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About Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali was a professional boxer widely regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He won the heavyweight title in 1964 at the age of 22. He went on to win the title again in 1974 and 1978.
From 1964 to 1966, he was married to Sonji Roi. In 1967, he got married to his second wife Belinda Boyd (Khalilah Ali). The marriage ended in 1977. That same year, he got married to his third wife Veronica Ali. After he and Veronica got divorced in 1986, he and Yolande Williams tied the knot and remained together until his death in 2016.
He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Citizens Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom as well as the Otto Hahn Peace Medal in Gold.
In 1999, the BBC crowned him the Sports Personality of the Century.
His boxing style gave birth to the famous slogan, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”.
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Famous quotes by Muhammad Ali
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.Muhammad Ali
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.Muhammad Ali
At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.Muhammad Ali
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.Muhammad Ali
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.Muhammad Ali
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.Muhammad Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.Muhammad Ali
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.Muhammad Ali
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.Muhammad Ali
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'Muhammad Ali
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.Muhammad Ali
I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.Muhammad Ali
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.Muhammad Ali
It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.Muhammad Ali
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.Muhammad Ali
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.Muhammad Ali
Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.Muhammad Ali
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.Muhammad Ali
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.Muhammad Ali
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.Muhammad Ali
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.Muhammad Ali
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.Muhammad Ali
The man who has no imagination has no wings.Muhammad Ali
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.Muhammad Ali
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.Muhammad Ali
We have one life it soon will be past what we do for God is all that will last.Muhammad Ali
When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali's Popularity
Muhammad Ali was a famous American boxer, who was born on January 17, 1942. As a person born on this date, Muhammad Ali is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (January 17) and the 4th most popular for the year (1942).
People born on January 17 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Muhammad Ali is the 11th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Muhammad Ali's birthday, Muhammad Ali is the 93rd most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
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