Muhammad Ali (Boxer) Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Muhammad Ali

Biography / Wiki

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., difficult to figure out who he is! This is the real name of “The Greatest”, Muhammad Ali. He was an American former heavyweight champion boxer. He was the greatest heavyweight boxer of the 20th century. His dedication and determination helped him win various championships and medals. He had defeated many wrestlers and boxers of that era. He always stood against issues of race, religion, and politics, which also made him a controversial figure during his career. Apart from boxing, he was inclined towards music and received two Grammy awards.

Height / Weight / Age

The height of Ali is 191cm and in feet inches, his height is 6’3”. His weight is 107 kg in Kilograms or 236 lbs in Pounds. His body measurement is as follows chest 44 inches, waist 36 inches, and biceps 14 inches. In 2016, he died on 3rd June 2016 at the age of 74 years. His sportsman physique helped him to play strong.

Education / Family

He was born on 17th January 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Louisville Central High School, Louisville for his schooling. After school, he didn’t go to college for graduation because he wanted to start with boxing as a professional career.

Later, he got indulged in vigorous training of boxing and weightlifting. His boxing coach Joe E. Martin, was the first one to direct him towards boxing. His father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. And mother Odessa O’Grady Clay were always supportive towards the decision of Ali.

He adopted Islam religion in the year 1965 and changed his name to “Muhammad Ali”. Though he and his parents were American, they faced racial discrimination. Even after winning a gold medal at the Summer Olympics, he suffered from racial domination. Instead of getting depressed, Ali decided to fight back against all these discriminations. One of his daughters Laila is also a boxer. 

Name

Muhammad Ali

Real nameCassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
Birth PlaceLouisville, Kentucky, US
Date Of Birth17th January 1942
Age74 years (At the time of Death)
HeightIn centimeters – 191 cm

In feet inches – 6’3”

WeightIn kilograms – 107 kg

In pounds – 236 lbs

Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
ProfessionAmerican Professional Boxer
Date of death3rd June 2016 (Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S)
SchoolLouisville Central High School, Louisville
Zodiac signCapricon
ReligionIslam
NationalityAmerican
Home TownLouisville, Kentucky, U.S
DebutAgainst  Tunney Hunsaker On 29 October 1960  and won 6 rounds
Fathers NameCassius Marcellus Clay Sr.
Mothers NameOdessa O’Grady Clay
BrotherRahman Ali (Boxer)

Career / Fashion And Style

In 1954, he made his amateur boxing debut against Ronnie O’Keefe. After vigorous training and hard work, he made his professional debut on 29th October 1960 against Tunney Hunsaker. In the same year, he won a gold medal in the Summer Olympics.

The turning point in his career was in 1964 when he won the world heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston. During his career, 3 times he was honored as “World Heavyweight Champion”.

In 1967, he was asked to join the U.S. army but he refused. Later he was arrested, all the boxing titles were taken and his boxing license was suspended. In 1971, he fought against this in U.S Supreme Court and his conviction was overturned. He took retirement from boxing in the year 1981 and decided to contribute his time and effort towards social work.

A film was filmed in the life of Ali, which was named “Ali”. Take a look of the trailer-

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

GirlfriendsSonji Roi

Belinda Boyd

Veronica Porsche Ali

Yolonda Williams

Marital StatusMarried
WivesSonji Roi (1964-1966)

 

Muhammad Ali with Sonji Roi
Muhammad Ali with Sonji Roi

Belinda Boyd (1967-1976)

Muhammad Ali with Belinda Boyd
Muhammad Ali with Belinda Boyd

Veronica Porsche Ali (1977-1986)

Muhammad Ali with Veronica Porsche Ali
Muhammad Ali with Veronica Porsche Ali

Yolonda Williams (1986-2016)

Muhammad Ali with Yolonda Williams
Muhammad Ali with Yolonda Williams
ChildrenDaughters – Laila Ali, Rasheda Ali, Hana Ali, Miya Ali, Khaliah Ali, Maryum Ali, Jamillah Ali

Sons – Asad Amin and Muhammad Ali Jr.

Muhammad Ali children
Muhammad Ali children

 

Favourite Things

Here we are providing you the list of his favourite things.

Favourite BoxerJack Johnson
Favourite FoodMacaroni with cheese, baked chicken and spinach
Favourite FilmShane

Muhammad Ali

Some Interesting Facts About Muhammad Ali

  • In 1954, when his bike got stolen from Columbia Auditorium, he got inclined towards boxing.
  • He started his practice by asking his friends to throw stones at him.
  • In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, he won the gold medal.
  • After winning the medal, he suffered from racism and in anger, he threw his medal into the Ohio River.
  • He won his first medal in weightlifting championship in 1964, against Sonny Liston by knockout.
  • He was inspired by a spiritual and political leader, Malcolm X.
  • In 1965, he was converted to Islam and changed his name to “Muhammad Ali”.
  • He faced his first defeat against heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, in 1974.

  • He saw a guy committing suicide and rushed to help him. The guy shared the reason for ending his life, Ali motivated him and showed him the right path.
  • In 1990, Saddam Hossein seized 2000 foreigners, Ali went to Baghdad to influence Hossein, and as a result, he released 15 Americans.
  • He had a complicated family life because he married 4 times in his life.
  • He was against female boxing, still his 2nd daughter Laila Ali.
  • He suffered from a fear of flying i.e, Aviophobia.
  • His salary was $3-5 million/fight.
  • His net worth is estimated to be $80 million approximately.
  • His hobbies were workout and singing.
  • At the age of 32, he suffered from Parkinson’s disease.
  • He died on 3rd June 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
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