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Muhammad Ali Becomes The Greatest

On this day in 1964, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) wins the first of two heavyweight championship bouts against Sonny Liston, cementing his arrival and indisputable…

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Cassius Clay Becomes Muhammad Ali, Conscientious Objector

On this day in 1964, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad proclaims that the prize fighter previously known as Cassius Clay would be renamed Muhammad…

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Float Like a Butterfly and Sting like a Bee

Ali was a glib, fast-talking 22-year-old challenger who enjoyed the spotlight. Known as “The Louisville Lip,” he had won the light heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy.

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