|Full Name||Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.|
|Nick Name||The Greatest, The People’s Champion, The Louisville Lip|
|Birth Date||26th June 1974|
|Birth Place||Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Occupation||Boxer & Activist|
|Died||June 3, 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.|
Body Measurement & Physical Stats
|Height||6 feet 3 inches or 191 cm|
|Father||Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr.|
|Mother||Odessa Grady Clay|
|Sons||Asaad Amin, Muhammad Ali Jr.|
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., known as Muhammad Ali, is an American Professional boxer and an activist. He is a remarkable figure in sports of the 20th century. In his 61 professional bouts, he recorded 56 wins and won 36 of them by knockout.
Joe E. Martin, a Louisville police officer, and a boxing coach, suggested and led him towards boxing. His amateur boxing debut was in 1954 against Ronnie O’Keefe, a local amateur boxer which Clay won by split decision. His professional debut was made on October 29, 1960, against Tunney Hunsaker winning a six-round decision.
1. His stolen Schwinn bicycle commenced his boxing career as the police officer, Joe Martin who he reported his theft, suggested him to learn boxing first.
2. Muhammad Ali was initially named in honor of a white abolitionist, Cassius Marcellus Clay.
3. Muhammad Ali one of the most famous bouts “Rumble in the Jungle” was fought early in the morning at 4 a.m.
4. Before famous as Muhammad Ali, he, with Malcolm X; a human rights activist, abandoned his “slave name” i.e. surname to “Cassius X” until Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad bestowed him with the holy name.
5. Ali’s great-grandfather Abe Grady was an Irishman.
6. Muhammad Ali threw his Olympic gold medal, which he earned in the 1960s, into the Ohio River bottom to protest the racial discrimination that he faced in his hometown Louisville.
7. Muhammad Ali earned more money from the gloves he wore to defeat Liston ($836,000) than the victory itself ($630,000).
8. When Ali refused to serve in the U.S. military in 1967, he was arrested, and the New York State Athletic Commission even suspended his boxing license and was banned from boxing for three years.
9. He released a spoken word album named “I Am the Greatest” in 1963.
10. Ali performed in the title role in a Broadway musical “Buck White” during his forced expel from the ring.
Sonji Roy (1996)
Muhammad Ali was married to Sonji Roy in 1964 and divorced in 1966.
Khalilah ‘Belinda’ Ali (1967 – 1976)
Muhammad Ali and Khalilah ‘Belinda’ Ali were married on 17th Aug 1967 but 9 years later they divorced on 29th Dec 1976.
Verónica Porche Ali (1977 – 1986)
Muhammad Ali and American actresses Verónica Porche Ali were married on 19th Jun 1977 and 9 years later they divorced in Dec 1986.
Muhammad Ali and American actresses Yolonda Williams were married for 29 years before Muhammad Ali died, leaving behind his partner and 1 child.