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Career

PROFESSIONAL BOXING / RECORD: 61 Fights / 56 Wins (37 by KO) / 5 Losses
1981
Loss by Decision Trevor Berbick Nassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas
1980
Loss by Technical Knock Out Larry Holmes Las Vegas, Nevada USA
1978
Loss by Split Decision Leon Spinks Las Vegas, Nevada USA
1978
Win by Unanimous Decision Leon Spinks New Orleans, Louisiana USA
1977
Win by Unanimous Decision Earnie Shavers New York, New York USA
1976
Win by Unanimous Decision Jimmy Young Landover, Maryland USA
1976
Win by Knock Out Jean-Pierre Coopman San Juan, Puerto Rico USA
1976
Win by Unanimous Decision Ken Norton New York, New York USA
1976
Win by Technical Knock Out Richard Dunn Munich, West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)
1976
Win by Unanimous Decision Alfredo Evengelista Landover, Maryland USA
1975
Win by Technical Knock Out Chuck Wepner Richfield, Ohio USA
1975
Win by Technical Knock Out Joe Frazier Quezon City, Republic of the Philippines
1975
Win by Technical Knock Out Ron Lyle Las Vegas, Nevada USA
1974
Win by Unanimous Decision Joe Frazier New York, New York USA
1974
Win by Knock Out George Foreman Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire
1973
Win by Unanimous Decision Joe Bugner Las Vegas, Nevada USA
1973
Loss by Split Decision Ken Norton San Diego, California USA
1973
Win by Split Decision Ken Norton Inglewood, California USA
1973
Win by Unanimous Decision Rudi Lubbers Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia
1972
Win by Unanimous Decision George Chuvalo Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
1972
Win by Unanimous Decision Mac Foster Tokyo, Japan
1972
Win by Technical Knock Out Jerry Quarry Las Vegas, Nevada USA
1972
Win by Technical Knock Out Alvin Lewis Dublin, Republic of Ireland
1972
Win by Knock Out Bob Foster Stateline, Nevada USA
1972
Win by Technical Knock Out Floyd Patterson New York, New York USA
1971
Loss by Unanimous Decision Joe Frazier New York, New York USA
1971
Win by Technical Knock Out Jimmy Ellis Houston, Texas USA
1971
Win by Unanimous Decision Buster Mathis Houston, Texas USA
1971
Win by Knock Out Jurgen Blin Zurich, Switzerland
1970
Win by Technical Knock Out Jerry Quarry Atlanta, Georgia USA
1970
Win by Technical Knock Out Oscar Bonavena New York, New York USA
1967
Win by Knock Out Zora Folley New York, New York USA
1967
Win by Technical Knock Out Cleveland Williams Houston, Texas USA
1967
Win by Unanimous Decision Ernie Terrell Houston, Texas USA
1966
Win by Unanimous Decision George Chuvalo Toronto, Ontario Canada
1966
Win by Technical Knock Out Henry Cooper London, England United Kingdom
1966
Win by Technical Knock Out Karl Mildenberger Frankfurt, West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)
1966
Win by Knock Out Brian London London, England United Kingdom
1965
Win by Technical Knock Out Floyd Patterson Las Vegas, Nevada USA
1964
Win by Technical Knock Out Sonny Liston Miami Beach, Florida USA
1963
Win by Unanimous Decision Doug Jones New York, New York USA
1963
Win by Knock Out Charley Powell New York, New York USA
1963
Win by Technical Knock Out Henry Cooper London, England United Kingdom
1962
Win by Technical Knock Out Don Warner Miami Beach, Florida USA
1962
Win by Technical Knock Out Sonny Banks New York, New York USA
1962
Win by Technical Knock Out George Logan New York, New York USA
1962
Win by Knock Out Alejandro Lavorante Los Angeles, California USA
1962
Win by Technical Knock Out Billy Daniels New York, New York USA
1962
Win by Technical Knock Out Archie Moore Los Angeles, California USA
1961
Win by Technical Knock Out Donnie Fleeman Miami Beach, Florida USA
1961
Win by Technical Knock Out Tony Esperti Miami Beach, Florida USA
1961
Win by Knock Out LaMar Clark Louisville, Kentucky USA
1961
Win by Knock Out Jim Robinson Miami Beach, Florida USA
1961
Win by Unanimous Decision Duke Sabedong Las Vegas, Nevada USA
1961
Win by Unanimous Decision Alonzo Johnson Louisville, Kentucky USA
1961
Win by Technical Knock Out Willi Besmanoff Louisville, Kentucky USA
1961
Win by Technical Knock Out Alex Miteff Louisville, Kentucky USA
1960
Win by Unanimous Decision Tunney Hunsaker Louisville, Kentucky USA
1960
Win by Knock Out Herb Siler Miami Beach, Florida USA

