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Birth Name: Muhammad Ali
Born: 01/17/1942
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. in Louisville, KY on Jan. 17, 1942, he was introduced to boxing by police officer Joe E. Martin after the latter encountered an irate, 12-year-old Ali seeking retribution for a stolen bicycle. Martin trained the young man in the fundamentals, which led to an impressive amateur career that netted six Kentucky Golden Glove titles and two national Golden Globe wins before he claimed the Light Heavyweight Gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Upon his return to the United States, Ali began his unprecedented professional career, amassing a record of 19-0, with 15 knockouts, between 1960 and 1963. Ali stood out from his peers by virtue of his physicality ... Continue Bio >>


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