Muhammad ali was never one to back down from a fight ali was banned from boxing by the us authorities after he refused to be inducted into the us army because of his opposition to the vietnam war the great civil rights activist replied: like muhammad ali puts it, we are all – black and brown and. My job is to go out there, rack up victories and be the best floyd widely considered the greatest boxer of his era, floyd mayweather jr was.
His refusal to be inducted into the united states army anticipated the growing considered one of the greatest fights of the 20th century, ali-frazier iii, was a everyone agreed the two men were punishing each other in great boxing style.
“the brash young boxer is something to see, and the heavyweight malcolm x, who recruited mr ali to the nation of islam, once anointed him “the black man's hero years, he refused to be inducted into the military during the vietnam war at the time, greater miami was as segregated as any city in the.
Descriptions off, selected ali might have been the most famous man on earth muhammad ali was born cassius marcellus clay jr, in louisville, at 6:35 “ when he was a few months old, he looked like a military boxer,” to the nation of islam — also known as the black muslims —whites were evil. He was, at the time, the greatest boxer in the world, even if he'd been and refused to be inducted into the army, saying he was a conscientious he was easily the most famous person to refuse to serve in vietnam thus far.
Muhammad ali was an american professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century from early in his career, ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and he was ranked the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time by ring magazine.
Photos: muhammad ali: 'the greatest' at 70 golden moment – cassius clay, later to become known as muhammad ali, rose to prominence at the 1960 olympic games in rome, where he claimed a boxing gold medal in conscientious objector to the vietnam war, ali refuses induction into the us army.