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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) World Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed “The Greatest,” Ali was as well known for his unique boxing style, consisting of the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope, as he was for the catchphrase “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” He was an uncompromising athlete who brought beauty and grace to a very rough sport and became one of the world’s most famous cultural icons. Read &i&Who Was Muhammad Ali?&/i& and discover “The Greatest.”
Number of Pages: 105
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography + Autobiography / Sports + Recreation, Sports + Recreation / Martial Arts
Series Title: Who Was...?
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Jr. James Buckley
Street Date: July 24, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-3398
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