61 fights, 56 wins, 37 knockouts & 3 Heavyweight Championships
A lot has been written about Muhammad Ali over the past several days since his passing. I’m going to leave the plaudits about his life to other writers. I wanted to highlight his incredible record in the ring since, after all, this is a sports website. But first, one quote:
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1942. His professional boxing career spanned 21 years. Of his 61 fights, he won 56 (including 37 knockouts). He was crowned World Heavyweight Champion 3 times after winning the Olympic Gold Medal in the Light-Heavyweight division.
At one point, he had 31 straight wins before losing to Joe Frazier, who he was beat twice in later fights.
Muhammad Ali is remembered for his influence inside and outside of the boxing ring and for standing up for his…www.huffingtonpost.com