Born This Day in 1942…Muhammad Ali
Jan 17 2018 5:12 AM

Born This Day in 1942…Muhammad Ali – On January 17th, 1942, the world saw the birth of one Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky.

From those humble beginnings Clay went on to win an Olympic Gold medal in 1960, an appropriate start to the career of the most iconic sports figure of the 20th century. Unfortunately, the world lost the Ali on June 3, 2016. Gone but not forgotten.

For this latest TBC segment, we are joined by TBC analyst and historian Frank Lotierzo to go over the career of Muhammad Ali on this day of remembrance. Though no conversation could truly encompass all that Ali was, we let Frank run long for this one! Enjoy.

For Lotierzo’s retrospective on Ali rival George Foreman, click here.

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali blows out the candles on a cake baked for his 25th birthday, in Houston. Ali’s wife says the boxing great is still a “big kid” who enjoys his birthday parties. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky, File)