Muhammad Ali

The WBA and the New York State Athletic Commission stripped Muhammad Ali of his World Heavyweight Boxing title for refusing to enter the Armed Forces on this date in 1967.

~ Born Cassius Marcellus Clay

~  Born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky

~ 1960  won the Amateur Athletic Union light heavyweight and Golden Gloves heavyweight championships.

~ In  February 25, 1964 Ali defeated and knocked out, Sonny Liston in seven rounds, thus becoming the new heavyweight world champion.

~ In February 15 1978, Ali lost the heavyweight title in a split decision to Leon Spinks. Ali regained the title from Spinks seven months later.

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