Even though Ali’s boxing career started out as Cassius Marcellus Clay, he is known as the great Muhammad Ali changing his birth name after changing his religion to become a member of the Nation of Islam in the early sixties. “GG” (Myers2) was the nickname given to Muhammad as a baby because his parents stated he always repeated “gee, gee, gee, gee” (Myers2). Once a teenager and after winning the title of being the champion of the Golden Gloves he told his family he was letting them know that he was to be the Golden Gloves champion (Myers). Clay’s boxing career started early as a child once he had his bike stolen which infuriated him to the point that he to...
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...Clay, Jr. Also known as Muhammad Ali was not only the worlds greatest fighter in the boxing ring but recited poetry, welcomed fans with a smile and influenced people of America by living the example. Muhammad Ali not just the greatest boxer but one great man who is remembered as being great and made a difference for people of color and non color alike in America.
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