By: Uneeb Khan Yousufzai
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay JR but better known as Muhammad Ali, He was by far one of the most famous boxers in the world.
Ali had started training as an amateur boxer at the young age of 12 and by the time he was 18 years old he had won a gold medal in the light heavy weight division at the 1960 summer Olympics. Not only was Muhammad Ali an excellent boxer but also a very polarizing figure outside the ring.
After winning WBA, WBC and the lineal heavy weight titles from Sonny Liston, Cassius Clay converted to Islam and became Muhammad Ali. He became an example of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the Civil Rights Movement.
Muhammad Ali along with being a formidable boxer, he was also a musician and an actor. As a musician; Ali recorded two spoken word albums and a rhythm and blues song. Ali received two Grammy Award nominations. As an actor he performed is many films and a Broadway musical. It has been a year since we lost the legend. And we all still feel his loss.