Rabu, 16 Agustus 2017

muhammad ali, greatest boxer of all times, dies at 74

The greatest boxer of all times, Muhammad Ali, dred on June 1, 2016 in Arizona. Ali, who had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for for 3 decades died of breathing problems, as a spoke person for his family announced
Muhammad Ali was probably the most talked about athlete in boxing history. He could float like butterfly in the ring and suddenly sting like a bee delivering quick, decisive punches to his opponent. the Ali shuffle became legendary in most of his fights. before and after fights he showed his talents as a great entertaining orator.

Born in Louisville Kentucky on January 17, 1942 as Cassius clay, he quickly got interested in boxing. As a youth he won 6 Kentucky state championships. At the age of 18 clay won the gold medal at he 1960 Olympic in Rome.
After the Olympic clay turned professional and became world heavyweight champion after winning the title from sonny listen in 1964 in a series of fights he not only defended his title but  won many of his battles through knockouts
In 1965 he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. In 1967 Ali was banned from professional boxing after he had refused to go the military.

When Ali returned to the ring three years later he was not the same as he had been before. he was slower as in his early career.
In 1971 Muhammad Ali tried to regain his title from Joe Frazier, but lost the first fight in his professional career. after winning the rematch  against Frazier Ali went on to fight world champion George foreman in what was called the rumble in the jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali won by knockout in the 8th round and became world heavyweight champion once again.

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