To celebrate Black History Month, InFlexWeTrust will be honoring influential members of Black history daily throughout the month. Today, we are honoring Muhammad Ali. Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., on January 17, 1942. Before going on to be the boxing legend and cultural icon that he is, Ali was a philanthropist and social activist. Ali made his professional boxing debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker. Between 1960-1963 he was able to have a record of 19-0 with 15 wins by knockout. The boxer joined the Nation of Islam in 1964, promoting his name change. After refusing to join the draft, Ali was arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges, he was stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended until his appeal went to the Supreme Court. His most infamous matches were against his rival Joe Frazier and are still considered the greatest matches of all time. Read more about his life and contributions below.


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