Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was born on this day in Louisville, Kentucky, later to become heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. He would have been 78 today. A look at the boxing legend's life through the years:
How the night Muhammad Ali became world champion changed boxing forever On what would have been Ali’s 78th birthday, @bigdaddybunce reflects on the night Cassius Clay announced himself on the world stage
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52 years ago, Muhammad Ali fought Ernie Terrell. Leading up to the bout, Terrell kept calling him “Cassius Clay.“ Ali hated it. Over the course of 15 rounds, Ali punished Terrell while yelling “WHAT’S MY NAME?“
58 years ago today, 18-year-old Cassius Clay made his professional boxing debut. The rest is history.