Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville Kentucky, in 1942 with the name Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. He started boxing when he was twelve after his bike was stolen. He trained with Joe Martin and went to win his first fight in 1954 by a spilt decision. Two years later went on to win Golden Gloves tournament for novices in the light heavyweight class. Later in his life he got a spot on the Olympic team and went to beat Zbigniew Pietrzkowski to win the light heavyweight gold medal. On April 28, 1967 he was supposed to be inducted in the US army but he refused he said his religion stopped him from doing so. He was stripped of his title as Heavyweight Champion of the World and banned from the ring for three years during his peak fitness. He was also a philanthropist helping people who are in need and donating money to charities like make a wish foundation and more. His record was 56 wins, 5 losses, 37 knockouts. He retired in 1981 with 9 children at the age of 37.