Born Cassius Clay, Ali converted to Islam in 1964 and cited religious reasons for not enlisting. In June 1967, he was convicted of draft evasion and was fined $10,000. Ali was also banned from boxing for three years and sentenced to five years in prison, a sentence that was later overturned. Ali returned to the ring on October 26, 1970, knocking out Jerry Quarry in Atlanta in the third round.
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