Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., January 17, 1942 in Louisville Kentucky, began training when he was 12 years old. At the age of 22, he won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in 1964. Shortly afterwards, Clay converted to Islam, changed his “slave” name to Ali, and gave a message of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination.
Muhammad Ali an iconic figure during the 20th century, not only in the boxing profession, but as an activist for African American Civil rights. Muhammad Ali was truly the Greatest.