Biography: Muhammad Ali

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. also known as Muhammad Ali is a famous and a very talented boxer. He was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Cassius, named after his father, grew up in a good home. He had both parents and was the older of two brothers. His father painted billboard and signs for a living while his mother was a stay at home mom. He was first gained interest in boxing by Louisville police officer and boxing coach Joe E. Martin, who meet the 12-year-old over a thief taking his bicycle. He explained to the officer that he was going to "whup" the thief. The officer suggested that he learn how to box first. Chuck Bodak had trained Cassius for the last four years of his amateur career. He came out with amazing talent…show more content…
Cassius pulse rate had been more than double that night going from the normal 54 to 120. Both had really good hits during the fight. Cassius slowly starting to get to Liston in the first round but in the second Liston started to dominate. In the third round Cassius hit Liston with a combination that buckled his knees and opened a cut under his left eye. Cassius in the fourth round started to complain about his eye burning and told his trainer to cut off his gloves but he refused. It has been known that the problem was due to ointment used to seal Liston's cuts, perhaps purposely applied to his gloves. Bert Sugar claimed that at least two of Liston's opponents also complained about their eyes 'burning'. The fifth round was hard for Cassius but he pushed through and managed to get past it. In the sixth, Cassius destroyed Liston. On came the seventh round and Liston didn’t answer to the bell and Cassius was declared winner by TKO. His victory was crazy and was a hard fought fight. Cassius became the youngest boxer (22 years old) to take the title from a heavyweight champion. There was a second fight amongst the two boxers but the last didn’t fight longer than 2 minutes and Cassius was declared inner by knockout. Cassius

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