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Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali

American former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1942.

Countries: United States (56%), (10%), United Kingdom (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Andrea Jaeger

Linked to: Sports Illustrated, The Ring, Central High School, Jefferson County Public Schools

 

Timeline


 

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Muhammad Ali was born in 1942 add something


1960

Vietnam War - Widespread protests against the Vietnam War had not yet begun, but with that one phrase, Ali articulated the reason to oppose the war for a generation of young Americans, and his words served as a touchstone for the racial and antiwar upheavals that would rock the 1960s add something

 

After Clay left Moore's camp in 1960 partially due to Clay refusing to do chores such as dishwashing and sweeping, he hired Angelo Dundee, whom he had met in February of 1957 during Ali's amateur career, to be his trainer add something

 

Martin accompanied Ali to the 1960 Olympics in Rome, and multiple photos depict Ali and Martin together add something

 

Clay made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker add something

 

Summer Olympic Games - At the 1960 Rome Games a young light-heavyweight boxer named Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, arrived on the scene

 

Joe Frazier - Frazier emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, defeating opponents that included Jerry Quarry, Oscar Bonavena, Buster Mathis, Eddie Machen, Doug Jones, George Chuvalo and Jimmy Ellis en route to becoming Undisputed Heavyweight Champion in 1970, and followed up by defeating Muhammad Ali by unanimous decision in the highly anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971

 

Summer Olympic Games - There were emotional scenes, such as when Muhammad Ali, clearly affected by Parkinson's disease, lit the Olympic torch and received a replacement medal for the one he had discarded in 1960


1962

Clay beat his former trainer and veteran boxer Archie Moore in a 1962 match add something

 

Ferdie Pacheco - In 1962, Pacheco began working with Muhammad Ali when the then-Cassius Clay was training in Miami

 

Lillian Miller - On at least one Paar program, shown on November 29, 1962, Miss Miller was an on-stage guest alongside Liberace and Cassius Clay


1963

A disputed ten-round decision over Doug Jones was later named "Fight of the Year" in 1963 add something

 

Following the 1963 fights, Ali became the top contender for Sonny Liston's title add something

 

From until 1963, Clay amassed a record of 19-0 with 15 wins by knockout add something


1964

However, after winning the championship from Liston in 1964, the Nation of Islam changed their minds and agreed to recruit him as a member add something

 

In 1964, Ali failed the U.S. Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were sub-par add something

 

Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Sunni Islam in 1975, more recently taking particular interest and embracing Sufism add something

 

They had been friends since 1964 in Louisville, Kentucky add something

 

On Friday, March 6, 1964, Malcolm X took Clay on a guided tour of the UN building add something

 

Ali met his first wife, cocktail waitress Sonji Roi, approximately one month before they married on August 14, 1964 add something


1966

His 1966 statement, "Man, I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong", was one of the more telling remarks of that era add something

 

However, in early 1966, the tests were revised and Ali was reclassified as 1A add something

 

Ali and then-WBA heavyweight champion boxer Ernie Terrell had agreed to meet for a bout in Chicago on March 29, 1966 but the Illinois Athletic Commission refused to host the fight due to Ali's Vietnam War statements add something

 

Brian London - In August 1966, London fought for the world heavyweight title for the second time, when Muhammad Ali came to defend his title at Earl's Court Exhibition Hall

 

Karl Mildenberger - Mildenberger fought Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Title in September 1966


1967

In 1967, three years after Ali had won the World Heavyweight Championship, he was publicly vilified for his refusal to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War add something

 

Ali and Terrell finally met in Houston to face off on February 6, 1967 add something

 

Appearing shortly thereafter for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces on April 28, 1967 in Houston, he refused three times to step forward at the call of his name add something

 

At the trial on June 20, 1967, after only 21 minutes of deliberation, the jury found Ali guilty add something

 

On August 17, 1967, Ali married Belinda Boyd add something

 

Joe Frazier - It was Futch who suggested that Frazier boycott the 1967 WBA $ Heavyweight Elimination Tournament to find a successor to Muhammad Ali after the Heavyweight Champion was stripped of his title for refusing to be inducted into the military, although Frazier was the top-ranked contender at the time

