26 Astonishing Facts About The Boxing Legend Himself; Muhammad Ali
1. Muhammad Ali was born in 1964, before then the boxer was named Cassius Clay (after his father).
Directly after his fight with Sonny Liston, Ali declared that Cassius Clay was his “slave name”. From then forth he asked to be referred to as Muhammad Ali meaning beloved of God. A couple days after the Liston fight Ali officially converted to Islam.