- January 3, 2017
- Posted by: brian
- Category: Pre-Written Papers
This academic paper examines the role Mohammad Ali African Americans as a sporting icon.
1,300 Words (Approx. 4.7 Pages), 4 Sources, APA, 2006
This academic paper discusses a brief history of Mohammad Ali and his contributions to the world of boxing. Mohammad Ali is known as the greatest heavy weight boxer of all times. Mohammad Ali was 6’ 3” tall and he possessed the most skilful boxing technique to fight any opponent. He fought one of the most famous boxing matches including George Foreman, Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier as his main rivals. Being a black he faced discriminations and prejudices in the United States in the 60s. But these racial discriminations never discouraged him to become one of the most inspiring black boxer history has ever produced. He opened the gates for many African Americans in the field of sports in the United States. The author of the academic paper also discusses the role he played as an African American for his community.
From the Paper
Mohammad Ali also known as Cassius Marcellus Clay was born on 17 January 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky (Evans, 2000). In 1960 Mohammad Ali won his first professional fight. From 1960 to 1963 Mohammad Ali won 19 fights of which 15 were knockouts. His winning ways made him the major contender for Sonny Liston’s boxing title. Sonny Liston was a well renowned boxer of his time and no one expected Mohammad Ali to beat him in the fight that took place on 25 February, 1964 in Miami, Florida. Before the fight took place Mohammad Ali declared that “he would float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”. He taunted Sonny Liston the day before the fight declaring him “the big ugly bear”.
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