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Muhammad Ali: Professional Boxer In The 1920's

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Muhammad Ali was a professional boxer during the 1960’s and 70’s, and was the heavyweight champion for many years. Muhammad Ali was born with the name Cassius Clay Jr. on January 17th, 1942, but changed his name to Muhammad Ali when he converted to Islam. He was the son of Cassius Clay Sr. and Odessa Clay. He was 6’3” tall and fought at the weight of 210 pounds, in the heavyweight division. He started boxing when he was only 12 years old, and won his first fight by split decision, and won the Golden Gloves Tournament for amateurs when he was 14. Ali also competed in the 1960 Rome Olympics and won a gold medal for boxing at only 18 years old. He became the heavyweight champion of the world in 1963 when he beat Sonny Liston who held a record
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