10 Amazing facts about the World’s Greatest Boxing Legend, Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali was a legend. The heavyweight boxing superstar, who inspired the song which immortalized his famous lines “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” dominated boxing as one of the greatest fighters the sport has ever seen. Reaching stardom as the World Heavyweight Champion at the age of 22, Ali dealt a crushing defeat to reigning champion Sonny Liston on that fateful day of 25th February 1964. Sadly Ali is no more, succumbing to respiratory infection on 3rd June, 2016. It is in his memory that we share these ten amazing facts about Muhammad Ali.
1 Ali Was Named After an Abolitionist
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay on January 7th 1942, Ali was named after a stalwart anti-slavery abolitionist, who served as a minister in the cabinet of Abraham Lincoln.