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What impact has Muhammad Ali had on America?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Cassius Marcellus Clay was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Cassius Clay, later to become Muhammad Ali, won the light-heavyweight Gold Medal in the 1960 Olympics.

    Muhammad Ali used poetry to psyche himself up for a fight and undermine his opponent's confidence.

    In 1964, the day after he was declared the second youngest heavyweight boxer to win the World Championship Title, he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, meaning Beloved of Allah.

    In 1967, the Supreme Court convicted Muhammad Ali of dodging the draft. His passport was impounded to ensure that he did not box abroad. The World Boxing Association also stripped him of his title and boxing license. It would be three years before charges were reversed and he'd return to boxing again.

    During his 22 year career, Muhammad Ali won the Heavyweight champion title three times.

    Two of Ali's seven daughters box: Khaliah and Laila. Laila defeated Joe Frazier's daughter, Jacqui Frazier, in June 2001.

    In 1999, Ali became the first boxer ever to appear on the cover of a Wheaties box. This marked a victory in Ali's life-long fight for black and white athletes to receive equal recognition.

    Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1982. Even though his speech and muscles are affected by the disease he has opened a research center where people can also receive care at no charge for the chronic illness, campaigns for research and serves as spokesperson for the disease.

    He has shown courage throughout his life and his struggles speaking out for what he believes.

  • ang
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    3 years ago

    for the time of his time, Muhammad Ali replaced into boxing. the entire international stopped each time he fought. some wanted him to get beat for all of the taunting and the loopy issues he pronounced to hype his fights. yet regardless, all of them watched him. each and every physique, from warring parties to promoters and advertisers wanted a bite of him because of the fact it meant funds for all of them so from that point of view, he impacted united states of america's financial equipment a great deal. This paved the way for worthwhile bargains and endorsements for superstar athletes that got here after him, Michael Jordan blanketed. in spite of the undeniable fact that, Ali replaced into larger than boxing. What he did outdoors the boxing ring replaced into the two mythical. No athlete in his precise approach might sacrifice his recognition and funds for his ideals and concepts. yet Ali did merely that and so he grew to grow to be a hero to many, exceedingly the black human beings. He grew to grow to be as significant as Martin Luther King and all those civil rights leaders. And while he back to the ring, he performed much greater greater advantageous issues that made us all have faith that he certainly replaced into and nevertheless is the ultimate.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Man! He danced like a Butterfly,and stung like a Bee.That's a hard act to follow.He also became a Muslim,which was totally against most americans principals.But nothing much changed has it?Muslims, blacks, ignorant americans still hate don't they?

  • 1 decade ago

    He showed that if you consistently stand up for what you believe in, you can prevail.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He knocked us out.

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