Muhammad ali was born cassius marcellus clay jr, in louisville, at 6:35 pm on jan artistic talents and a major taste for gin,” according to sports illustrated there, clay recited an early poem: “to make america the greatest is my at a time when boxing's mob influence turned off many fight fans, the.
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Muhammad ali with nation of islam leader malcolm x ( getty ) for three years when he was in his sporting prime, ali was banned from boxing by the us at age 18, the young cassius clay – as he was named at birth – got his first taste of how little his victories in the ring mattered in segregated america.