 

Zora Folley - It wasn't until March 22, 1967, aged 34, that he faced the world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali


1970

Ali was a resident of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, New Jersey in the early 1970s add something

 

With his case still in appeal, Ali returned to the ring after winning a boxing license in Atlanta on August 12, 1970, thanks to State Senator Leroy R. Johnson, where he was granted a license to box by the City of Atlanta Athletic Commission add something

 

Following this, the New York State Boxing Commission reinstated Ali's license to fight there and Ali fought against Oscar Bonavena at Madison Square Garden in December 1970, knocking him out technically during the 15th round, leaving him as a top contender against heavyweight champion Joe Frazier add something

 

Lloyd Price - During the 1970s Price owned a Manhattan restaurant-nightclub called Turntable and helped Don King promote fights including Muhammad Ali's "Rumble in the Jungle

 

Roberto Clemente Coliseum - Most of the world championship boxing bouts fought in Puerto Rico during the late 1970s and early 1980s were fought at the Roberto Clemente coliseum, including Roberto Durán's world title defense versus Mexican Leoncio Ortiz, Wilfredo Gómez's knockout win against Carlos Zarate, many of Samuel Serrano's title defenses, and the fight where Muhammad Ali defended his title against Jean Pierre Coopman, the only time a world Heavyweight championship fight has been held in Puerto Rico

 

Joe Frazier - Then came what was hyped as the "Fight Of The Century," his first fight with Muhammad Ali, who had launched a comeback in 1970 after a three-year suspension from boxing


1971

Ali and Frazier's first fight, held at the Garden on May 8, 1971, was nicknamed the "Fight of the Century", due to the hyped antics in their pre-fight add something

 

George Foreman - Despite boycotting a title elimination caused by the vacancy resulting from the championship being stripped from Muhammad Ali, Frazier had won the title from Jimmy Ellis and defended his title four times since, including a 15-round unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten Ali in 1971 after Ali had beaten Oscar Bonavena and Jerry Quarry

 

William Greaves - In 1971 he released a film titled "Ali, the Fighter", which focused on Muhammad Ali's first attempt to regain his heavyweight title and went on to produce and make films for various commissions and government agencies, including NASA and The Civil Service Commission

 

Jack Kent Cooke - In 1971, he was financial backer of the first Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier boxing match, held at Madison Square Garden and won by Frazier

 

Stephan Reimertz - The novel features the 1971 New York fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, the so-called Fight of the Century


1972

The boxer returned with bouts against Quarry, a second bout with Floyd Patterson and Bob Foster in 1972, winning a total of six fights that year add something

 

Elmo Henderson - Despite his 1972 win against Muhammad Ali in an exhibition match in San Antonio, Texas, he did not become particularly well known in the boxing community; John Spong of the "Texas Monthly" said that the match was the "shot not heard round the world"

 

Norman Mailer - Mailer wrote a Playboy article about Elmo Henderson, a boxer who had defeated Muhammad Ali in 1972.

 

Floyd Patterson - At age 37, Patterson was stopped in the seventh round in a rematch with Muhammad Ali for the NABF Heavyweight title on September 20, 1972

 

Elmo Henderson - Henderson defeated Muhammad Ali in an exhibition match during the " Muhammad Ali Boxing Show" in San Antonio, Texas on October 24, 1972, but he never achieved widespread fame in the boxing world


1973

In 1973, Ali suffered another loss at the hands of Ken Norton, who broke Ali's jaw during the fight, though it's contested which round he broke it, with Angelo Dundee later claiming Ali broke it in the second round, while others, including Norton, stated Ali broke it much later in the fight add something

 

Ken Norton - Norton's name became household when he became the second man to defeat Muhammad Ali in 1973, and in doing so broke the champion's jaw in the process

 

Gregorio Peralta - A loss to Muhammad Ali world title challenger Ron Lyle, however, took place on May 12, 1973 at Denver , Colorado

 

Ken Norton - Almost six months later, at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on September 10, 1973, Ali avenged the Norton loss, but only just, when he got the return by a split decision


