Muhammad Ali was born on 17th January 1942 in llouisville Kentucky, USA. He is one of the most renowned sports person of the past 100 years. Ali changed the style of boxing, won numerous awards and considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sports history. Muhammad Ali got the ” Sportsman of the Century” award from Sports illustrated and also won ” Sports Personality of the Century” award from BBC.
In the Mid of 1967, three years after winning heavy weight title, Ali refused to be conscripted into American military, citing his Islamic beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the war of Vietnam. He got arrested and stripped of his boxing title. M.Ali did not fight again for almost three and half years. In the early 1970, he regained a boxing license.
Following video is about the one of the greatest fights in the history of boxing. ‘Rumble in the jungle’ was the historic boxing event held at the 20th May stadium on 30th October 1974. Muhammad Ali’s magical words before this fight are written below
” Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they have been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact, it’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration, It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing ”
And Muhammad Ali knocked down the George Foreman in 8th round of this fight.
The Rob and Gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in this exotic fight are part of the collections of National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian institution.