A legendary heavyweight boxer known for his "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" boxing style as well as his devastating blows, Muhammad Ali was originally born Cassius Clay, Jr. before converting to Islam. He won the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston in 1964, jabbing Liston mercilessly with pre-fight antics and psychological games in the ring. Ali is the only fighter to have ever retaken the title after losing it three different times. His fight again Joe Frazier came to be known as the "Thrilla in Manila" and still ranks as one of the most exciting boxing matches ever. In later years, Ali fought his own battle with Parkinson's disease, which he developed as the result of the many blows he received during his long career in the ring.
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