The Champ: Muhammad Ali

“If you ever dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.”

Born Cassius Clay, transformed into Muhammad Ali, this man has hypnotized and charmed the world with his style in and out of the heavyweight boxing ring. Ali is counted among the greatest heavyweights in the boxing history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is flamboyant, compassionate and complicated, a beacon of religious freedom, racial justice and the triumph of principle over expedience. Stricken by Parkinson’s Disease, he remains one of the most recognized sports figures of all time, crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC.