Two days ago I informed my followers on twitter that I was going to do a piece on “The Cassius Clay Entrepreneur” But after really deliberating on the title and doing a thorough study of the man, I felt it was going to be too Narrow and could actually be applied in every facet of life.
You’ll soon see my reason.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former professional boxer. Sometimes Last week I was watching some of his classics on “ESPN classic” Notable among them were three with rival Joe Frazier, which are considered among the greatest in boxing history, and one with George Foreman, Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, which he described as “floating like a butterfly, sting[ing] like a bee”, Ali brought beauty and grace to the most uncompromising of sports and through the wonderful excesses of skill and character, he became the most famous athlete in the world.
Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. The older of two boys, he was named after his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr., who was named after the 19th century abolitionist and politician of the same name.
Ali would go on to become the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion. In 1999, Ali was crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC.
What got him there?