Accomplishments of note

2004
Author: The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey Publisher:   Simon and Schuster with Hana Yasmeen Ali
1996
Author: Healing: A Journey of Tolerance and Understanding Publisher:   Harper Collins with Thomas Hauser and Richard Dominick
1995
Opened: Muhammad Ali Museum Louisville, Kentucky USA
1994
Inducted: Sport in Society Hall of Fame Boston, Massachusetts USA
1992
Published Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times Publisher:   Simon and Schuster with Thomas Hauser
1990
Inducted: International Boxing Hall of Fame Canastota, New York USA
1987
Named: The Greatest Heavyweight Champion of All Time Ring Magazine
1986
Inducted: World Boxing Hall of Fame Riverside, California USA
1983
Inducted: United States Olympic Hall of Fame United States Olympic Committee
1978
Television film appearance: as Gideon Jackson in Freedom Road Braun Entertainment Group and Worldvision
1976
Film appearance: As himself in The Greatest Columbia Pictures
1975
Author: The Greatest: My Own Story Publisher:   Random House with Richard Durham, contributor
1971
Supreme Court of the United States overturned Ali's 1967 conviction for draft evasion Washington, District of Columbia USA Ali had been stripped of his title and boxing license after refusing to fight in the War in Vietnam and being convicted of draft evasion.

Professional honors and awards

Kentucky State Golden Gloves Champion Golden Gloves of America USA Winner of six titles (1955-1960)
2006
Council of 100 Leaders Award World Economic Forum
2005
Presidential Medal of Freedom President George W. Bush
Light Heavyweight Champion Amateur Athletic Union 1959, 1960
1996
Chosen to ignite the Olympic caludron beginning the Summer Games United States Olympic Commitee Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia USA
1978
World Heavyweight Champion World Boxing Council 1978-1979
1974
World Heavyweight Champion World Boxing Council 1974-1978
1964
World Heavyweight Champion Universal 1964-1967
1960
Golden Gloves Champion Golden Gloves of America USA Heavyweight
1960
Light Heavyweight Champion Olympic Games Committee Olympic Games
1960
Olympic Gold Medal Olympic Games Committee Boxing - Light Heavyweight
1960
Heavyweight Champion Golden Gloves of America USA
1959
Light Heavyweight Champion Golden Gloves of America USA
1959
National Golden Gloves Champion Golden Gloves of America USA Light Heavyweight

Community

Community service

2013
Muhammad Ali Center Louisville, Kentucky USA Celebrity Auction
2012
Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala
2012
Parkinson’s Disease Research Initiative Teamed up with 23andMe
2012
Watering Seeds Organization Woodland Hills, California USA
2009
Parkinson Society Maritime Region Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Plates for Parkinson's Fundraising Campaign
Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis Miami, Florida USA Great Sports Legends Dinner
2007
Athletes for Hope Bethesda, Maryland USA Founder and Supporter
2003
Special Olympics Dublin, Republic of Ireland Global Youth Summit at the Special Olympics World Summer Games
2002
United Nations Children’s Fund New York City, New York USA Messenger of Peace
1997
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Phoenix, Arizona USA Founder
1994
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation Phoenix, Arizona USA Founder and Host

Community honors and awards

2012
Liberty Medal National Constitution Center
2009
Freeman of Ennis, County Clare Ireland Ennis, County Clare Ireland
2006
Double Helix Award Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Humanitarianism
1997
Essence Award Essence Magazine
1987
Chosen to represent the constitution as a living document California Bicentennial Foundation for the United States Constitution
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Denomination
Sunni Islam
Sports
Boxing
Avocation
Has devoted himself to humanitarian endeavors around the globe

Education

Primary school
Virginia Street Elementary School
Louisville, Kentucky USA
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2009
Muhlenberg College Allentown, Pennsylvania USA Doctorate
2007
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey USA Doctor of Humanities
2003
Kentucky State University Frankfort, Kentucky USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1999
Columbia University New York, New York USA Doctor of Laws
1994
Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Public Service
1994
Mount Ida College Newton Center, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Letters

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
January 17, 1942
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Louisville, Kentucky USA
Death
Friday, June 3, 2016
Place of death
Phoenix, Arizona USA
Cause
Complications from Parkinson's Disease
Final rest
Interred—Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1986–present
 Yolanda (Williams)  Ali            1 child Asaad Amin Ali (1991) (adopted)
19771986
 Veronica (Porshe) Ali       2 children Hana Ali (1976)  Laila Ali (1977) 
19671977
Khalilah (Belinda Boyd) Ali       4 children Maryum Ali (1968)  Rasheda Ali (1970) Jamilla Ali (1970) Muhammad Ali Jr. (1972) 
19641966
Sonji (Roi) Clay   

Partnership

1 child Miya Ali (1972)
1 child Khaliah Ali (1974) 

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
3 Jacob, Curtis Muhammad, Sydney Jurldine

Parents

Father
Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. (1912 - 1990)
Mother
Odessa (Grady) Clay (1917 - 1994)

Grandparents

Father's father
Herman H. CLAY (1876 - 1954)
Father's mother
Edith (Greathouse) Clay (1890 - 1971)
Mother's father
John Lewis GRADY (1886 - N/A)
Mother's mother
Birdie (Morehead) Grady (1893 - 1944)

Ancestry

African-American, with Irish, English, remote Italian