Cassius Clay

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United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)

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Muhammad Ali - formerly Cassius Clay - and Henry |Cooper who fought in 1963 and 1966, together in 1992
I, of course, went into the book thinking I knew all there was to know about Cassius Clay .
HAMMERED: Ali - then Cassius Clay - is floored by Cooper; CLASS ACT: Cooper is still loved
However, we received word that Columbia has decided not to compete with the Fox TV Studios Pictures project about the pugilist once known as Cassius Clay, which is now in motion via Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions.
Ali - then known as Cassius Clay - beat Liston 40 years ago last month to win the world heavyweight title in a fight "that shook up the world.
He even helped a young Cassius Clay get started in his pro career.
Just before his first fight with the then Cassius Clay, Sonny Liston was raving in a hotel bar about the weakness of all Brits.
1966 Cassius Clay (MuhammadAli)ended Henry Cooper's hopes of winning the world heavyweight crown for Britain in round six,in London.
CHAMPION: Henry Cooper, pictured fighting Cassius Clay whom he knocked down in 1966, became British and European heavyweight champion when he beat Brian London on points on this day in 1959
In the 1930s Odessa married Cassius Clay Snr and settled in Louisville, Kentucky before giving birth to the greatest sporting icon of the last century.
Boxing: Who did Cassius Clay beat to win the world heavyweight title for the first time?
1966: Cassius Clay (Muhammad AN) ended Henry Cooper's hopes of winning the world heavyweight crown.
1964: Cassius Clay, (above) later Muhammad Ali, won the world heavyweight boxing title for the First time, knocking out Sonny Liston in round seven in Miami, USA.
1963 Henry Cooper floored Cassius Clay (MuhammedAli)in Round Four at Wembley Stadium.
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali'' by Walter Dean Myers tells the story of the man born Cassius Clay, who dared to be boastful and arrogant in an age when African-Americans were told to be quiet and respectful.