He has been considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxing champion of all time. If he is not the greatest boxer of all time, he is certainly one of the greatest and, unquestionably, the most loquacious, saying of himself: I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ‘em out, I pick the round. Who is this most talkative pugilist dubbed The Louisville Lip? It is none other than Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on 17 January 1942.
Muhammad Ali’s boxing record is extremely noteworthy. Enroute to becoming a professional fighter, Ali won the Light Heavyweight Boxing Gold Medal at the Summer Olympics in Rome in 1960. During his professional career, Ali had sixty-one fights, winning fifty-six (thirty-seven by knockout) with five losses. Impressive.
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