ali. He made his mark as an amateur, then as a professional. "The Greatest" was the self-proclaimed nickname of Ali, but so many people agreed that it stuck.
“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 found Joe Martin, an officer and a boxing coach at the Columbia Gym . Clay told Martin “I’m going to whip the person who stole my bike.” Martin then proceeded to tell Clay that if he wanted to do that he should come to the gym and learn how to fight properly. Clay was a small man when he started boxing as an amateur; he weighed only eighty-nine pounds. Clay would soon become the man to see at the Columbia Gym. Joe Martin’s wife said that Clay was an overall nice guy.
Muhammad Ali frowned upon those who were prejudice against muslims. Many people falsely accuse muslims as a hate group when in reality they are just as harmless or harmful... ... middle of paper ... ... few year later Ali beat Frazier in a rematch and later reclaimed heavyweight champion title from George Foreman. Muhammad Ali is considered an epic hero due to his skills displayed in the ring and the values he demonstrated outside of it. Ali is considered a modern day epic hero because he excelled in strength, accepted challenges, and was an influential person of action. Muhammad Ali had a major impact on many people.
This was an outstanding record for someone that young. Cassius made his professional debut on October 29, 1960 by winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker. Cassius held a record of 19–0 with 15 wins by knockout. He defeated boxers including George Logan, Jim Robinson, Willi Besmanoff , Alonzo Johnson, Tony Esperti, Donnie Fleeman, Lamar Clark, Doug Jones and Henry Cooper. Cassius also beat his own trainer and veteran boxer Archie Moore.
Presciently, his principal announced during a staff meeting about the issue that Clay would someday be "this school's claim to fame." Clay later joked about his lackluster academic record saying, "I said I was the Greatest, not the smartest." At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, he won a gold medal as a light heavyweight boxer. He then turned professional under the tutelage of boxing legend Angelo Dundee and quickly became famous for his unorthodox style, his spectacular results, and his tireless self-promotion (the latter inspired in part by professional wrestler Gorgeous George and singer Little Richard). He made a name for himself as the "Louisville Slugger" by composing poems predicting in which round he would knock out his opponent.
This is the story of how Cassius first got interested and determined to become a great boxer. He also showed determinations when he brought home and Olympic gold medal. He trained very hard for our country and did a really good job. Even back then he ran his trashed talked his opponents, like in his first match he fought he one by a spit decision, after he found out he had one he shouted he would soon be "the greatest of all time". Know one knew at the time that his boasts would soon be the truth.
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.