The 5th Day of September

Muhammad Ali wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition 1960

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016 was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Ali was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and began training as an amateur boxer at age 12. On the 5th September at the age of 18, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, and turned professional later that year.

Muhammad Ali wins the gold

Clay made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker. From then until the end of 1963, Clay amassed a record of 19–0 with 15 wins by knockout.

Ali was a leading heavyweight boxer of the 20th century, and he remains the only three-time lineal champion of that division. His joint records of beating 21 boxers for the world heavyweight title and winning 14 unified title bouts stood for 35 years

Extra Note: Ali was married four times and had seven daughters and two sons.

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