Biography Of Muhammad Ali

Timeline created by Muhammad Kounain
  • Born

    Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky.His birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
  • Becoming a boxer

    When his bike was stolen and he told the police officer, Joe Martin,that he wanted to "whup"whoever had stolen his bike.Martin trained young boxers and started to train Clay.
  • Golden Gloves Championship

    He wins the novice Golden Gloves Championship as a light heavyweight.
  • AAU light heavyweight title

    Ali won the AAU light heavyweight title at the Golden Gloves Tournament Of Champions.
  • Gold Medal in Olympics

    He wins light heavyweight gold medal at Rome Olympics.His first major success in athletics.
  • First foreign professional bout

    He wins first foreign professional bout with Henry Cooper.
  • Convertion to Islam

    He joined Nation of Islam and changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali.
  • Banned from Boxing

    Boxing association banned him from boxing for three years.Because when he was drafted to Army, he was found guilty by refusing Army's induction.
  • Reinstated into boxing

    Ali returns to fighting in Atlanta and wins over Jerry Quarry.
  • The Fight Of The Century

    In a famous match called "The Fight Of The Century",Joe Frazier knocked Ali down
  • Rumble in Jungle

    He defeated George Foreman and this fight was known as “Rumble in Jungle”.
  • Joe Frazier

    Ali won over Joe Frazier
  • Retirement

    Ali announces his retirement from boxing.
  • Parkinson's disease

    Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Sportsman of the Century

    He received Arthur Ashe Courage award.He was named "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports illustrated.
  • Awarded with Medal

    He was awarded by Presidential Medal Of Freedom.
  • Death of Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali died on June 3, as the result of septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.He was 74 years old.