Muhammad Ali or you may call him Cassius Clay, the legendary boxer who used to proclaim himself “The Greatest” and was among the most famous and beloved athletes to live on the planet, died Friday in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 74
It was February 25, 1964 – the brash 22-year-old boxer Cassius Clay mesmerized the sports world by defeating reigning heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida. The 7-1 underdog, who later became Muhammad Ali, was able to fulfill his famous promise to “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
Let’s take a look at 10 surprising facts about one of the greatest sporting figures of the 20th century.
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