Muhammad Ali 4 Ways He Changed America – Rolling Stone

Muhammad Ali: 4 Ways He Changed America

W ithout question, Muhammad Ali (who died on June 3rd, 2016) transformed the planet of sports. Winning the heavyweight title 3 x — you start with his shocking upset of Sonny Liston in 1964, which made him the youngest boxer to unseat an incumbent heavyweight champion — Ali is known as, alongside Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson, among the best boxers ever to enter a ring. Though his pugilistic style was unorthodox and an affront to boxing purists at that time, his dazzling mix of speed and power revolutionized the activity, & most boxing observers have finally come to trust Ali’s longtime boast he was “THE BEST ever.” Continue reading…