1974

After initially seeking retirement, Ali won against Norton in their second bout, leading to his second fight with Frazier, with Ali this time winning on points in their January 12, 1974 rematch add something

 

Ali faced off against heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman in Kinshasa on October 30, 1974 in a bout nicknamed "The Rumble in the Jungle" add something

 

Harry Carpenter - Carpenter described the end of the historic boxing fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire, Africa, in 1974, a fight which became known as "The Rumble in the Jungle", as "the most extraordinary few seconds that I have ever seen in a boxing ring"

 

George Foreman - He made two successful title defenses before losing to Muhammad Ali in "The Rumble in the Jungle" in 1974

 

Miriam Makeba - Makeba was one of the entertainers at the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman held in Zaïre

 

Mobutu Sese Seko - Mobutu featured in the documentary "When We Were Kings", which centred around the famed "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing bout between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali for the 1974 Heavyweight championship of the world

 

Bill Withers - During this time, he wrote and produced two songs on the Gladys Knight & the Pips record "I Feel a Song", and in October 1974 performed in concert together with James Brown, Etta James, and B. B. King four weeks prior to the historic Rumble in the Jungle fight between Foreman and Ali in Zaire

 

Mobutu Sese Seko - Mobutu was one of the men who was instrumental in bringing the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman to Zaire on 30 October 1974


1975

Ali converted from the Nation of Islam sect to mainstream Sunni Islam in 1975 add something

 

In 1975, Ali began an affair with Veronica Porsche, an actress and model add something

 

Shortly after his return home from Rome following the Olympics, Ali would claim in his 1975 autobiography that he threw his medal into the Ohio River after he and a friend of his were being refused service at a "whites-only" restaurant, and fighting with a white gang add something

 

The bout, titled "The Thrilla in Manila", was held on October 1, 1975 add something

 

Smart Araneta Coliseum - Among the notable events to take place at the arena were the 11th and 34th FAMAS Awards, the 1975 "Thrilla in Manila" boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, and the annual Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant

 

Chuck Wepner - As a tough journeyman boxer he went 15 rounds with world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in a 1975 fight

 

HBO - In 1975, the "Thrilla in Manila" boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier aired on HBO and was the first program on the pay-cable network to air via satellite

 

Chuck Wepner - The ESPN film features a clip of Wepner's ninth round knockdown of Muhammad Ali in their 1975 world heavyweight title bout

 

HBO - On September 30, 1975, HBO became the first television network to continuously deliver its signal via satellite, when it broadcast the "Thrilla in Manila" boxing-match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier


1976

Later in 1976, Ali participated in an exhibition bout in Tokyo against Japanese professional wrestler and martial artist Antonio Inoki add something

 

Curt Anderson - Anderson was first hired by WBAL in 1976 as a reporter where he regularly covered the state legislature, Baltimore City Hall, produced features and even boxed a round with Muhammad Ali as a feature story in 1978

 

Freddie Blassie - Blassie managed Muhammad Ali in his boxer vs. wrestler match in 1976 against Antonio Inoki

 

Kenny Benkowski - In 1976 he took on Muhammad Ali in a boxer vs wrestler match which he considers one of the high points of his career

 

George Foreman - In 1976, he announced a comeback and stated his intention of securing a rematch with Ali. His first opponent was to be Ron Lyle, who had been defeated by Muhammad Ali in 1975, via 11-th round TKO. At the end of the first round, Lyle landed a hard right that sent Foreman staggering across the ring

 

Akram Pahalwan - In 1976, when the World Champion Japanese Wrestler, Antonio Inoki fought with the boxing legend Muhammad Ali in a mixed martial arts match to a draw

 

Vince McMahon - The young McMahon was behind the Muhammad Ali versus Antonio Inoki match of 1976

 

Billy Crystal - He was on the dais for The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Muhammad Ali on February 19, 1976, where he did impressions of both Ali and sportscaster Howard Cosell

 

Mikel Scicluna - In June 1976, Scicluna found himself part of history, as the opponent for Gorilla Monsoon on the night Monsoon engaged in an impromptu tussle with boxing great Muhammad Ali


