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Muhammad Ali is one of the most iconic and cherished athletes of all time, but he wasn't always celebrated by the public.
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Casper dot com In the summer of 1969 Mohammed Ali was one of the most controversial figures on the planet. The boxer strength and charisma, which had made him an international celebrity, were now elevating him beyond the realm of sports into the cross section of religion, politics and race. Right now, Ali was touring the country. He sold out auditoriums to discuss Vietnam with college students and even starred in a Broadway musical entitled Buck White. The world class boxer, it seemed, was doing everything except boxing. Well, that's because he couldn't in a severe punishment from the World Boxing Organization. Mohammed Ali, the champ who had never lost a fight, had been stripped of his world championship title in 1967 after he refused to fight in the Vietnam War. Additionally, they'd revoked his boxing license and prevented him from competing. Many Americans viewed Ali as a draft dodger, refusing to serve the country that had made him rich and famous. His unwavering support of the Nation of Islam also made enemies for Ali among the more conservative minded. But at the same time, other Americans were beginning to see Ali as a new kind of Champion, an underdog who had put everything on the line in order to stand up for his beliefs. To quote Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Whatever you think of Mohammed Ali's religion, you certainly have to admire his courage. Ali would eventually be embraced as a crusader for civil liberties and personal freedom. In time, this would catapult Ali back into the ring where he could attempt to reclaim his champion status. By the time he was finally allowed to box again, Ali had lost three of the best fighting years of his life. But he wasn't done far from it, for Mohammed Ali was on his way to.
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