Ali is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky in USA in 1942. His birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. which was changed after his changing religion to Muslim. He was converted to the orthodox Sunni Islam in 1975. He is often told “Black Muslim.” In his career Ali won 56 out of 61 matches and is 37 wins were by Knock Out. He could defeat all of the Heavyweight champions of that time and dominate the heavyweight boxing world in his time. His first heavyweight title came in 1964 through his victory over Liston who is famous for his aggressiveness.
He had also won the Gold Medal in 1960 Rome Olympic in light heavyweight before he showed his talent in the heavyweight. Ali’s fight with Frazier in 1971 is considered as ‘Fight of the Century” where Ali got his first professional lose in his career though he played vary well. In 1975, this two legends against fought to each other which is called as the Greatest Fight of All Time where Ali could take revenge of his defeat backed 4 years. After the match Ali said, “This must be what death feels like.” He has been ‘Fighter of the Year” by Ring magazine for highest number of time among the boxers. He took his retirement in 1981. He was honored as the “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated in 1999.