Muhammad Ali. By: Ashley Bohne, Angela Passini, and Claire Griffith. Professional Boxer.
By: Ashley Bohne, Angela Passini, and Claire Griffith
Muhammad Ali was an American boxer and former three time World Heavyweight champion. In 1999, he was crowned “Sportsman of the Century”. He also won the American Boxing Federation championship and Olympic gold medal.
In 1964, Ali failed the Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were subpar. However, in early 1966, the tests were revised and Ali was reclassified 1A. He refused to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a conscientious.
Since he has retired from boxing, he has traveled all over the world lending his name and presence to hunger and poverty relief, supporting education efforts of all kinds. It is estimated that he has provided more than 22 million meals to feed the hungry. He has worked with the US civil rights movement and The United Nations.
Muhammad Ali’s center is called the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, or MAPC. It is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence. It helps Parkinson’s patients and families. It provides research, diagnosis, and education.
In the year 2007, Muhammad Ali is currently 65 years of age. Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the early 1980’s. Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills and speech. He currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his 4th wife Yolanda Ali.