Muhammad Ali: A Life Worth Fighting For

Muhammad Ali: A Life Worth Fighting For

Lukas Fitzgerald, Journalist

If you think about it, you’ve probably heard the name Muhammad Ali before. However, many of you have never bothered to learn more about him. If you ask your parents, they will probably know who he is because he is more of their era. But he’s older than you think. Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942.

 

When he was 12, he got his bike stolen, and a police officer told him he should get into boxing because he had so much anger to let out. Just six years later, he won the gold medal for boxing in the 1960 Rome Olympics.

 

Despite his career path, a thing that surprises most people is that Ali was a pacifist. He got suspended from boxing for three years because he refused to fight in the Vietnam war. Nevertheless, he didn’t stop training.

 

After that, Ali lived a life with his family while continuing to box. Eventually, he retired in 1981. Muhammad Ali died on June 3, 2016. His death was due to Parkinson’s disease and spinal stenosis. Today, he is remembered as the King of Boxing, and will never be forgotten.

 

Bibliography

Muhammad Ali – Quotes, Record & Spouse – Biography

Muhammad Ali refuses Army induction – HISTORY