1977

After winning against Alfredo Evangelista in May of 1977, Ali struggled in his next fight to boxer Earnie Shavers that September, who pummeled Ali a few times with punches to the head add something

 

By the summer of 1977, Ali's second marriage was over and he had married Veronica add something

 

However, two years later, in the 1977 biopic, "The Greatest", a film scene depicting the medal-throwing incident only has Ali being forced out of the diner due to his race quickly cutting to the scene where Clay threw the medal into the river in disgust add something

 

In 1977 the book was adapted into a film called "The Greatest", in which Ali played himself and Ernest Borgnine played Angelo Dundee add something

 

Their second daughter, Laila, was born in December 1977 add something

 

Michael Dokes - He received national exposure in a televised exhibition with Muhammad Ali in 1977, which saw Ali clown and mug while slipping Dokes' punches, but revealed glimpses of Dokes' potential

 

Eva Shain - Shain was asked to judge the September 29, 1977 fight between Muhammad Ali and Earnie Shavers at Madison Square Garden just a few hours before the fight began


1978

In February of 1978, Ali faced Leon Spinks, who had a 6-0-1 record going into their first fight at the Superdome in New Orleans , and lost the title by unanimous decision add something

 

Leon Spinks - By now ranked among the leading heavyweight challengers, he made history on February 15, 1978, by beating Muhammad Ali by a 15-round decision in Las Vegas

 

Leon Spinks - In only his eighth professional bout, Spinks won the undisputed world heavyweight championship when he beat Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978, in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history


1979

Following this win, on July 27, 1979, Ali announced his retirement from boxing add something

 

John Tate (boxer) - He captured the vacant WBA title on October 20, 1979 by defeating Gerrie Coetzee by decision, succeeding Muhammad Ali, who had relinquished the title that summer


1980

Ali fought against Holmes on October 2, 1980 in Las Vegas with Holmes easily dominating the weakened Ali, who had taken thyroid medication to lose weight though the medication left him visibly tired and short of breath add something

 

Tony Tubbs - In February 1980, the Muhammad Ali Amateur Boxing Club competed against the Joe Frazier Amateur Boxing Club in Houston, Texas


1981

Despite pleas for retirement, Ali fought one last time on December 21, 1981 in Nassau, Bahamas against Trevor Berbick losing a ten-round decision add something


1984

Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome in 1984, a disease that is common to head trauma from activities such as boxing add something


1985

Larry Holmes - Holmes won his first forty-eight professional bouts, including victories over Earnie Shavers, Ken Norton, Muhammad Ali, Mike Weaver, Gerry Cooney, Tim Witherspoon and Marvis Frazier, and fell one short of matching Rocky Marciano's career record of 49-0 when he lost to Michael Spinks in 1985


1986

Mike Tyson later broke the records for both Clay and Patterson in 1986 at 20 during his fight with Trevor Berbick add something

 

By 1986, Ali and Veronica were divorced add something

 

On November 19, 1986, Ali married Yolanda Williams add something

 

Greg Norman - In 1986, Norman was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award, a feat he replicated in 1993 to join Muhammad Ali and Björn Borg as multiple winners


1987

Ali's other high profile events during this time included being selected by the California Bicentennial Foundation for the U.S. Constitution to personify the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights around 1987 add something


1990

Gene Stoltzfus - Gulf War - In 1990, as the Gulf War was gearing up, Stoltzfus co-led a delegation to Iraq which, along with similar efforts by Muhammad Ali, resulted in the release of 14 Western hostages

 

Boxing - The first inductees in 1990 included Jack Johnson, Benny Leonard, Jack Dempsey, Henry Armstrong, Sugar Ray Robinson, Archie Moore, and Muhammad Ali. Other world-class figures include Salvador Sanchez, Fabio Martella, Roberto "Manos de Piedra" Durán, Ricardo Lopez, Gabriel "Flash" Elorde, Vicente Saldivar, Ismael Laguna, Eusebio Pedroza, Carlos Monzón, Azumah Nelson, Rocky Marciano, Pipino Cuevas and Ken Buchanan


