Proudly referred to as The Greatest or The People's Champion, Muhammad Ali is undoubtedly the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. With a winning streak of 56 games and only 5 losses, he was a significant sports figure of the 20th century.
Over here, we have the best Muhammad Ali quotes, sayings, and captions to inspire your next status. But before we get into that, who was this man Muhammad Ali and what was his inspiration? Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on 17 January 1942 as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Ali was dyslexic which made him have difficulties reading and writing in school and for most of his life. When Ali was 12, his bicycle was stolen and police officer Joe E. Martin found him fuming about it. Joe advised him to learn how to box.
Although he was not interested at first, watching a boxing program in TV spiked his interest. He started training with Fred Stoner who helped mold his style, stamina, and system. Ali debuted into boxing in 1954 where he won against a local amateur boxer by split decision.
Ali made his professional debut in 1960 and became a Muslim in 1961, something that influenced most of his decisions later in life. In 1964, at the age of 22, he renounced his birth name as a slave name and changed it to Muhammad Ali.
In 1966, he refused to be drafted in the military and fight in the Vietnam War because of his religious beliefs. He was stripped of his boxing titles and didn't fight for four years. Ali went on to fight in historic boxing matches and thrived in the spotlight.
He was also an actor, writer, and a successful spoken word artist releasing two Grammy nominated studio albums including I Am the Greatest. And now, without further ado, here are the greatest Muhammad Ali quotes, sayings, and captions of all time!