Muhammad Ali

 Muhammad Ali

The legend passed away at the age of 74 on 3 June 2016.

The Greatest: See our iconic pictures of Muhammad Ali

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We trawl through our archives to share a gallery of classic  pictures from his legendary career
The sporting legend, Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay on January 17, 1942 and changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to the Muslim faith in 1964. By then he had won the Olympic Gold medal in the 1960 games in Rome and gone on to “shock the world,” stopping Sonny Liston to become the-then youngest ever heavyweight champion of the world, aged just 22, in 1964. He defeated Liston in a rematch the following year and defended his title a further eight times before being stripped of his titles after refusing to be drafted into the US armed forces for the Vietnam war. Three years later he returned to the ring and became a legend, taking on Joe Frazier three times and sensationally defeating George Foreman in the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” to reclaim the titles he never lost in the ring, ten years after he originally won them. To commemorate his 71st birthday, here’s our gallery of stunning Muhammad Ali pictures from our archives as we run through his remarkable career, in and out of the ring.
Ali’s Quotes:
At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know.  Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.
– Ali
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
– Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
– M Ali
I am the greatest.
– Ali’s slogan originated in 1961
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me.  It would be a better world.
– Ali
It’s just a job.  Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand.  I beat people up.
– M. Ali
It’s gonna be a thrilla, a chilla, and a killa, when I get the gorilla in Manila.
– M. Ali
If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
– M. Ali
I’m so fast I could hit you before God gets the news.
– M. Ali
Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.
– M. Ali
Pleasure is not happiness.  It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
– M. Ali

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
~Mohammed Ali

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
– M Ali

The woman is the fibre of the nation.  She is the producer of life.  The nation is only as good as its women.
– M Ali

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