Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! Who could ever forget Muhammad Ali.
One of the greatest sportsmen of the 20th century, In Kentucky they still remember the jovial, skinny kid who used to tell people he’d one day be the heavyweight champion of the world.
Ali remains the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion; he won the title in 1964, 1974, and 1978. Between February 25, 1964, and September 19, 1964, Ali reigned as the heavyweight boxing champion.
Nicknamed "The Greatest", he was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were the "Fight of the Century", "Super Fight II" and the "Thrilla in Manila" versus his rival Joe Frazier, the first Liston fight, and "The Rumble in the Jungle" versus George Foreman.
Ali retired from boxing in 1981.