Boxing lovers across the world are celebrating 77th birth anniversary of great Boxer Muhammad Ali, today (Jan 17). Muhammad Ali born in January 17, 1942, was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest boxers of all time.
In recognition of his contributions, the Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.
He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and began training as an amateur boxer when he was 12 years old. At age 18, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, then turned professional later that year, before converting to Islam after 1961. After retiring from boxing in 1981, at age 39, Ali focused on religion and charity. In 1984, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome, which some reports attribute to boxing-related injuries. Ali was died in Scottsdale in 2016.
Ali received numerous tributes from the famous personalities of the world including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, David Cameron and many others.
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17 November, 2019