Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellous Clay). Background. Muhammad Ali was born on January 17th 1942 in Louisville. Ali was named after Cassius Marcellous Clay SR. Ali changed his name from Cassius Marcellous Clay JR t o Muhammad Ali after he joined the nation of Islam. Quotes.
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Muhammad Ali was born on January 17th 1942 in Louisville. Ali was named after
Cassius Marcellous Clay SR. Ali changed his name from Cassius Marcellous Clay JR to Muhammad Ali after he joined the nation of Islam.
“ I cant be hit. There’s not a man on earth with
the speed and ability to beat me.”
“ I can float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
“ The man who has no imaginations has no wings.”
“ Friendship… Is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship
You really haven’t learned anything.”
“ He who is not courageous enough to take risks will
Accomplish nothing in life.”
“ It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of
Meeting challenges and I believe in myself.”
Marriages and Kids
1st wife – Sonji Roi
Married in 1964
Divorced in 1966
Sonji Roi was a cocktail waitress. Sonji and Ali met approximately 1 month before they
got married on 14th August 1964. Sonji’s objections to certain Muslim duties in respect
on the dress for women contributed to breakup their marriage.
3rd wife Veronica Porsche
Married in 1977
Divorced in 1986
Ali had an affair with Veronica Porsche, an actress and
model. By summer I 1977 Ali’s second marriage was
over and he married Veronica. At the time of their
Marriage they had a baby girl called Hana. Then
Veronica was pregnant again with their second child.
Their second daughter Laila was born in December 1997.
4th wife Yolanda Williams
Married in 1986
Yolanda and Ali had been friends
since 1964 in Louisville.
They had 1 son called Assad Amin
Who they adopted when he was