Muhammad Ali Timeline by: Charles Dutton

Timeline created by cdutton
  • Muhammad Ali is born

    Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17 1942
  • Ali as a kid wants to learn to fight

    Ali becomes interested at a young age in boxing
  • Ali starts to become interested in boxing

    Muhammad Ali is starting to become interested in boxing during this time period
  • Ali starts his boxing career

    Ali starts his boxing career
    This was his first match against Tunney and he ended up winning in a six round decision
  • Ali has a great fighting year

    He ends up never being knocked out the whole year and on his last match he left a deep gash in his opponents face
  • Ali becomes heavyweight champion

    Ali becomes heavyweight champion
    After fighting Sonny Liston( the previous heavyweight) Ali becomes a heavyweight champion
  • Ali is found guilty for saying refusing to join the military

    Ali is found guilty in court which made him temporaily stop boxing for a three and a half years, the charges that were brought against him ended up coming back later
  • Ali returns to the ring

    Ali returns to the ring
    Ali fight a man named Jerry Quarry and takes him down quickly
  • Ali losses to Joe Frazier

    Ali losses to Joe Frazier
    It took 15 rounds before Joe dropped Ali to the ground
  • Ali decides to have a rematch against Frazier

    Ali decides to have a rematch against Frazier
    Ali fought Joe frazier and after 14 rounds Ali won
  • Muhammad Ali changes his name

    Muhammad Ali changes his name
    Muhammad changed his name from Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. to Muhammad after he joined the nation of Islam and he converted to Sunni Islam
  • Ali retires

    Ali retires
    Muhammad Ali retires from boxing