Muhammad Ali: Stinging Like A Bee

Muhammad Ali: Stinging Like A Bee

Throughout his career, famed boxer Muhammad Ali (whose real name is Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) has been known by more than a few to "float like a butterfly, but sting like a bee." In fact, it was during the 1966 heavyweight championship fight he used those now infamous words to taunt opponent Sonny Liston before the big fight. According to stories, Ali's inspiration to become a professional boxer began at the ripe of age of 12, when the skinny young boy told a local police officer he would beat up the person who stole his bike. The cop's advice: first, learn to fight.

Ever since, Ali has built a life based on his legacy of wins as an amateur boxer and now historical figure. Yet, like many professional athletes, Ali, too, had his fair share of troubles and controversies, including that of cheating and unsportsman-like conduct. Learn more about the man behind the gloves in this playlist, and see if it just might inspire you to chase your dreams.

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