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Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (Muhammad Ali) meet a dude name Joe Martin when he got his bike stole form him after two days he got his bike. Joe martin was an amateur boxing program in Louisville and Martin convinced young Cassius to learn how to box so he can defend himself against larger kids that stole his bike. Cassius went to Louisville Central High, but boxing had overshadowed his school. When he was, sixteen Cassius won Louisville’s Golden Gloves light heavyweight title. Cassius graduated in 1960 from Central high and he won Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Cassius won the (AAU) again in 1960 and he represented the United States in the Rome Olympics. Muhammad Ali was an Olympic gold medalist in 1942. He has won 56 times in his 21- year …show more content…
Over the years, Ali has also supported the Special Olympics and Make a Wish Foundation among other societies. He had traveled to many countries, including Mexico and Morocco, to help other people out and he was chosen to be a United Nations Messenger of Peace because of his work developing countries. In 2005, Ali has received the Presidential Honor of Freedom from President George W. Bush and Ali opened a Muhammad Ali center in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, that same year. Muhammad Ali quoted this “I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given.” and he said, “I believed in myself and I believe in the goodness of others.” Muhammad Ali defeated every top heavyweight in his era, which has been called the golden age of heavyweight. In 1987, three years before Ali permanent retirement, the Board of Aldermen in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky, voted 6-5 to rename Walnut Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard. This was the best thing they did for Muhammad Ali; within week, 12 of the 70th Street signs were stolen. Committees of the Jefferson County Public Schools consider considering renaming the Central High School to Muhammad Ali in his honor, and but the motion failed to pass. Ali was a recipient of the 1997 Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and two years later, in 1999, the BBC produced a special version of its annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award ceremony, and Ali was voted their Sports Personality of the Century, receiving more votes than the other contenders combined. On September 13, 1999, Ali was named “Kentucky Athlete of the Century” by the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies at the Galt House

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