Saturday, June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, a three-times heavyweight champion of the world, who had been struggling with Parkinson's Disease since the 1980s, died  June 3 near Phoenix, Arizona. The flamboyant, controversial boxer and civil rights figure was 74.

Ali was stripped of his title when he refused to report for the draft in protest against racial injustice here in the U.S., but managed to stage an unbelievable comeback.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he changed his name to Muhammad Ali after joining the Nation of Islam.

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