Muhammad Ali Breaking Barriers
HOW MUHAMMAD ALI WANTED TO BE REMEMBERED.
With the passing of ONE of the greatest boxers of our time. I declare that we give him a moment of silence. On June 3, 2016 the world’s news sources had some very sad news to tell us the population. The news that Muhammad Ali at the ripe age of 72 has has passed. This put the world community especially the twitter in an uproar. Today we are going to explore more of who he was outside the ring, and life after boxing. plus what led to his demise. But now lets go to twitter where they are morning his passing as a world event.
Muhammad Ali was asked: “What would you like people to think about you when you’ve gone?” His response:
Love it! ❤https://t.co/NYVCB3lDSI
— سبحان الله (@_IntaHayati) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali brought joy to millions and never stopped having fun
(by @ReillyRick) https://t.co/tRJeZv0sHt pic.twitter.com/u3PhG6mz9o
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 4, 2016
God came for his champion. So long great one. @MuhammadAli#TheGreatest#RIPpic.twitter.com/jhXyqOuabi
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
With every social media outlet is on fire about Muhammad Ali this world event has taken shape and will continue to get the ball rolling for future world events.
So who was Muhammad Ali really? We all know that he was a renowned boxer but he was so much more than that he was a hero a legend a real leader. In the 1960s he went to the Olympics and won a gold medal.
Couple months after winning that belt he changed he name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. He denounced his birth name upon converting to Islam and affiliating with the Nation of Islam (NOI). The reason for the name change according to ALI is “Cassius Clay is a slave name. I didn’t choose it and I don’t want it. I am Muhammad Ali, a free name — it means beloved of God, and I insist people use it when people speak to me.”
He was later drafted to the military in 1967, he refused to serve on the grounds that he was a practicing Muslim minister with religious beliefs that prevented him from fighting. He got arrested for a felony and stripped of his title and boxing license.
The U.S. Department of Justice took legal action against Ali. He missed more than three years of his athletic career. he U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction in June 1971. but he had already lost three good years of boxing that could of been to his benefit. Imagine all of the matches that he would have gotten to fight in. Picture your self winning this fancy car and then they take it away and say you can not drive it anymore.
The Triumphant Return
Ali returned to boxing in the 1970s to fight and win Jerry Quarry. Later in 1974 he fought George foreman.
Ali announced that he had Parkinson’s disease in 1984, a degenerative neurological condition. He formed Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He has helped the poor and has donated millions to recognized charities. He was hospitalized again in early June 2016 for what was reportedly a respiratory issue. The revered athlete passed away on the evening of June 3, 2016, at a Phoenix, Arizona facility.
He really was BREAKING BARRIERS.
Originally published at The dapperman project.