Muhammad Ali : The Man Who Views The World Of Learning Essay

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Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali lived a life of learning. “Don 't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion” (“Muhammad Ali Quotes”). From his beginnings as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., a subjugated black boy in a racist community, to his current place as Muhammad Ali, world renowned boxer and inspiration, Ali has certainly lived the life of a champion. Through each struggle, he gained an experience that would help shape him for the future. Ali once said, “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life” (“Muhammad Ali Quotes”). Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. As a young black in the south, Clay experienced racism and segregation, but he did not let that hinder his dreams. When he was 12, another boy from his hometown stole his bike. When he reported it to the police, the officer in charge told Clay that he needed to learn how to fight. With the help of Officer Joe Martin, Ali discovered his talent and passion: boxing. After only six weeks, Clay won his first match by split decision ( Staff). That was the beginning of a great career that would continue far into Clay’s future. By the time he was 18 he had won two national Golden Gloves, two Amateur Athletic Union national titles, and 100 victories with only 8 losses. On October 29, 1960, Clay won his professional boxing debut in six rounds. Clay fought heavyweight at 6-foot-3-inches in a quick, but loaded…

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