Muhammad Ali Essay

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“LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!” shouted the ring announcer to the cheering crowd as the opponents entered the ring. Boxing is one of America’s most famous sporting events drawing crowds from every walk of life. One boxer that has captured the hearts of many people over the years is Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali may be known as “The Greatest” athlete to ever live. Even people who don’t follow boxing know Muhammad Ali. He has achieved a lifetime full of accomplishments including things such as receiving an Olympic Gold medal and being recognized for giving millions of meals around the world to try to stop hunger. Muhammad Ali was born as Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. The famous boxer began his hobby at the young age of 12 when a …show more content…
During the 1910s the United States was still deeply segregated and unstable from the war. What it truly needed was something that the country as a whole could be apart of and rally behind like when Nelson Mandela motivated the South African rugby team to win the World Cup. So that he could use it as a foundation to bring together his country together. If Muhammad Ali was alive the country could come together as a whole and back Ali on his quest for an Olympic Gold. Not only would this bring the country together, but it would also allow white Americans to see how blacks and whites could compete on an international level equally. Ali’s Olympic gold medal would also greatly influence African American athletes at that time because it would give them hope, courage, and black pride that they too could succeed on a high level. Although his fights could be seen as very influential they can also be seen from the perspective of great entertainment.
Entertainment of the 1910s couldn’t even compare to the huge dazzling fights that Ali was know to put on. Who in their right mind would spend their night sitting around their huge crackling radio trying to find a station when then could be in a packed stadium filled with a roaring crowd watching “The Rumble in the Jungle” or “The Fight of the Century.” Muhammad Ali would have brought entertainment to a new level in the 1910s. He had a knack for saying and

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