Dependable, Intermediate, Sports, entertainment, boxing
Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay. His historical career as a boxer began when his brand new bicycle was stolen when he was twelve. He made a report about the stolen bike to Officer Joe Martin, who he found inside a boxing gym. Officer Martin inspired Cassius to be a boxer. Others laughed at his great ambition but Cassius worked hard, training every day after school with Officer Martin. When he was older Cassius began working with a second trainer as well, Fred Stoner, who help him improve even more. He became the champion he had dreamed of being once he started fighting professionally. He famously won fifty-six out of sixty-one professional fights. He also became known as the “People’s Champion” because he fought for those peoples who were treated unfairly due to race or religion. Cassius Clay truly became a champion in more ways than one.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Muhammad Ali: A Champion is Born,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
5, Article 52.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss5/52