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Muhammad Ali: Journey of "The Greatest"

Follow the travels of the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. As a heavyweight boxing champ and humanitarian, he's been all around the world, including Scotland, Egypt and the Philippines.

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Louisville, Kentucky

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. in Louisville, KY, on Jan.17, 1942. It wasn’t until he was a teenager that he acquired a passion for boxing. His bike had been stolen in front of the city’s Columbia Auditorium; young Cassius Clay vowed to “whip the robber’s butt.” Soon he began training to become a boxer.

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