Ali, Muhammad - Research Article from Sixties in America Reference Library

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Birth of a Boxer

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. His attraction to boxing was sparked when he was twelve years old. Learning that his bicycle had been stolen, he angrily announced that he would catch and fight the thief. In order to do so, he would first have to learn how to fight. The youngster immediately began doing just that, working out with Joe Martin, a Louisville police officer. He also became skilled in the art and science of boxing under the expertise of Fred Stoner, a trainer. Shortly thereafter, Clay fought and won his first amateur bout.

Throughout his youth, Clay did little more than train, box, and dream about launching a professional career and winning a world championship. During this period he fought 116 amateur bouts and was the winner in 108 of them. His natural athletic ability coupled with...

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