Posts containing the tag Cassius Clay

Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

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Early on Saturday 4th June 2016 we lost a sporting icon, a character whose personality and fame transcends boxing, transcends sport and is universal. After suffering from Parkinson’s Disease for over 30 years the great Muhammad Ali passed away. I suppose in the circumstances of the illness his passing hasn’t come as a great … Continue reading

Was Muhammad Ali the GREATEST? The Answer (by Jeff Burns)

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The following article is a dedicated contribution from Jeff Burns. Ali’s professional boxing career spanned three decades Ali’s professional boxing career had spanned over three decades beginning in October 1960 and ending in December 1981. He was 18 years old when he made his debut and just a month short of his 40th birthday … Continue reading

Was Muhammad Ali the greatest? Part 2 (by Jeff Burns)

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The following article is a dedicated contribution from Jeff Burns. Very few gave Clay any chance of beating ‘Old Stone Face’. Cassius Clay was now approaching his 22nd birthday, he stood 6ft 3in tall and weighted 210lbs, 18lbs heavier than what he had weighed for his first professional contest. He had won all of his 19 … Continue reading

Was Muhammad Ali the greatest? Part 1 (by Jeff Burns)

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The following article is a dedicated contribution from Jeff Burns. Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, the elder son of Cassius Senior and Odessa and brother of Rudolph Valentino on 17th January 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. . He started boxing at the age of 12 at a gym run by local policeman Joe Martin … Continue reading