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Muhammad Ali was born as Cassius Clay on January 19th, 1942. His father was Cassius Marcellus Clay, his mother Odessa, and his brother Rudolph.
Muhammad Ali died on June 3rd, 2016, at the age of 74.
On June 20th, 1967, Ali was sentenced to jail for refusing to enter the war.
At the age of 12, Cassius Clay's bike was stolen, and he reported it to a police officer. Clay repeated multiple times that he would beat up whoever stole his bike, so the police officer started to teach Cassius about boxing.
On this day, December 7th, 1981, Ali fought his last fight, where he lasted 10 rounds and then lost.
At age 22, Cassius Clay changed his "slave name" to Muhammad Ali, and switched his religion to Islam.
From the age of 12 to the age of 18, Clay fought about 100 times, and only losing 5-10 of those matches. (2 Golden Gloves)
In the 1960 Olympics, Clay won a gold medal for boxing. Clay later threw that gold medal away due to so much racism.
At the age of 42 in 1984, 4 years after Ali retired from professional boxing, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. (Hold Back)
On April 28th, 1967, Ali refused to enter the Vietnam War and he was immediately stripped off his Heavyweight Title. Ali used the excuse of his religion to escape the war. (Man that Prays)
On this day, October 29th, 1960, Clay won his professional boxing debut to a 6 round decision.
On February 25th, 1964, Ali won a big fight against a scary competitor named Sonny Liston. (Ali used the reporters' words to win the fight)
On May 11th, 1967, Muhammad Ali gave a speech about not entering the war in Chicago, Illinois. Ali said that there was a difference in fighting in the ring and fighting in the war.
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