An African-American boxer of the twentieth century, who was world champion in the heavyweight class for several years between 1964 and 1979. He was known in his boxing career for his flamboyant personality and aggressive self-promotion, as well as for his superior boxing ability and style. His boxing strategy, he said, was to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” A Black Muslim, Ali was originally named Cassius Clay. After he refused for reasons of conscience to serve in the armed forces in the 1960s, several boxing associations revoked his title as world champion, but he regained it later. During his boxing career he was extremely popular in Africa, and after his retirement he traveled there as a goodwill ambassador.
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The families had gathered that Sunday to remember Ali Bazzal, a soldier whom the Nusra Front declared they had executed on Dec. 6.
Over the past week, Sony Pictures Entertainment has received more body blows than Muhammad Ali during the Rumble in the Jungle.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Zaim Ali, a Peshmerga commander, said: “We have established a military plan to clear ISIS from all of areas.”Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Paradise lies at the feet of mothers,” Erdogan said on Monday, quoting the Prophet Muhammad.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns|Xanthe Ackerman|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gil turned and saw Muhammad Ali stride out of the stage entrance, smiling and scowling at the same time.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Ali Khan” was about to guide the ekka along the rough gangway when Mohammed Rasul interfered.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Nuzzur Ali's saddle, you may remember, was old and worn, and he had taken that of the Pindharee we last killed.
Away with such idle tales, fit only to be bugbears to children, said I mentally; Ameer Ali is not to be frightened by them.
It came up with a fair breeze, soon reaching the Hyder Ali, which expected a fight.
On up the bay went the other merchantmen, with the Hyder Ali in the rear, and the British squadron hot on their track.