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AliveBorn: 1/17/1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Full name: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Noted For: boxer; Olympic gold medal (1960), world heavyweight champion (1964-67). Adopted Black Muslim religion and the name "Muhammad Ali" (1964); refused induction into the U.S. Army on religious grounds and stripped of heavyweight title (1967). Obtained legal conscientous objector status (1971); regained heavyweight title (1974-78); lost and regained title again (1978). Retired (1981) with 56 wins, 5 losses, 37 KO's.
Quotation: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." "I am the greatest of all time."