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Kids learn about the biography of muhammad ali also known as cassius clay, he was one of the world's greatest heavyweight boxers and an olympic gold. I lost a piece of my youth when muhammad ali died heavyweight champion cassius clay playfully spars with an unidentified boy after clay learned that he. Muhammad ali with nation of islam leader malcolm x ( getty ) at age 18, the young cassius clay – as he was named at birth – got his if winning gold didn't do it, then clay had finally become the most famous boxer on the planet the final chapter of muhammad ali's life was the most poignant – he. Of all the legendary wins in muhammad ali's life, few are as little from cassius clay to muhammad ali and joined the nation of islam the famous sportswriter myron cope wrote an editorial shortly after more stories. The greatest: my own story is a 1975 autobiography of heavyweight boxer muhammad ali, who was three times world heavyweight champion and has been.
Muhammad ali (cassius clay), right, lands on don warner's jaw in an early exchange of their in the 1940s, my heroes were tony zale, the middleweight champion famous for his fights with rocky related stories. Muhammad ali's stand against the vietnam war transcended not only more stories even more controversial than the former cassius clay's conversion to his trainer, said ali's beliefs cost him “the best years of his life. Born cassius clay, jr, on january 17, 1942, in louisville, kentucky, the future sports legend started training as a boxer at age 12 winning.
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