Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay
, Jr in 1942) is a former boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
12-year-old Cassius Marcellus Clay
dreamed of someday becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
As a young boy growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, 12-year-old Cassius Marcellus Clay
put on his first set of boxing gloves and dreamed of someday becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
He was Cassius Marcellus Clay
, the man for whom Muhammad Ali was named.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay
in 1942, Ali's story is one of inspiration: champion athlete, media icon, societal symbol, United Nations Messenger of Peace, and a beacon of hope to people around the globe for over four decades.
Ali grew up in Louisville as Cassius Marcellus Clay
Young readers learn that Ali, who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay
The movie starring Will Smith focuses on Ali's life from the early 1960s, when he burst on the professional boxing scene as brash Cassius Marcellus Clay
It's 40 years since Cassius Marcellus Clay
jnr, fittingly in Rome, began his battle to raise boxing to new heights.
It also has his famous 'Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee[TM],' quotation along with information about his birth in Louisville as Cassius Marcellus Clay
and his evolution to become Muhammad Ali.