Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is a former World Heavyweight champion who became a leading voice for the rights of Blacks in the 1960s and '70s. Born Cassius Clay, he changed his name in 1964 when he joined the controversial Muslim sect, the Nation of Islam. Outside of the ring, he became popular for his showmanship and charisma. In 1967, he refused to fight in the Vietnam War, citing his religion and his opposition to U.S. policy. As a result, his boxing license was revoked and he was stripped of his title.  The decision was later overturned and he regained his title, becoming the only three-time lineal champion.

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Laila Ali Reminds Floyd Mayweather Her Dad's 'The Greatest'

Mike Tyson also offers scathing comments to undefeated champ.

Muhammad Ali Responds to Mayweather: 'I Am the Greatest!'

Ex-heavyweight champ reminds Floyd who the best ever is.

Muhammad Ali Rooting for Manny Pacquiao Over Floyd Mayweather

"The Greatest" likes what Pacman stands for beyond boxing.

UPDATE: Muhammad Ali Released From Hospital

Revered sports icon gets follow-up care for urinary tract infection.

Commentary: Leave Don King’s Past in the Past

America’s media continue to obsess over boxing icon’s criminality and not on his promotional genius.
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