Sunday, June 5, 2016

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali passed away

Muhammad Ali, an Black American boxer who was legendary for his unbiased fighting style that defeated some of the most mightiest boxers in his career, passed away at the age of 74. Earlier this week, Ali was hospitalized in Phoenix, Arizona, with respiratory problems and his family gathered around him. According to a statement from Ali's family, he passed away Friday night.

Born as Cassius Marcellus Clay in January 17, 1942, Ali is a native in Louisville, Kentucky and he began his boxing career at the age of 12. The reason why he changed his name to Muhammad Ali is because he joined the Black Muslims. 

Ali became a legend ever since he defeated some of the most mightiest boxers in his career such as Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman, but all the endless fights he endured cost him his life and suffered some head injuries. Because of his "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" fighting style, his career record consists of 56 wins, five losses, and 37 knockouts.

Despite his boxing career, Ali's a true activist at the hearts of many as he travelled around the world to promote Islam, meet with world leaders, and persuade lawmakers to pass the Ali Boxing Reform Act, which protects boxers from being exploited by managers and promoters.

It's have been an honor for the world to meet up with a well-respected boxer who stood up against discrimination, floating like a butterfly, and became a true fighter in the end. He will always be "the greatest" the world will ever remember.

Farewell to The Greatest.

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