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Muhammad Ali – the greatest – died on 3rd of June 5 years ago

KARACHI: Black Superman Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer ever, who refused induction into the US Army during Vietnam War and fought against the white domination, died on 3rd day of June, 2021.

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali, the first boxer to win the world heavyweight championship on three different occasions, was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on 17th day of January 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. On 29th day of October he commenced his career as a professional fighter by defeating Tunney Hunsaker.

In 1964, Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. converted, joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali.  On 26th day of June, 1979 he retired from professional boxing. Due to 30,000 punches he took to his head during his career, Muhammad Ali suffered from Parkinson’s disease for the last thirty years of his life. Due to Septic Shock he died at the age of 74 in Phoenix five years ago.

Louisville International Airport in the state of Kentucky had been renamed after the city’s legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, where he was born and raised. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Ali “only had one hometown, and fortunately, that is our great city of Louisville…Muhammad Ali became one of the most well-known persons to ever walk the Earth and has left a legacy of humanitarianism and athleticism that has inspired billions of people,” he added.

Accolades: 

WBA heavyweight champion (4×)
WBC heavyweight champion (2×)
The Ring heavyweight champion (3×)
Lineal heavyweight champion (3×)
NABF heavyweight champion (3×)
National Golden Gloves champion (2×)
Kentucky Golden Gloves champion (6×)
AAU champion (2×)
Olympic light heavyweight champion (gold medal)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
Associated Press Athlete of the Year
International Press Athlete of the Year
BWAA Fighter of the Year (3×)
International Boxing Hall of Fame
The Ring Fighter of the Year (6×)
The Ring Fight of the Year (6×)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Century
BBC Sports Personality of the Century
CSHL Double Helix Medal Honoree
Martin Luther King Memorial Award
Presidential Citizens Medal
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Otto Hahn Peace Medal
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Philadelphia Liberty Medal

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Sana Mehmood

Sana Mahmood studied Business and Finance from Karachi and writes on a number of subjects particularly activities in Bourse etc.