Pocket Bios: Muhammad Ali
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When he was twelve, Muhammad Ali wanted to fight a man who stole his bike. A police officer encouraged him to learn to box first, so he did. At age eighteen, he won a gold Olympic medal, and eventually earned many other awards. He converted to Islam. When he opposed the Vietnam war, he lost his title of world champion. His case was taken to the Supreme Court and they ruled that after three years, he could box again. He eventually was affected by Parkinson’s disease and rose awareness for it. One of his daughters became a professional boxer, like her father.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Pocket Bios: Muhammad Ali,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss12/7