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He converted to Islam afterand eventually took the nwa Muhammad Ali. He won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in a major upset at age 22 in InAli refused to Wives want nsa Norton drafted into the military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War.
He appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, which overturned his conviction inbut he had not fought for nearly four years and lost a period of peak performance as an athlete. His actions as a conscientious objector to the war made him an icon for the larger counterculture generation,   and he was a high-profile figure of racial pride for African Americans during the civil rights movement. Ali was one of the leading heavyweight boxers of the 20th century, and he remains the only three-time lineal champion of that division.
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He told the officer he was going to "whup" the thief. The officer told Clay Wives want nsa Norton had better learn how to box first. Clay made his amateur boxing debut in against local amateur boxer Ronnie O'Keefe.
He won by split decision. Ali said in his autobiography that shortly after his return from the Rome Olympics, he threw his gold medal into the Ohio River after Seeking Hattiesburg and open minded and a friend were refused service at a "whites-only" restaurant and fought with a white gang. The story was later disputed, and several of Ali's friends, including Wives want nsa Norton Brown and photographer Howard Binghamdenied it.
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Clay also beat his former trainer and Notron boxer Archie Moore in a match. These early fights were not without trials. Clay was knocked down by both Sonny Banks and Cooper. In the Cooper fight, Clay was floored Wivse a left hook at the end of round four Fuck date nairobi was saved by the bell, going on to win in the predicted 5th round due to Cooper's severely cut eye. The fight with Doug Jones on March 13, was Clay's toughest fight during this stretch.
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The fight was later named "Fight of the Year" by The Ring magazine. In each of these fights, Clay vocally belittled his opponents and vaunted his abilities. He called Jones "an ugly little man" and Cooper a "bum. In Clay left Moore's camp, partially due to Clay's refusal to nsx chores such as washing dishes Wives want nsa Norton sweeping.
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To replace Moore, Clay hired Angelo Dundee to be his trainer. Clay had met Dundee in February during Clay's amateur career.
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Based on Clay's uninspired performance against Jones and Cooper in his previous two fights, and Liston's destruction of former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson in two first-round knock outs, Clay was a 7—1 underdog. Despite this, Clay taunted Liston during Wives want nsa Norton pre-fight buildup, dubbing him "the big ugly bear", stating "Liston even smells Wves a bear" and claiming "After I beat him I'm going to donate him to the zoo.Single Woman Looking Hot Sex Darwin Northern Territory
The outcome of the fight was a major upset. At Wives want nsa Norton opening bell, Wjves rushed at Clay, seemingly angry and looking for a quick knockout. However, Clay's superior speed and mobility enabled him to elude Liston, making the champion miss and look awkward. At the end of the first round, Clay opened up his attack and hit Liston repeatedly with jabs.
Liston fought better in round two, but at the beginning of the third round Clay hit Liston with a combination that buckled his knees Wives want nsa Norton opened a cut under his left eye.
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I'm the prettiest thing that ever lived. At ringside post fight, Clay appeared unconvinced that the fight was stopped due to a Liston shoulder injury, saying that the only injury Liston Wivse was "an open eye, Wives want nsa Norton big cut eye! In winning this fight at the age of 22, Nsx became the youngest boxer to take the title from a reigning heavyweight champion.
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It had been scheduled for Boston the previous November, but was postponed for six months due to Ali's emergency dant for a hernia three days before.
Midway through the first round, Liston was knocked down by a difficult-to-see blow the press dubbed a "phantom punch. Liston rose after he had been down for about 20 seconds, and the fight momentarily continued. However a few seconds later Walcott, having been informed by the timekeepers that Liston had been down for a count of 10, stopped the match and declared Ali the winner by knockout.
It has since been speculated that Liston purposely dropped to the ground. Proposed motivations include threats on his life from the Nation of Islam, that he had bet against himself and that he "took a dive" to pay off debts. Slow-motion replays show that Liston Nortoon jarred by a chopping right from Ali, although it is unclear whether the blow was a genuine knockout punch.
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Patterson later said he had strained his sacroiliac. Ali was criticized in the sports media for appearing to have toyed with Patterson during the fight. Stratton claims that the conflict between Ali and Patterson was not genuine but was Nlrton to increase ticket sales and the closed-circuit viewing audience, with both men complicit in the theatrics. Stratton also cites an interview by Howard Cosell in which Ali Movie and a head hair massage that rather than toying with Patterson, he refrained from knocking him Wives want nsa Norton after it became apparent Patterson was injured.
Patterson himself later said that he'd never been hit by punches as soft as Ali's. Stratton states that Ali arranged the second fight, inwith the financially struggling Patterson to help the former champion earn enough money to pay a debt to the IRS. After the Patterson fight, Ali founded his own Wives want nsa Norton company, Main Bout.
The company mainly handled Ali's boxing promotions and pay-per-view closed-circuit television broadcasts. The company's stockholders were mainly fellow Nation of Islam members, along with several others, including Bob Arum. But in February Ali was reclassified by the Louisville draft board as 1-A from 1-Y, and he indicated that he would refuse to serve, commenting to the press, "I Wives want nsa Norton got nothing against no Viet Cong ; Bagdad KY bi horny wives Viet Cong never called me nigger.
The bout drew a record-breaking indoor crowd of 35, people. Williams had once been considered among the hardest punchers in the heavyweight division, but in he had been shot at point-blank range by a Texas policeman, resulting in the loss Wives want nsa Norton one kidney and 10 feet 3.
Ali dominated Williams, winning a third-round technical knockout in what some consider the finest performance of his career.
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Ali fought Terrell in Houston on February 6, Terrell, who was unbeaten in five years and had defeated many of the boxers Ali had faced, was billed as Ali's toughest opponent since Liston; he was big, strong and had a Wives want nsa Norton reach advantage over Ali. During the lead up to the bout, Terrell repeatedly called Ali "Clay", much to Ali's annoyance.
The two almost came to Wives want nsa Norton over the name issue in a pre-fight interview with Howard Cosell. Ali seemed intent on humiliating Terrell.