The story of champion ‘Mohammad Ali’ being the best in the world
Mohammad Ali is the name of a fearless soldier. He was not only the best boxer in the world, he was a humane man, he was a man who spoke out against injustice. A person who has been protesting all his life against injustice, untruth and oppression, knowing that his career and life will be endangered.
‘I have no quarrel with the people of Vietnam. I will not go to any country 10,000 miles away just to maintain the dominance of white people, I will not be involved in torturing, killing, bombing people. These injustices should be stopped in the heart of the world. '
The words were uttered by a man who had a love for humanity, knowing that his career could end. Stood against the state. The game's license was temporarily banned. There were also arrests.
Mohammad Ali, a restaurant in Rome, was refused food despite being an Olympic gold medalist.
Even after that he did not do anything against humanity. The man is our favorite boxer Mohammad Ali. He has been called one of the best athletes of all time. Today I will give a brief biography of this dear man.
Cassius Marcus Clay, that was his name before he converted to Islam. Ali was born on January 18, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, to an African-American middle class family. Father Cassius Marcus Clay Sr. was a signboard billboard painter. Mother is a housewife.
Ali's coming to boxing was a lot more dramatic. At the age of 12, Ali caught a bicycle thief. The thief punched the thief in the face, which impressed Louisville Police Officer Joe Martin. This is Martin Ali's first boxing coach.
Mohammad Ali made his boxing ring debut on October 29, 1970 at the age of 18 years and 26 days, with Tani Hanseker as his opponent. He played 19 matches till 1973 and won all of them. Of these, 15 wins were 'knockouts'.
At that time Ali lost boxers like Jim Robinson, Henry Cooper, George Logan, Alonso Johnson and Johnny Fleeman. He also lost Archie Moore in 1972. The match between Ali and Doug Jones in 1983 was 'Fight of the Year'. The match took place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Mohammad Ali was so happy to come to Bangladesh, he went back and told everyone, 'If you want to see heaven, go to Bangladesh.'
That match was the most difficult match for Ali. Great competition up to 10 rounds. In the end Ali won. He was one of the contenders for the World Heavyweight Championship in late 1973.
Sonny Liston was the heavyweight champion at that time. Not only was he a great boxer, he also had a name in the police register as a criminal. The day of the battle with Ali was exactly 25 February 1974.
Ali was an underdog, but even before the match, Ali addressed Liston, saying, ‘He’s a huge ugly bear. The smell of a bear often comes out of his body. After losing, I will donate him to the zoo. '
Ali started this fight to upset Liston mentally. Before the match, Ali kept shouting and telling everyone, someone will die in the boxing ring today! In the end, Ali knocked out Liston in the seventh round. It was the biggest upset in the boxing ring at the time.
However, Ali's best opponent later became Joe Frazier. Millions of people around the world stumbled upon the Ali-Frazier fight on TV.
1970 was a memorable year in Ali's life. Rome won gold in boxing at the Olympics. Despite being an Olympic gold medalist, he was refused food at a restaurant in Rome. ‘Crime’ he was black!
In anger, grief, and humiliation, Ali threw the Olympic medal into the Tigris River. He converted to Islam in 1971 under the inspiration of the American black leader Malek L. Shahbaz (Malcolm X). From then on he became known as 'Mohammad Ali'.
Not everyone could easily take on a new identity. The big sponsors turned away. In 1969, Vietnam was called to war, but he refused to do so on behalf of humanity. He was sent to jail.
This best athlete of all time came to Bangladesh in 1986. Millions of people turned out to greet Ali at the airport. Citizenship of Bangladesh was also given at that time. He was so happy to come to Bangladesh, he went back and told everyone, 'If you want to see heaven, go to Bangladesh.'
This great boxer retired in 1981.
Of course, Ali has been fighting for a long time. He had to fight Parkinson's disease. The legendary boxer died on June 3, 2016 at the age of 84 in a hospital in Arizona, USA.
Several movies have been made in Hollywood about the biography of Mohammad Ali. Notable among these are The Superfight, The Greatest, Freedom Road and Ali.
The movie 'Mohammad Ali' was released in 2001 with the biography of Mohammad Ali. Will Smith, an American actor, was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Mohammad Ali in that movie.