The year I turned 11 years old, Muhammad Ali retired from boxing.
Now, Muhammed Ali has died at the age of 74 – on June 3, 2016.
Ali remains the only three-time lineal world heavyweight champion; he won the title in 1964, 1974, and 1978. Between February 25, 1964 and September 19, 1964 Muhammad Ali reigned as the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion.
Nicknamed “The Greatest”, Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were the first Liston fight, three with rival Joe Frazier, and “The Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman, in which he regained titles he had been stripped of seven years earlier.
Ali’s catchphrase: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.