1993

In 1993, the Associated Press reported that Ali was tied with Babe Ruth as the most recognized athlete, out of over 800 dead or alive athletes, in America add something

 

Babe Ruth - In 1993, the Associated Press reported that Muhammad Ali was tied with Babe Ruth as the most recognized athletes in America


1996

Ali later received a replacement medal at a basketball intermission during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where he lit the torch to start the games add something

 

Lolo Ferrari - She caused a sensation at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival with the presentation of the movie during a remake of the boxing match in "Camping Cosmos" between the European champion and the former opponent of Cassius Clay


 

He was the recipient of the 1997 Arthur Ashe Courage award add something


1998

"Ring Magazine", a prominent boxing magazine, named him number 1 in a 1998 ranking of greatest heavyweights from all eras add something

 

Angelo Dundee - In 1998, after decades, Dundee reunited with Muhammad Ali and appeared alongside him in a sentimental Super Bowl commercial

 

Manuel Medina (boxer) - On April 24, 1998, Medina joined Carlos De León, Muhammad Ali, Sugar_Ray_Robinson, Edwin Rosario, Evander Holyfield and a small number of other boxers in the exclusive group of fighters to reign as world champions three or more times in the same division, when he outpointed defending IBF title holder Hector Lizarraga over twelve rounds in San Jose, California


1999

The Associated Press voted Ali the No. 1 heavyweight of the 20th century in 1999 add something

 

On September 13, 1999, Ali was named "Kentucky Athlete of the Century" by the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies at the Galt House East add something

 

Honey Craven - Craven was inducted into the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame in 1999, having his name etched in the rafters along with other "Garden Greats" from Buffalo Bill to Muhammad Ali to The Rolling Stones

 

Sports Illustrated - In 1999, "Sports Illustrated" named Muhammad Ali, the Sportsman of the Century, at the "Sports Illustrated"s 20th Century Sports Awards in New York's Madison Square Garden

 

Babe Ruth - In a 1999 ESPN poll, he was ranked as the third-greatest U.S. athlete of the century, behind Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.


2000

Anthony Mundine - Anthony Mundine left rugby league halfway through the 2000 season, after being inspired to go into boxing, when a friend, Abdi Osman, showed him a video of Muhammad Ali

 

Ken Norton - He appeared along with Ali, Foreman, Frazier and Holmes in a video, "Champions Forever", discussing their best times, and in 2000 he published his autobiography, "Going the Distance"

 

U2 - Since 2000, Bono's campaigning has included Jubilee 2000 with Bob Geldof, Muhammad Ali, and others to promote the cancellation of third world debt during the Great Jubilee


2001

Ali's bout with Parkinson's led to a gradual decline in Ali's health though he was still active into the early years of the millennium, even promoting his own biopic, "Ali", in 2001 add something

 

Jon Voight - Director Michael Mann tagged Voight for a small but crucial role in the 2001 biopic Ali, which starred Will Smith as the controversial former heavyweight champ, Muhammad Ali. Voight was almost unrecognizable under his make-up and toupee, as he impersonated the sports broadcaster Howard Cosell.


2002

On November 17, 2002, Muhammad Ali went to Afghanistan as "U.N. Messenger of Peace" add something


2004

In a 2004 autobiography, written with daughter Hana Yasmeen Ali, Muhammad Ali attributes his conversion to the shift toward Sunni Islam made by Warith Deen Muhammad after he gained control of the Nation of Islam upon the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975 add something


2005

Later in 2005 he embraced spiritual practices of Sufism add something

 

On January 8, 2005, Muhammad Ali was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President George W. Bush add something


2006

Athletes for Hope - Athletes for Hope was founded in 2006 by Lance Armstrong, Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. All of the founding athletes had already established their own foundations and created Athletes for Hope to support athletes who share their desire to help others


2007

On June 5, 2007, he received an honorary doctorate of humanities at Princeton University's 260th graduation ceremony add something

 

In December 2007, "ESPN" listed Ali second in its choice of the greatest heavyweights of all time, behind Joe Louis add something

 

Andre Agassi - In 2007 Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance_Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded the charity Athletes for Hope, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and aims to inspire all people to volunteer and support their communities

