Name: Muhammad Ali
Sport: Boxing
Weight Class: Light-heavyweight
DOB: 1/17/1942
Birthplace: Louisville, Ky.
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
High School: Louisville Central High School (Louisiana, Ky.)
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1960); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Rome 1960, gold (light-heavyweight)
Personal: Son of Odessa and Cassius Clay…Brother of Rahman Ali, a former heavyweight professional boxer...Winner of the Amateur Athletic Union and Golden Gloves championships in 1959 and 1960...Inventor of the rope-a-dope style of boxing...Named Sports Illustrated’s 1975 Sportsman of the Year...Was the first boxer to appear on a Wheaties cereal box...Chosen to light the cauldron at the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996...United Nations Messenger of Peace...Recipient of the President Medal of Freedom...Inaugural winner of the United States Olympic Committee's Jesse Owens Olympic Spirit Award in 2016...Father to nine children.