Biography

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Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all time. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. After turning professional, he went on to become the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times. Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Islam in 1975. In 1967, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges, stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended. He was not imprisoned, but did not fight again for nearly four years while his appeal worked its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was successful. Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these are three with rival Joe Frazier and one with George Foreman, whom he beat by knockout to win the world heavyweight title for the second time. He suffered only five losses (four decisions and one TKO by retirement from the bout) with no draws in his career, while amassing 56 wins (37 knockouts and 19 decisions). Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", and employing techniques such as the rope-a-dope. He was also known for his pre-match hype, where he would "trash talk" opponents on television and in person some time before the match, often with rhymes. These personality quips and idioms, along with an unorthodox fighting technique, made him a cultural icon. In later life, Ali developed Parkinson's disease. In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all time. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. After turning professional, he went on to become the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times. Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Islam in 1975. In 1967, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges, stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended. He was not imprisoned, but did not fight again for nearly four years while his appeal worked its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was successful. Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these are three with rival Joe Frazier and one with George Foreman, whom he beat by knockout to win the world heavyweight title for the second time. He suffered only five losses (four decisions and one TKO by retirement from the bout) with no draws in his career, while amassing 56 wins (37 knockouts and 19 decisions). Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", and employing techniques such as the rope-a-dope. He was also known for his pre-match hype, where he would "trash talk" opponents on television and in person some time before the match, often with rhymes. These personality quips and idioms, along with an unorthodox fighting technique, made him a cultural icon. In later life, Ali developed Parkinson's disease. In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1942-01-17

Day of Death 2016-06-03

Place of Birth Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Cassius Clay
  • Cassius Marcellus Clay

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Africa Rising as Himself - Boxer (archive footage)
2019 What's My Name | Muhammad Ali (2 episodes) as Himself (archive footage)
2018 Andre the Giant as Himself (archive footage)
2016 O.J.: Made in America (5 episodes) as Himself (archive footage)
2014 I Am Ali as Himself
2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight as Himself (archive footage)
2013 The Trials of Muhammad Ali as Himself
2012 Norman Mailer: The American
2011 The Real Rocky as Himself (Archive Footage)
2009 Muhammad and Larry as Himself
2009 When Ali Met Cathal as Muhammad Ali
2009 Facing Ali as Himself
2008 Thrilla in Manila as Himself (archive footage)
2008 Soul Power as Himself (archive footage)
2008 Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson as lui-même
2006 Ali Rap as Himself
2003 Jack Paar: Smart Television as Himself
2003 The Last Round: Chuvalo vs. Ali as Himself
2002 The Documented Life and Times of Muhammad Ali - The Greatest
2001 Muhammad Ali - Through The Eyes Of The World as Himself
2001 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special as himself
2000 Champions Forever - World Heavyweight Champs! as Himself
2000 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme as Himself
1999 Muhammad Ali - The Greatest Collection
1998 Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a Champion as Himself
1996 When We Were Kings as Himself
1996 Muhammad Ali The Whole Story as Muhammad Ali
1996 Die Muhammad Ali Story (6 episodes) as Muhammad Ali
1995 Kings of The Ring-History of Heavyweight Boxing 1919-1990 as Himself (Archival Footage)
1985 Doin' Time as Himself
1983 James Bond: The First 21 Years as Himself
1982 Wogan (1 episode) as Himself
1981 Body and Soul as Himself
1979 Freedom Road as Gideon Jackson
1977 The Greatest as Himself
1975 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III as Himself
1972 Money Talks as Self
1972 Black Rodeo as Himself
1970 a.k.a. Cassius Clay as Himself
1970 The Super Fight as Himself
1969 Muhammad Ali - The Greatest as Himself
1965 Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston II as Himself
1964 Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston I as Himself
1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight as Himself (as Cassius Clay)
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself (archive)

Creator

1996 Die Muhammad Ali Story Creator

Crew

2007 American Gangster Thanks

Writing

1977 The Greatest Novel

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