Ali Boombayay! 'The Greatest' turns 67

January 2009
New York Amsterdam News;1/22/2009, Vol. 100 Issue 4, p6
The article features the boxing career of African American boxing legend Muhammad Ali. He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky, on January 17, 1942. At 12 years of age, he began boxing and went on to capture six state and two national Golden Gloves titles, an Amateur Athletic Union National Championship and eventually, the light-heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He amassed a record of 19-0 before Sonny Liston snatched away his heavyweight crown on February 25, 1964.


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