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Known as the Greatest of all time the legendary Boxer  Muhammad Ali   died yesterday at the age of 74  from a long  battle with Parkinson Disease .   He was   one   of  the most influential figures of his time because of his activism, Charity work  and boxing success  . We wanted to pay tribute to him through  his fashion style over the years . Below are a few pics as its hard to find pics of his style .  ” Float Like a Butterfly , Sting Like a Bee ” Rest  In Peace . CHAMP

 

26th May 1963: American Heavyweight boxer, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), in New York, dressed like a city gent in a suit and a bowler hat and carrying an umbrella. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

26th May 1963: American Heavyweight boxer, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), in New York, dressed like a city gent in a suit and a bowler hat and carrying an umbrella. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)

 

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Famous boxer Muhammad Ali Clay poses in a bowler hat and a suit in this picture from his 1963 visit to London.

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Muhammad Ali  born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, generally regarded as the most significant heavyweight in the history of the sport. Early in his career, Ali was known for being an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the boxing ring.

He is one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC. He also wrote several best-selling books about his career, including The Greatest: My Own Story and The Soul of a Butterfly.

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Ali, originally known as Cassius Clay, began training at 12 years old. At the age of 22, he won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in a stunning upset in 1964. Shortly after that, Ali joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name. He converted to Sunni Islam in 1975, and then to Sufism in 2005.

 

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In 1967, three years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. He was eventually arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing title.

 

muhammad-ali-fashion-styleHe did not fight again for nearly four years—losing a time of peak performance in an athlete’s career. Ali’s appeal worked its way up to the Supreme Court of the United States where, in 1971, his conviction was overturned. Ali’s actions as a conscientious objector to the war made him an icon for the larger counterculture generation.

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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 undisputed heavyweight boxing champion. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, he was involved in several historic boxing matches.  Notable among these were the first Liston fight, three with rival Joe Frazier, and “The Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman, in which he regained titles he had been stripped of seven years earlier.

 

muhammad-ali-fashion-styleAt a time when most fighters let their managers do the talking, Ali, inspired by professional wrestler “Gorgeous” George Wagner, thrived in—and indeed craved—the spotlight, where he was often provocative and outlandish. He controlled most press conferences and interviews, and spoke freely about issues unrelated to boxing.

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Ali transformed the role and image of the African American athlete in America by his embrace of racial pride and his willingness to antagonize the white establishment in doing so.In the words of writer Joyce Carol Oates, he was one of the few athletes in any sport to “define the terms of his public reputation”.

Read More about Muhammad Ali  Here.

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