 

Lance Armstrong - In 2007, Armstrong with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a charity that helps professional athletes become involved in charitable causes and aims to inspire non-athletes to volunteer and support the community

 

Jeff Gordon - In 2007, Gordon, along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance_Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community

 

Tony Hawke - In 2007, Hawk, Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance_Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded the charity, "Athletes for Hope", an organization that aims to inspire all people to volunteer and support their communities through the actions of professional athletes

 

Tony Hawk - In 2007, Hawk, Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance_Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded the charity, "Athletes for Hope", an organization that aims to inspire all people to volunteer and support their communities through the actions of professional athletes

 

Alonzo Mourning - In 2007, Mourning along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance_Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Mia Hamm, Jeff Gordon, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded ://www

 

Jimmy Lange - In early 2007, International Hall of Fame trainer, Angelo Dundee, who has worked with top notch boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Sugar_Ray_Leonard and George Foreman, returned to Northern Virginia to be Chief Second for Jimmy

 

Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Chmerkovskiy returned to "Dancing with the Stars" in March 2007 for Season 4, his time partnered with boxer Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali

 

Curtis Conway - On July 23, 2007, Conway married female boxing champ Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali


2009

Brian Grant - Through discussions and encouragement by well-known Parkinson's sufferers Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali, Grant publicized his diagnosis in 2009

 

Kurt Warner - In March 2009, Warner was honored with the Muhammad Ali Sports Leadership Award


2010

Trevor Berbick - In an interview on the YES Network's Centerstage in 2010, Mike Tyson told host Michael Kay that he had wanted to exact revenge on champion Trevor Berbick during their 1986 title bout for the beating Berbick gave Muhammad Ali in Ali's last fight in 1981


2012

On July 27, 2012, Ali was a titular bearer of the Olympic Flag during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London add something

 

Joe Frazier - About 3 months later, Muhammad Ali's boxing trainer, Angelo Dundee died on February 1, 2012

 

Haley Reinhart - She performed an acoustic version of Wild Horses with Slash and Myles Kennedy on February 18, 2012 at the Power of Love Gala for Muhammad Ali


2013

On February 3, 2013, in a "Washington Times" article, the boxer's brother, Rahman Ali, said Muhammad can no longer speak and could be dead within days add something

 

"The Trials of Muhammad Ali", a documentary directed by Bill Siegel which focuses on Ali's refusal to serve during the Vietnam War, opened in Manhattan on August 23, 2013 add something


2014

On December 20, 2014, Ali was hospitalized for a mild case of pneumonia add something


2015

Ali was once again hospitalized on January 15, 2015 for a urinary tract infection after being found unresponsive at a guest house in Scottsdale, Arizona add something

 

Philippe Falardeau - In 2015, Falardeau directed the film "Chuck", which depicts the life of the heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, played by Liev Schreiber, and his 1975 fight with the heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali


2016

Ali was hospitalized in Scottsdale in June 2016, with a respiratory illness add something

 

Ali was hospitalized in Scottsdale on June 2, 2016, with a respiratory illness add something

 

Funeral services began in Louisville on June 9, 2016, with an Islamic Janazah prayer service at Freedom Hall on the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition Center add something

 

A funeral procession went through the streets of Louisville on June 10, 2016, ending at Cave Hill Cemetery, where a private interment ceremony occurred add something

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - In 2016, he performed a tribute to friend Muhammad Ali along with Chance the Rapper

 

Jack Nicholson - After the death of boxer Muhammad Ali on June 3, 2016, Nicholson appeared on HBO's "The Fight Game with Jim Lampley" for an exclusive interview about his friendship with Ali.

 

Bob Ley - On June 4, 2016, Ley and Jeremy Schaap broke the news of the death of Muhammad Ali

 

Chance The Rapper - On July 13, 2016, along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar performed a tribute for the late Muhammad Ali


2017

TAG Heuer - In 2017 TAG Heuer released limited edition Muhammad Ali watch


2018

U.S. President Donald Trump, apparently unaware of the overturned conviction, said on 8 June 2018 that he might grant a posthumous pardon to Ali. add something